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How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa

Professor of Plant Breeding Maryke Labuschagne is working with a group of more than 20 African PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve the...

14 Jun 2021

New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic

The launch forms part of Mattel's goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all its products and packaging by 2030...

11 Jun 2021

Deforestation is driven by global markets

The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, while still securing a supply of food for everyone...

By Ruben Valbuena and Thomas Lovejoy 11 Jun 2021

Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space

Most people might not usually think of public space as being gendered, but this is how scholars of the built environment increasingly talk about it...

By Pippa Catterall and Ammar Azzouz 9 Jun 2021

Cities urged to build upwards but ditch skyscraper obsession

Taller buildings are key to enhancing quality of life as the world's urban population grows, but cities should not become obsessed with skyscrapers...

By Umberto Bacchi 3 Jun 2021

Climate change: 6 priorities for pulling carbon out of the air

To reach net zero emissions by 2050, global emissions must be cut faster and deeper than the world has yet managed...

By Cameron Hepburn and Steve Smith 3 Jun 2021

African researchers invited to apply for JWO Research Grant

The 2021 Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer (JWO) Research Grant aimed at early-career African scientists, and worth $150,000, is open for application...

2 Jun 2021

IIASA researchers produce new framework to enhance national climate action

As part of the Paris Agreement, countries are required to submit nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and long-term strategies outlining their...

28 May 2021

AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security

The African Development Bank's new policy on water prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth...

27 May 2021

#AfricaMonth: The state of LGBT rights in Africa

The socio-political and developmental health of a nation can be determined by the lived experiences of, and rights afforded to, the most marginalised...

By Dr Claire Westman 21 May 2021

ACMHM to host African Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health

The African Coalition on Menstrual Health Management, in collaboration with the United Nations Fund for Population, will host the African Coalition Symposium...

19 May 2021

International aid to Africa needs an overhaul. Tips on what needs to change

Many African countries still rely heavily on foreign aid. However, several studies have shown that foreign aid has failed to deliver sustainable economic growth...

By Tigist Mekonnen Melesse 18 May 2021

Solar minibuses for Africa? Data seen as key to green transport switch

As emissions from African transport surge, governments need to find ways to encourage a shift to cleaner, healthier electric vehicles...

By Megan Rowling 14 May 2021

New report unpacks pervasiveness of ageism, ableism in the workplace

According to a new report from the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC), employers need to urgently tackle ageism at work...

13 May 2021

Futuristic computer game hopes to be tonic for climate change anxiety

It is the year 2050, the planet is warming up, meals come from nutritional food packs and dozens of new zoonotic viruses are spreading...

By Kim Harrisberg 11 May 2021

Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises last year

Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the Covid-19 pandemic and weather extremes...

By Maytaal Angel 6 May 2021

Doing good is good for business: How brand purpose can steer your sustainability journey in Africa

Here's how Kantar will help you authentically solve the value-action gap and guide you along your brand's sustainable transformation journey...

By Adeola Tejumola, Issued by Kantar 4 May 2021

Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 Apr 2021



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