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23/12/2016
Natural disasters account for losses, on average, of US$51 billion in developing countries every year, yet only a small minority of these losses are insured. Smallholder farmers are particularly exposed to the unpredictability of climaterelated risks, e....
08/12/2016
We are halfway through our online discussion on the use of ICTs for Resilience! We have collected about 45 contributions. The discussion will continue until 13 December so we are looking forward to read more! So far we have opened up the first four...
22/11/2016
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and e-Agriculture are preparing an online forum discussion on "Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Resilience". The forum will take place from 28 November to 13 December...
17/11/2016
Agriculture sector accounts for more than half of total employment in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and over 70 per cent in East African Community (EAC), according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). In addition, agriculture accounts for...
16/11/2016
The Royal Government of Bhutan will receive a grant of US$ 3.8 million from the World Bank for the Hydromet Services and Disaster Resilience Regional Project. The project is part of the World Bank’s broader regional efforts to strengthen hydromet...
14/11/2016
The Global Resilience Partnership aims to help millions of vulnerable people in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia better adapt to shocks and chronic stresses and invest in a more resilient future. With an initial commitment of $...
09/11/2016
Papua New Guinea is a developing country that is prone to natural disasters and the effects of climate change affect the country’s 87% of the rural population (World Bank, 2015) who depend heavily on agriculture. With food security and a cash economy at...
26/10/2016
The e-Agriculture team is looking for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to participate in our online Forum "ICTs for Resilience" scheduled from 28/11/2016 to 13/12/2016. In order to participate in the forum and be a SME, you first have to become a member....
18/10/2016
This technical session will contribute to the implementation of CTA's Caribbean flagship project by developing strategies and key activities to disseminate information for scaling up climate-resilient solutions for smallholder farmers working in two...
10/10/2016
Indigenous people such as Bedouin tribesmen and African farmers have long depended on traditional knowledge to help them coax food from the earth. Now a researcher hopes to meld this with science to create a drought-busting tool. Muthoni Masinde grew up...

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