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Agriculture in, say farmers across the globe

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

By Henrietta Mongalo – Ngulunews Community Paper*

DURBAN, Dec 7 – (TerraViva) Agriculture is the sector worst affected by climate change and various farmers’ groups are here at the global climate conference in Durban, to make sure that their issues are not left out. Continue Reading

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Suecia, Gran Bretaña y Alemania, guardianes del clima

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

Cartel del IPCC en Durban. Crédito: IPS Africa

Por Kristin Palitza

DURBAN, Sudáfrica, 6 dic (IPS)  Suecia, Gran Bretaña y Alemania ocupan los primeros lugares en el Índice de Protección Climática 2012, cuyos resultados fueron publicados este martes en la conferencia de las Naciones Unidas que se realiza en esta oriental ciudad sudafricana.

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CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO: El agua es lo primero

Posted on 06 December 2011 by admin

La falta de acceso al agua requiere una solución urgente en África austral. Crédito: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS

Por Joshua Kyalimpa

DURBAN, Sudáfrica, 6 dic (IPS) Cobran impulso los esfuerzos para que el agua se incluya como capítulo con peso propio en las negociaciones internacionales sobre el cambio climático que se desarrollan hasta este viernes 9 en Durban, Sudáfrica.

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‘We eat from the earth: stop poisoning it’

Posted on 06 December 2011 by admin

Khanyisa Sinqe – Zithethele Community Newspaper*

Women from the Eastern Cape at the Rural Women's Assembly. Credit: Khanyisa Sinqe/TerraViva

The women – including farm workers, farm owners, and farm dwellers from inside South Africa, and as far away as Zimbabwe and Malawi, Kenya and Senegal – were not accredited participants in the air-conditioned venue in the city centre.

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GHANA: Cambio climático mata sustento de mujeres

Posted on 05 December 2011 by admin

Nalifu Yussif sostiene cestas bolga en la COP 17, que se realiza en Durban, Sudáfrica, del 29 de noviembre al 9 de diciembre. Crédito: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS.

Por Isaiah Esipisu

 

DURBAN, Sudáfrica, 5 dic (IPS) Talata Nsor, originaria de la norteña comunidad ghanesa de Bolgatanga, lleva buena parte de sus 54 años de vida tejiendo las cestas típicas de la zona. Pero en los últimos tiempos se le hace muy difícil conseguir la materia prima.

 

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Negotiations Must Deliver a Work Programme on Agriculture

Posted on 05 December 2011 by admin

By Busani Bafana

Durban, 5 Dec. — Negotiators at the 17th Conference of Parties owe it to the world’s more than seven billion people to deliver a deal with a work plan for agriculture, a sector that is expected to be the worst affected by climate change.

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Eastern Cape district showing leadership and learning

Posted on 05 December 2011 by admin

By Phumza Sithole – Rainbow News*

DURBAN, Dec 5 – (TerraViva) “Durban is green! I can see it!” exclaimed Nomasikizi Khonza, Mayor of Amathole Municipality in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Continue Reading

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Climate Change Killing Womens’ Livelihoods

Posted on 05 December 2011 by admin

Nalifu Yussif holds a few Bolga baskets at the ongoing COP 17 in Durban, South Africa. Materials for making these hand woven baskets are becoming more difficult to source due to climate change. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS

By Isaiah Esipisu

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 5 (IPS) – Talata Nsor, a 54-year-old woman from Bolgatanga community in Northern Ghana, has been weaving the cultural Bolga baskets, which are named after her community, her entire life.

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Green Climate Fund now! Second Kyoto commitment period now!

Posted on 04 December 2011 by admin

By Andre Marais – Amandla Magazine,
Henrietta Mongalo – Ngulunews Community Paper,
and Happy Pretty Ntsanwisi – Nthavela Newspaper

photos by Khanyisa Sinqe – Zithethele Community Newspaper*

DURBAN, Dec 4 – (TerraViva) “Unite against climate change” was the order of the day on Dec. 3, when Greenpeace successfully coordinated a march through the streets of Durban. Several thousand people took part, including both South African activists and campaigners from around the world who have come to Durban to make their voices heard on the issue of responding to global warming. Continue Reading

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Time for a New Agricultural Revolution

Posted on 04 December 2011 by admin

Busani Bafana interviews to KANAYO F. NWANZE, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 4 (IPS) – The combined effects of ballooning populations, poor productivity and threatened water resources present fresh pressures on agriculture to deliver food, money and livelihoods in Africa.

The food system needs urgent reform in the face of climate change which accelerating the speed of change on the farms and on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

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