ar zh-chs en fr ru es
You are here: HomeDownloadsArticles
Articles
Articles

Articles (23)

Africa faces a myriad of hurdles on its way to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda. Climate change, population growth, youth bulge, widespread unemployment, extreme poverty and hunger are some of the challenges that the continent is grappling with. Africa’s…
Soils store about four times as much carbon as plant biomass1, and soil microbial respiration releases about 60 petagrams of carbon peryear to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide2. Short-term experiments have shown that soil microbial respiration increases exponentiallywith temperature3. This information has been incorporated into…
Sustainable food: a recipe for food security and environmental protection? The world is facing food security and nutrition challenges on an unprecedented scale. One in eight of the world’s population is undernourished, yet paradoxically, an even higher number are classified as overweight. Recent food price…
Two hundred years into the fossil fuel era, C02 emissions have created a greenhouse effect that is responsible for global warmingand is leading to a climate crisis. An all too likely increase in temperatures of 3 to 5 degrees Celcius will result in the melting…
The soil environment is likely the most complex biological community. Soil organisms are extremely diverse and contribute to a wide range of ecosystemservices that are essential to the sustainable function of natural and managed ecosystems. The soil organism community canhave direct and indirect impacts on…
The concept of resilience is gaining traction in the development field. As a framework, resilience presents a systems-oriented way of coping with shocks, which disproportionately affect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. While resilience has been used effectively within ecology, psychology, and engineering, and…
The Sahel—the belt of land that stretches across Africa on the southern edge of the Sahara—has always been a tough place to farm. Rainfall is low and droughts are frequent. The crust of hard soil is, at times, almost impermeable, and harsh winds threaten to…
As the official monitoring and evaluation (M&E) report of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), the Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) assesses trends and progress on 30 CAADP core indicators as well as the implementation agenda itself. And starting in 2011, the ATOR…
Pollination improves the yield of most crop species and contributes to one-third of global crop production, but comprehensive benefits including crop quality are still unknown. Hence, pollination is underestimated by international policies, which is particularly alarming in times of agricultural intensification and diminishing pollination services.…

Partners

              Africa Adaptataion Knowledge Network (AAKNet)    Fanrpan   Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)     CIAT     CCEC            Eco Agricultuture                                   

About the Conference

The 2014 Africa Progress Panel report presents the two faces of Africa: robust economic growth and continuing poverty. But the report suggests Africa could change this duality by asking: how can resources make a positive impact on development? 

More...