Category

Research

  • Africa loses out on global share of investments in conservation due to poor data

    April 26, 2019

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang April 26, 2019 As countries continue to take action to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and members to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), await the coming of year 2020 to agree to a new global biodiversity framework, it has become clear that data has a crucial role to play. Because biodiversity […]

  • Researchers Petition African Union to Focus on Climate Risks and Migration; Appoint Special Envoy for Climate Change and Security

    February 7, 2019

    APO Group February 07, 2019 Ahead of the upcoming African Union (AU) Summit on 10–11 February, researchers at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (www.SIPRI.org) released a new essay that gives impetus for the AU to refocus on climate-related security risks and build a broad support to appoint a dedicated AU Special Envoy for […]

  • Coming into Force of Global Biosafety Instruments Excites IPBES Vice-Chair

    March 21, 2018

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang March 21, 2018 The Ghana based Vice-Chair of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Prof. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah has welcomed the coming into force of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. He said “the coming into force of […]

  • Access to Credit and Technology Can Improve Crop Yield among Smallholder Farmers: UN University Report Confirms

    February 3, 2017

    Dagim Terefe February 3, 2017 A study supported by the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) confirmed that access to credit and technology can increase crop yield among smallholder farmers in Africa. The research findings, reported in the Institute’s working paper entitled “Crop Yield Volatility among Smallholder Farmers” revealed that smallholder […]