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  • International Journalism Festival 2018

    The IJF is the biggest annual media event in Europe, every April in Perugia, Italy. The 2017 festival had 287 sessions and 693 speakers in the 5-day programme. All IJF venues are situated in the setting of the historic town centre of Perugia. This edition (the twelfth edition) will be from 11 to 15 April 2018.

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  • Climate Smart Agriculture Summit

    Climate Smart Agriculture will unite over 300 key UN Agencies, NGOS, Investors, Donors, Government Officials, Agricultural Associations and the private sector to explore policy updates, best practice and innovations for CSA in Africa. Through providing the insight of key decision makers and influencers, and offering valuable networking opportunities, the forum will help mobilise the necessary resources and networks to fast-track Africa climate resilient strategy to agriculture.

    Why now, Why Africa?

    • Food demand will increase by over 60% by 2050.

    • The Agricultural industry is the second largest contributor to global emissions, but the most vulnerable sector to Climate Change

    • African countries are disproportionally affected by the effects of climate change

    • By 2080, due to climate change, it is likely that 75% of the African population will be at risk of hunger

    • Six million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa will be empowered by 2021 through Climate Smart Agriculture practices, approaches and systems.

    Why Climate-Smart?

    CSA addresses the relationship between agriculture and poverty and climate change and agriculture. CSA opens up new funding opportunities for agricultural development, by allowing the sector to tap into climate finance for adaptation and mitigation.


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  • Nominations are now open for the Project of the Year Showcase and Award

    Aid & International Development Forum are pleased to open nominations for the Climate Smart Agriculture Project of the Year Award. Collaboration is paramount for the success of Africa’s future climate resilient strategy. From Governments, Donors, NGOS and the Private Sector, differing organisations must work together to form new partnerships that improve productivity, resilience and efficiency while lowering carbon output.

    The Climate Smart Agriculture Project of the Year Award 2018 will recognise outstanding projects which unite multiple stakeholders in the agricultural ecosystem, with the shared goal of establishing or furthering Climate Smart Agriculture initiatives. The nominees will be judged on their innovation, proven impact and project longevity. Nominations will close on the 17th April 2018 and the

  • Threats to Sharks Shift Away From China

    “Sharks in Crisis: Evidence of Positive Behavioral Change in China as New Threats Emerge” exposes worrying trends in the consumption of shark products outside of China, as well as the continued failure of the tuna industry to protect against shark bycatch. As younger generations of Chinese abandon shark fin soup, this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations are less likely to feature it,” said WildAid CEO Peter Knights.

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  • Hong Kong Bans Ivory

    Today Hong Kong Legislative Councilors voted to ban ivory sales in the former epicentre of the global ivory trade. Lawmakers passed the Endangered Species of Animals and Plants (Amendment) Bill 2017, otherwise known as the Hong Kong Ivory Ban Bill. The vote comes just one month after China shut down all commercial processing and sales of ivory at the end of 2017. In a landslide victory 49 lawmakers voted for the bill, 4 voted against with zero abstentions. The local trade will be gradually phased out over the next three and a half years, and pre-convention ivory imports and re-exports will be banned from August this year.
    Since China’s ban was announced by President Xi Jinping in September 2015, ivory prices in Hong Kong have dropped precipitously. From a high of US$2,100 (HK$16,400) per kilo in 2014, the price has now dropped to US$766 (HK$6,000) per kilo of pre-convention ivory with paperwork, or US$383 (HK$3,000) per kilo for black market smuggled ivory from recently-killed elephants.

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  • Climate resilient ‘super bean’ is solving refugee food crisis in Uganda

    Refugees in Uganda are being provided with climate resilient ‘super beans’ to reduce reliance on aid and encourage greater levels of self-sufficiency. The drought resistant beans have been given out by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Refugees are encouraged to plant the fast-growing and high-yielding plant ‘Nabe 15’ to replenish food levels and stocks. Nabe 15 is a non-genetically modified bean developed by the National Agricultural Research Organisation of Uganda in partnership with the International Centre for Tropic Agriculture. The bean has proven successful at helping refugees feed their families and cultivate new livelihoods. Uganda is currently home to over 1 million refugees who have fled conflict in South Sudan.

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  • International Day of Action for Rivers 2018

    Every year on March 14, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world's rivers and those who struggle to protect them. The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day to celebrate victories such as dam removal and river restoration.

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