Climate change is both a negative outcome of environmentally damaging food systems, and a threat to the future of food production and the livelihoods that depend on it. The Sustainable Diets for All (SD4All) programme has been informed by the linkages between food systems and climate change, as well as health.

Consumers shrinking wallets have sparked drastic shifts in spend, purchasing habits and routines as they try to cope with the harsh economic effects of COVID 19, a new report by marketing agency SCANAD shows.Dubbed 'Understanding the New Normal Consumer', the report aims to help brands understand the massive changes in the consumer environment a

Impact investors have been criticized for investing mainly in foreign-owned clean energy access companies and ignoring local entrepreneurs in Africa. This working paper looks at the investments made by impact investors in clean energy access in Kenya, which has been the hub of renewable energy access investment in Africa.

The data and the analyses in this report were prepared before the global crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and do not account for its impact on vulnerable people in food-crisis situations.

Africa faces significant challenges in accessing high-quality pharmaceuticals, exacerbating a continued high burden of disease. The availability of essential drugs in the public sector across the continent has been reported to be less than 60 per cent. One factor contributing to this shortfall is Africa’s heavy reliance on imported medicines.

The March to May (MAM) rainfall period was one of the wettest the region has seen since 1981, following an already record wet 2019 October to December (OND) rainfall period.

The impacts of this rapidly evolving health pandemic are now being felt in every corner of the world. UNOPS is working closely with the UN family, governments and other partners to support mitigation and response efforts. COVID-19 poses serious challenges to the capacity of health systems around the world. Medical personnel are under pressure.

Digital technological innovation, combined with new financing approaches, can make a significant contribution in the field of access to energy.

Africa's projected gross domestic product growth of 3.2 per cent for 2020 is now expected to fall further to -0.8 per cent due to prolonged partial and total lockdown of countries brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Drylands Development Programme (DRYDEV) is an integrated programme designed to improve livelihoods and landscapes in semiarid areas of selected countries in the Sahel and Horn of Africa.

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