AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Meets with HarvestPlus

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-+*Her Excellency Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture recently received Dr. Howarth Bouis, Director of Harvest Plus and Dr. Anna-Marie Ball the Head of Africa Strategic Alliances, Harvest Plus to discuss scaling up biofortification in Africa at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on April 27. Commissioner Tumusiime applauded HarvestPlus’ >> Read more

Calling all adaptation practitioners!

-+*We invite you to participate in an IFPRI survey that aims to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of key NGOs and government agencies working in the areas of climate change adaptation and climate risk management in Africa south of the Sahara (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/genderandclimatechange). In particular, we hope to determine the extent to which organizations have >> Read more

Le Sénégal adopte une loi interdisant les sacs plastiques fins

-+*Le Sénégal s'attaque au fléau du sac plastique. Après une première tentative en 2002 puis une seconde en2006, une loi qui interdit les sachets légers et gratuits a été adoptée mardi par l'Assemblée nationale. D'icisix mois, ces sacs extrêmement polluants qui mettent plusieurs centaines d'années à se dégrader, ne seront plus distribués au marché ou dans les boutiques.

Four Fast Facts to Debunk Myths about Rural Women

-+*New research, drawing on work done by IFPRI and others, presented in Paris this week by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) helps to debunk a few myths that are often the basis for bad policy decisions. Read the article by Jacqui Ashby and Jennifer Twyman here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/03/four-fast-facts-to-debunk-myths-about-rural-women/