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Climate-Smart Poultry Farming Brings Prosperity to Kenya’s Smallholders

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24/10/2016

A barrage of squawks greets Mercy Wairimu every time she steps into the two story chicken coop that stands in her backyard. The poultry farmer from Nakuru County in Kenya beams. The noise from her chickens, which number in the hundreds, reminds her of how far she’s come.

“I have been in this business for ten years now. I used to have a few small indigenous chickens here and there, running around my compound,” explains Mercy. “But then the Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP) came. It expanded my mind and my business. I now have 1000 birds.”

The KAPAP is a Government of Kenya initiative supported by the World Bank whose aim is to improve agricultural productivity and the incomes of smallholders. It does so through a range of activities, including supporting research and developing agriculture value chains. Farmers have benefited from KAPAP’s provision of new technologies, improved market access and climate-smart agriculture approaches especially in dairy farming, potato and pea cropping, apiculture and poultry rearing, to name just a few. Some of the beneficiaries have even expanded their operations to practice more than one type of farming.

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Scaling Up Urban Energy Efficiency in Mexico

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27/04/2016

Mexico is rapidly urbanizing. Estimates show that by 2027, the country’s urban dwellers will make up 88% of the population. Annual energy consumption has been on the rise, increasing at an annual rate of 2% over the 2000-11 period, and surpassing economic growth which stood at 1.8%. At the same time, Mexico has defined energy efficiency as a transformational priority in its National Energy Strategy, and is implementing reforms aimed at increasing productivity, competition, and overall efficiency in the sector. The country has also placed climate change mitigation and adaptation on top of its national agenda; thus energy efficiency playing a key role in its Nationally Determined Contributions.

Recognizing the importance of cities in achieving the country’s energy and climate change goals, as well as the benefits for cities themselves, the Government of Mexico partnered with the World Bank on a $156 million Municipal Energy Efficiency Project to finance the design and implementation of energy efficiency investments in several Mexican cities across the country.

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Breaking the Link Between Extreme Weather and Extreme Poverty

14/11/2016

In 2013, an estimated one million Filipinos were plunged into poverty after Typhoon Haiyan sapped $12.9 billion from the national economy and destroyed over a million homes.

No sooner had the 2010 Cyclone Aila devastated coastal areas of Bangladesh than unemployment and poverty levels surged 49 percent and 22 percent, respectively.

Economic strains facing Guatemala after Hurricane Stan in 2005 forced 7.3 percent of affected families to send children to work instead of school.

Whenever disaster strikes, it leaves more than just a trail of devastation—it also leaves communities further in the grip of poverty.

And yet, when we hear of natural disasters today, their financial cost—that is, the damage inflicted on buildings, infrastructure, and agricultural production—is what catches the headlines. New research, however, suggests that reducing natural disasters to their monetary impact does not paint the whole picture. In fact, it distorts it.

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Violência na República Democrática do Congo deixa mais de 3 mil mortos em oito meses

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Voluntária leva alimentos para deslocados pelo conflito na região de Kasai (foto de 7 de junho de 2016) Foto: JOHN WESSELS / AFP / AFP

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Desde setembro de 2016, a região de Kasai é abalada por uma rebelião que já causou o deslocamento de 1,3 milhão de pessoas

Mais de 3 mil pessoas morreram desde outubro de 2016 na região do Kasai, no centro da República Democrática do Congo (RDC), de acordo com um documento da Nunciatura Apostólica no país. A nota técnica cita 3.383 mortes registradas desde outubro no Kasai, enquanto a ONU registrava um balanço estimado de “mais de 400 mortos”.

O documento apresenta um “resumo dos danos sofridos pelas instituições eclesiásticas” baseado em relatórios a partir de 13 de outubro de 2016 — quando aconteceu um primeiro ataque a uma paróquia.

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Panamá, de construir un canal a fabricar un Estado

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27/12/2016, by Adrián Albiac

Muchos pensarán que el canal de Panamá recibe su nombre de la república que lo alberga; sin embargo, la historia es más bien al revés. En este artículo trataremos de desvelar los orígenes de un país confeccionado por políticos y lobistas de Wall Street.

En la mesita de noche de la suite 1162 del hotel Walford Astoria descansa entreabierta la novela Captain Macklin. Publicada en 1902, relata las aventuras de un joven cadete de West Point y un veterano militar francés que, tras acabar en Honduras, inician una revolución que los llevará hasta la presidencia del país. La historia, más allá de la entretenida acción de la novela, puede que no sea demasiado transcendente; sin embargo, en las manos adecuadas, puede resultar tremendamente inspiradora.

Jon Hay, que además de secretario de Estado de los EE. UU. es un gran lector, es consciente de esto y en su último encuentro con Philippe Bunau-Varilla ha procurado entregarle un ejemplar de la novela al francés. ¿Por qué no fingir ser esos dos grandes aventureros de Captain MacKlin? Al fin y al cabo, ellos también llevan varios meses intentando crear un nuevo país en Centroamérica. Si en la novela MacKlin y el general Laguerre tenían Honduras, ellos tendrán Panamá.

No obstante, retrocedamos un poco. Como todas las buenas historias, esta debe ser contada desde el principio.

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O que esperar do Governo Trump, segundo diplomatas e empresários

Publicado originalmente em: 22/11/2016

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