CGIAR urged global leaders today to ensure the 500 million smallholder farmers responsible for up to a third of global food production can adapt to climate change-induced loss and damage. Innovations are needed that can both reduce the contribution of global agriculture to climate change, and adapt to its increasingly evident consequences while also supporting livelihoods, nutrition and equality. Continue reading
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LUSAKA, March 6 (Reuters) – At least eight people were killed and 28 others injured in a stampede in Zambia’s capital Lusaka on Monday as thousands of poor people struggled to claim food handouts, police said.
African states must look to their own talents and work more closely together if the continent is to progress, Algeria’s prime minister tells business leaders at an Algiers investment forum.
In praise of small miners
A boom in artisanal mining offers lessons in development Continue reading
A ten-week countdown to the UK Brexit referendum begins with the launch of the official campaigns by both sides in the debate. As Julian Satterthwaite reports, it comes amid more warnings on what it could all mean for the UK economy and financial sector. Continue reading
African growth was at its weakest in six years and analysts warned that things could get worse if the global economy continues to struggle. The IMF reported that the continent was likely to grow 3.75 percent this year and 4.25 percent next, a big drop from the years before and after the 2008/2009 financial crisis. China’s investment slowdown, and low commodity prices affected support to growth.
Hundreds of gaming enthusiasts from across the Arab world descend on Jordan to attend a gaming convention.
Economic growth is set to slow in Sub-Saharan Africa to 3.7 percent this year from 4.6 percent in 2014, its weakest pace since 2009, mainly due to the drop in commodity prices, the World Bank has said in its latest Africa pulse report.
(BVO) – A new clash between the U.S. and China in the bid for influence in fast growing Asia.
Beijing has taken the lead in jump-starting a new government-funded infrastructure bank – the AIIB – recently gaining the support of traditional U.S. ally Great Britain for the 50-billion dollar project.