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60 African countries to participate in the AIM 2013

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Innovation Prize for Africa Announces 2013 Finalists

Experts from across Africa develop market-oriented solutions to address sanitation, malaria, energy and other challenges while driving economic growth on the continent

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“If you were to scan my heart, you will see it has the shape of Africa!” SWAADY MARTIN-LEKE, TEA COMPANY CEO

 

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From Cote d’Ivoire

Lives between Lagos and Johannesburg

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Nearly Half of the World’s Entrepreneurs Are Between The Ages Of 25-44 According To Global Entrepreneurship Report

Babson sponsored research finds increased demand for entrepreneurial training

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HRW’s Ill-Intentioned Agenda: Targeting Eritrea’s Economy

by E-SMART (Eritrean Sanctions Must Be Annulled and Repealed Today)-a collaboration of the Eritrean Diaspora http://www.eritrean-smart.org/

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Hargeisa to Host 2013 Infrastructure Protection, Security and Diplomatic Show for Regional Academic Institutions

KBI Empower Group, in collaboration with Canadian Eye on Africa, the Horn of Africa Institute of Infrastructure Protection and Regional Security and Admas University College (Hargeisa Campus) affiliates are pleased to announce the opening of the call for abstracts for its Annual Horn of Africa Infrastructure Protection & Security Trade Show which will take place at Mansour Hotel in Hargeisa, Somaliland on 22nd & 23rd of February, 2013.

 

Ottawa, Canada, January 17, 2013 –(PR.com)– Moto: Somaliland, an Indigenous approach to State Building, Asset Protection, Diplomatic and Security issues of 2013. Hargeisa, is the Backbone of Asset Protection & Trust Gateway.

KBI Empower Group, in collaboration with Canadian Eye on Africa, the Horn of Africa Institute of Infrastructure Protection and Regional Security and Admas University College (Hargeisa Campus) affiliates are pleased to announce the opening of the call for abstracts for its Annual Horn of Africa Infrastructure Protection & Security Trade Show which will take place at Mansour Hotel in Hargeisa, Somaliland on 22nd & 23rd of February, 2013.

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Desmond Tutu develops new African leadership in Al Jazeera series

A fresh generation of African leaders will be featured on new Al Jazeera English series Tutu’s Children.

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Climate Change, Agricultural Adaptation and Fairtrade

Contents
Executive Summary v
Acknowledgements viii
List of tables, boxes, figures and diagrams ix
1. Introduction 1
2. Conceptualising Fairtrade in agricultural commodities and climate change 1
2.1 Introducing Fairtrade 1
2.2 Climate science, impact models and trends 1
2.3 Vulnerability, Adaptive Capacity and Resilience 3
2.4 Stakeholder climate knowledge 5
2.5 Climate change impacts on smallholder agriculture 5
2.6 Agricultural innovation systems 6
2.7 Types of adaptation responses 7
2.8 Conceptualising agricultural adaptation 7
3. The effects of climate on selected Fairtrade crops 10
3.1 Plant responses to increases in CO2 10
3.2 Changes in temperature 11
3.3 Changes in precipitation 11
3.4 Implications for crop production 11
3.4.1 Rice 11
3.4.2 Cotton 12
3.4.3 Vegetables 13
3.4.4 Coffee 14
3.4.5 Cocoa 15
3.4.6 Tea 15
3.4.7 Banana 16
3.4.8 Sugar cane 17
3.5 Summarising the evidence 17
4. Assessing the projected climate change impacts on key Fairtrade countries 18
4.1 Projected climate change impacts 18
4.2 Example country case studies 22
4.2.1 Kenya 22
4.2.2 Mali 23
4.2.3 Dominican Republic 24
5. Reviewing the evidence on the impacts of climate change on global trade in
Fairtrade commodities 25
6. Identifying possible adaptation strategies for Fairtrade 25
6.1 Farm level changes 25
6.1.1 Cropping adaptations 25
6.1.2 Improving the effectiveness of pest, disease and weed management practices 26
6.1.3 Plant breeding 26
6.1.4 Irrigation and improved water harvesting and management 26
6.1.5 Soil conservation 26
6.1.6 Diversifi cation of the farming system 26
6.2 Policy and institutional changes 28
6.2.1 Build up climate knowledge of producer groups 28
6.2.2 Encourage all producer groups and enterprises to integrate climate
considerations in their planning and impact assessment 29
6.2.3 Support participatory adaptation processes at community level 29
6.2.4 Provision of fi nancial support for transition 30
6.2.5 Improve on-going access to weather information 30
6.2.6 Contingency planning and crop insurance 30
6.2.7 Agricultural learning, extension and innovation 30
6.2.8 Improving ecosystem stewardship 31
6.2.9 Payments for ecosystem services and climate fi nance 31
6.2.10 Changing the content of standards 32
6.2.11 Livelihood Diversifi cation and Migration 32
6.2.12 Estate agriculture and hired labour 33
7. Conclusions 34
References 38
Annexes 43
1. Development barriers, promoters and climate change dimensions 43
2. Additional Country-level Climate Projections for 2060s, Africa 44
3. Additional Country-level Climate Projections for 2060s, Caribbean/Central America and Asia 45
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Featuring four “GREEN ECO FRIENDLY” products designed in South Africa

 

1) Power in a Bottle

2)  Tea bag water filter

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Fairtrade Farmers in the Fight against Climate Change

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