Small and growing businesses are the heart of rural communities, a vital organ that must continue functioning during the novel Coronavirus outbreak for the whole to thrive. Digital technology helps to stay in close proximity when all travel is suspended. As

Sustainable finance has gone through a spectacular growth trajectory over the past decade – its adoption as a standard practice by most major asset managers and banks has served to perpetuate this boom as a transformative force in the financial

Once they're able to understand expected shifts in production, livelihoods or environmental outcomes, farmers can adapt resource management strategies and be better prepared to manage risks. Built around the largest agricultural meta-analysis to date, ERA is designed to support science-based decision-making

IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) has developed Climate-Smart Cocoa practices to impact farmers positively at different levels. Climate change among other factors has adversely affected cocoa production at varying degrees in Ghana. The phenomenon affects cocoa farming areas differently, thus

Can digital life save us from the fear and anxieties of COVID-19, especially when we are put in quarantine, like the Chinese were, like the Italians are today? The digital economy will undoubtedly get a boost from COVID-19 - just

How evaluating impact contributes to driving investment in adaptable and scalable strategies. Several years ago, a mango farmer in Burkina Faso told us something that forever changed our approach to impact evaluation. “I don’t want to answer any questions,” the farmer said

UN biodiversity talks taking place under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), held in Rome at the FAO Headquarters from 24 to 29 February 2020, provided the first opportunity for countries to discuss a draft biodiversity plan published in January. The

The evidence is in: Global banks don’t fight climate change, they support climate disaster. Despite the warnings coming from scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), they continue to invest in the fossil fuels industry. Yet warnings have

Coffee farmers in southern Mexico organized in the Triunfo Verde cooperative, are showing how responsible agriculture can help preserve natural resources. Thanks to revamped internal financial controls and climate-smart practices, coffee farmers help preserve local ecosystems.   The misty forests of southern

Building resilience in fragile regions must be a priority, not an afterthought, in our efforts to reach global goals. Climate change impacts vulnerable communities hardest. We’ve known for a while that conflict and political instability—especially when coupled with extreme weather events

Farmers need to balance coffee quality with climate resiliency. Agricultural practices such as shade-grown coffee and proper fertilization have the dual effect of producing better coffee and better livelihoods, increasing a farmer’s resilience to climate change and reducing their footprint

Humans are the cause of global warming, we know that. Now we need concrete actions. We need investors to factor climate risks into their analyses and governments to quit subsidizing fossil fuels. In short, we need collective, collaborative action. And

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