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Uganda joins campaign urging for pledge on agricultural innovation

Scaling up agricultural innovation will transform and offer solutions to the climate change emergency Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With debate about climate change and agriculture emerging, experts are urging for investment in agriculture innovations for farmers to adapt. The conversation about agricultural innovations emerged as researchers, policy makers and …

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East Africa’s livestock sector reeling from climatic shocks

Climatic shocks have worsened poverty, food insecurity, and income losses to smallholder farmers and pastoralists in the region Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The livestock sector across the East and Horn of Africa has experienced a slump in productivity due to climatic shocks including frequent droughts, experts said at a virtual …

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Financing climate change in Africa

Global leaders commit to mobilise US$2bn to accelerate climate change adaptation Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As Africa struggles to emerge from shocks caused and accelerated by climate change amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders have committed to prioritise actions that will help the continent emerge stronger, healthier and …

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Climate change fuels infectious diseases in E. Africa

  Climate change, floods and droughts are fuelling the spread of pathogens that are resistant to drugs Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Extreme weather events linked to climate change, including floods and droughts, are fuelling the spread of vector-borne diseases in the East and Horn of African region, experts said on …

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COMMENT: Climate change and loss of biodiversity remain urgent Post-COVID

“Building Back Better”: Regional Perspectives of Green Economic Recovery Post COVID-19 COMMENT | Barbara Ntambirweki | The COVID-19 pandemic is testing governments and shattering economic growth all over the world. The pandemic is currently causing significant adverse impact on the global economy with governments around the world implementing various fiscal measures to mitigate …

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