News Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 Sudan – Resilience as a result of a better water management.
When the project team surveyed 12 random village councils from across the project’s 34, it found that all of them were using better natural resource management practices.
Agricultural production and household income had risen over the course of the project. Communities reported sorghum crop yields that had as much as doubled in some areas serviced by the water spreading weir, which had flooded a large area of land that had not been irrigated in more than a decade.
Sudan – That conflict occurs over scarce natural resources, such as water, is an accepted fact. But in a region in North Darfur, after more than a decade of strife that has eroded trust and traditional institutions responsible for negotiating the rights of access to water and grazing land, the reverse is unfolding: it’s these very scarce resources that is bringing conflict-weary people together and slowly mending trust.
Initiative Empowers National Networks, Stakeholders and Governments to Generate and Access Real-time Data and Tools through UN Electronic Platform ‘Environment Live”
Geneva, 8 May, 2017 – A new alliance of citizen-science organizations and UN Environment will be launched, Monday, in an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, responsible for killing close to 2.7 million people annually. Overall mosquito-borne cases are estimated at 500 million every year, according to figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Haïti – Mardi à 6 heures du matin, Antonine François arpente les voies escarpées de la 3e section communale de Port Salut à destination de Carpentier, localité où est installée la pépinière d’espèces natives et côtières du pays.
Depuis 2014, cette technicienne en agronomie travaille dans ce site destiné à restaurer le littoral de certaines villes côtières du département du Sud et qui devrait constituer une barrière de protection naturelle contre les marées montantes.
On February 20th 2017, the Government of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, declared famine, becoming the first country to do so since 2012.
On February 20th 2017, the Government of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, declared famine, becoming the first country to do so since 2012. According to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) results, some 100,000 people may die from starvation, while a further 1 million are on the brink of famine.