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Pepsi and Coke Announce Support for Responsible Governance of Land Tenure [viewed]

fao-pepsi-coke15 April 2014: In a land policy that states its commitment to “doing business the right way,” PepsiCo has announced its support for the 'Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure' and its recognition of its obligations to respect and protect the rights of local people. The Guidelines, which were initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), promote equitable access and secure ownership rights to fisheries, forests and land, with the aim of eradicating poverty and hunger, protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development.

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IFAD-supported Project to Strengthen Post-harvest Interventions and Climate Change Resilience in Rwanda [viewed]

IFAD7 April 2014: The Climate Resilient and Post-harvest Agribusiness Support Project (PASP), launched in Kigali, Rwanda, by the Government of Rwanda and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is expected to advance the country's efforts to reduce post-harvest losses and will target over 32,400 rural households (155,518 people) in 10 districts in the country's northwest, southern and eastern regions.

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Bioversity Releases Seeds for Needs East Africa Poster [viewed]

Bioversity InternationalApril 2014: Bioversity International has released ‘Seeds for Needs in East Africa,' a poster from its Seeds for Needs projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The poster describes the project's background, activities, results and future steps.

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IRENA, Arizona State University to Develop West African Solar Technician Certification Scheme [viewed]

IRENA28 March 2014: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Arizona State University (ASU) are collaborating on the development of certification programmes for off-grid and grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in West Africa.

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March 2014 Climate Finance Update [viewed]

world-bank-gef-ifad-isdb-eib  31 March 2014: During the month of March, the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and a regional development bank announced funding for several climate-related projects or initiatives. The World Bank has also provided an update on the growth of the green bond market.

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March 2014 Sustainable Energy Finance Update [viewed]

worldbank-idb--erdb-gef-afdb-eib31 March 2014: Throughout the month of March, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) undertook activities and approved funding for sustainable energy projects in countries including: the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), France, Kenya, the Philippines, Romania, Solomon Islands, Zambia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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WorldFish, IWMI Release Research on Agricultural Water Use and Adaptation in Africa [viewed]

WorldFishMarch 2014: Working with national partners in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, WorldFish, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the University of Osnabruck have released the results of an examination of climate change adaptation in food production in the Chinyanja Triangle. After project completion at the end of 2013, researchers have presented their results to stakeholders in the region, recommending improved water allocation and management strategies.

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FAO Forest Survey Highlights High Deforestation Rates in Africa, South America [viewed]

FAOEuropean Union21 March 2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a new forest data set based on a global remote sensing survey, which shows that global forests continue to decline, with the greatest rates of deforestation occurring in Africa and South America.

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Fraunhofer Institute Researches Reliable Solar Electricity Transmission in North Africa [viewed]

Fraunhofer12 March 2014: The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has announced a research project to help develop a network for the reliable transmission of electricity from solar energy facilities in North Africa, with potential future transmission to Europe. The Institute's 'Super Grid' project aims to develop and optimize technologies for the interface between electricity production and grid feed-in.

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ADB Showcases Sanitation and Wastewater Management Projects [viewed]

ADBMarch 2014: Sustainable sanitation is possible and can be replicated and scaled up, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, titled ‘From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities and Innovative Solutions.' The report contains project briefs on case studies of good practices and models on sanitation and wastewater management from around the world.

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