Investing in climate-resilient agriculture not only improves food security but contributes to eradicating malnutrition, according to the findings of a new report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

In East Africa, the Djiboutian Geothermal Energy Development Office (ODDEG) has obtained a $27 million grant from Kuwait Development Fund (KDF) to develop Gale-Le-Koma geothermal project.

The Ethiopia Railways Company will begin regular test runs on the route connecting the country to its neighbour Djibouti.

This is the final report of the baseline and good practices study on water and fodder availability along the livestock trade routes in the Horn of Africa. This regional study aims to

A new report by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) confirms the important role that the world’s biodiversity plays in ensuring the future of sustainable agricultural development.

ADDIS ABABA, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the African Union (AU) have launched a project geared towards ending hunger in the Horn of Africa.

Global freshwater vulnerability is a product of environmental and human dimensions, however, it is rarely assessed as such. Our approach identifies freshwater vulnerability using four broad categories: endowment, demand, infrastructure, and institutions, to capture impacts on natural and managed water systems within the coupled human–hydrologic environment. These categories are represented by 19 different endogenous and exogenous characteristics affecting water supply vulnerability.

The number of food insecure people in the Eastern Africa region has increased from 11.43 million people to 13.73 million people as of March, UN humanitarian agency said Thursday.

This report describes the progress African countries are making on strengthening the quality of policies and institutions that underpin development. It presents Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) scores for the 39 African countries that are eligible for support from the International Development Association (IDA).

Whale sharks are a declining species for which little biological data is available. While these animals are protected in many parts of their range, they are fished legally and illegally in some countries. Baseline biological and ecological data are needed to allow the formulation of an effective conservation plan for whale sharks. It is not known, for example, whether the whale shark is represented by a single worldwide panmictic population or by numerous, reproductively isolated populations.

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