World Food Day and the Women of Keur Moussa

World Food Day and the Women of Keur Moussa

Kathleen Mogelgaard –Huffington Post – Wednesday, 16 October 2013 (originally published 15 Oct) Tomorrow is World Food Day. This year’s theme is “sustainable food systems for food security and nutrition.” Reducing hunger around the globe is an ambitious goal, one the world recognized in a set of development goals set in 2000 and reaffirmed last […]

Adaptations to climate change may bring limits to food farming, say experts

Adaptations to climate change may bring limits to food farming, say experts

Jaspreet Kindra for IRIN – WNN Earth Watch (WNN/IRIN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTHERN AFRICA: In the absence of decisive action to significantly cut the emission of earth-warming greenhouse gases, most poor countries have resigned themselves to adapting to the effects of climate change. But as recent data show, the global concentration of carbon dioxide in […]

World Meteorological experts say global warming records indicate climate change

World Meteorological experts say global warming records indicate climate change

Selah Hennessy – WNN Earth Watch (WNN/VOA) London, U.K., WESTERN EUROPE: The world experienced unprecedented climate extremes during the first decade of this century, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization. Global bodies are gearing up to help nations cope with changing climate conditions. The report, published Wednesday, analyzed global and regional […]

Climate change indicators are forcing us to care for ‘earth in the balance’

Climate change indicators are forcing us to care for ‘earth in the balance’

Maria Lewytzkyj-Milligan with Veronica “Roni” Jacobi – WNN Earth Watch (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: According to an April report from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, sixty-two percent of Americans now say they believe that global warming is happening and only 16 percent say it is not. Recently on June 5, 2013, U.S. Agriculture Secretary […]

Will future humanitarian disasters be able to get the best assistance?

Will future humanitarian disasters be able to get the best assistance?

Katy Migiro for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/Thomson Reuters Foundation) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: As global emergencies multiply, humanitarian workers are in effect running long-term welfare projects and are being co-opted into politics, while the world is spending “peanuts” on solving the crises, leading humanitarian scholar Peter Walker said. Walker worked for […]

AFRICA: Kenyan women become champions for stop climate change policy

AFRICA: Kenyan women become champions for stop climate change policy

Isaiah Esipisu for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Earth Watch (WNN/Thomson Reuters Foundation) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: Women are due to get a bigger say in Kenya’s climate change policies after female parliamentarians representing its 47 counties joined a group that has been pushing for gender balance from the local up to the national level. […]

Environmentally friendly farming brings greater food security to Africa

Environmentally friendly farming brings greater food security to Africa

WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/UN) Rome, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: An environmentally-friendly farming model can help significantly increase cassava yields and help turn it into a staple 21st century crop, the United Nations food agency said today. In a new field guide, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that cassava output has increased by 60 per cent […]