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Climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

(Extract) What is DFID doing? Building climate knowledge and capacity DFID is supporting programmes to improve knowledge of the impacts of climate change at the local level in Africa. We were instrumental in facilitating the design of Africa's Climate for Development in…

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DFID
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21 Mar 2011
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2000-2009, the warmest decade

Press Release No.869 Geneva, 8 December 2009 (WMO) - The year 2009 is likely to rank in the top 10 warmest on record since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850, according to data sources compiled by the World…

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News and Press Release
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WMO
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21 Mar 2011

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Afrique : Une préparation aux catastrophes «cruellement insuffisante»

NAIROBI, 7 mai 2009 (IRIN) - L'inefficacité des systèmes de gestion des catastrophes, le manque de financements et le peu de données pertinentes pour pouvoir planifier des activités de réduction des risques ont eu des répercussions négatives dans les…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
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26 May 2011

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Africa: Disaster preparedness "woefully inadequate"

NAIROBI, 6 May 2009 (IRIN) - Ineffective disaster management systems, poor funding and lack of relevant data for planning risk-reduction activities have taken their toll on sub-Saharan African countries, specialists said. "Despite high economic growth in some countries, disasters are continuing…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
Posted:
26 May 2011

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Soaring food prices and the rural poor

The prices of basic food commodities have increased rapidly over the past three years. In only the first quarter of 2008, wheat and maize prices increased by 130 percent and 30 percent respectively over 2007 figures. Rice prices, while…

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Analysis
Source:
IFAD
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

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