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Climate change adaptation can help promote sub-Saharan African livelihoods – UN report

13 August 2014|

13 August 2014 – Investing in ways to adapt to climate change will promote the livelihood of 65 per cent of Africans, the United Nations environmental agency reported, warning also that failing to address the phenomenon could reverse decades of development progress on the continent.

Haiti”s community gardeners enthusiastic about nutrition

12 August 2014|

To prevent deterioration and destruction further in Haiti’s Grand’Anse, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners launched a project that has improved both nutrition and livelihoods for more than 5,000 of the most vulnerable in the area. The project has provided women with practical hands-on training in homestead food-production techniques, combined with classes that introduce them to the importance of making pro-nutrition decisions about what they plant and feed to their families.

Dinner on the roof

12 August 2014|

In July 2010, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a project to improve the food security of families, with the support of the Kingdom of Belgium. Four women’s associations and a local NGO – Palestine Tomorrow for Social Development (PTSD) – worked jointly with FAO to support vulnerable urban families, mostly female-headed, to setup small sustainable food production activities, in order to combat poverty and malnutrition and reach self-sufficiency.

Protecting their crops through green technologies, Caribbean women fend for themselves

12 August 2014|

With UN Women support, the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) has led a project focused on women agricultural producers’ role in sustainable development in the Caribbean. Implemented in Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica, the project aims to reduce women’s lack of access to resources.

Families in Bangladesh learn to cope with storms and cyclones

12 August 2014|

The World Food Programme (WFP) has been working with the Government of Bangladesh to provide training and cash for work programmes that help locals to build or renovate community assets as a direct result of climate change. In Patharghata alone, some 4,500 ultra-poor women and men from three separate communities have participated in an “Enhancing Resilience” or ER programme that was launched in 2011.

Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign

12 August 2014|

The objective of the Billion Tree Campaign is to encourage people, communities, organizations, business and industry, civil society and governments to collectively plant at least one billion trees worldwide each year.