climate change

Food & Trees for Africa: Organic Produce Marketing Coordinator

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s pioneering social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and climate change education and awareness.

Farmer Eco Enterprise Development (FEED Africa), supports and grows emerging organic farmers through land and infrastructure development, training and mentoring support, to take produce to local, super and international markets.

Despite Climate Change, Africa Can Feed Africa

Climate change comes with never-before-experienced impacts. For example, crop yields and growing seasons will decrease even as changing rain patterns will worsen people’s access to water. Yet Africa’s population is projected to reach two billion in less than 37 years, and in 86 years three out of every four people added to the planet will be African.

Food & Trees for Africa: Food Gardens for Africa Trainee Programme Manager

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s pioneering social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and climate change education and awareness.

FTFA seeks to appoint a Food Gardens for Africa Trainee Programme Manager, based in Woodmead, Johannesburg.

SouthSouthNorth: Personal Assistant

SouthSouthNorth (SSN) is a nonprofit organisation that supports the transition towards climate compatible economies and societies in developing countries. SSN facilitates this through collaborative and stakeholder-driven country processes as well as local-level action that address climate change and promote equitable access to sustainable development. SSN is currently involved in projects within Africa and Latin America.

SSN seeks to appoint a Personal Assistant, based in Cape Town.

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Food & Trees for Africa: Community Trainers

Food & Trees for Africa is the first and only South African social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and global warming education and awareness.

Food & Trees for Africa seeks to appoint qualified and experienced Community Trainers, based in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

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Food & Trees for Africa: Agriculture Officers

Food & Trees for Africa is the first and only South African social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and global warming education and awareness.

Food & Trees for Africa seeks to appoint qualified and experienced Agriculture Officers, based in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

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UN Climate Report Meeting Gets Underway

Researchers and government representatives from 110 countries are in a week-long session in Sweden to finalise a United Nations climate panel report expected to offer further support that man-made emissions drive global warming.

The report from one of three working groups in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) focuses on the scientific basis of climate change, including changes of temperature, oceans and glaciers, clouds as well as the influence of man.

Satellite Data Informs Development - World Bank

The World Bank says when it first teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) to demonstrate how Earth Observation World (eoworld), a satellite-based technology for collecting scientific data about planet earth can work for international development; a small climate change adaptation project on the coast of North Africa produced the first big results.

Namibia Hard-Hit by Drought

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says that desert-hardy Namibians, overwhelmed by the worst drought to hit their country in 30 years, are surviving off wild fruits with no harvest in sight until March 2014.
 
IFRC’s Hanna Butler, who recently visited Kunene, one of the worst hit regions in northern Namibia, points out that, "A lot of the people I met had nothing in their food stores, absolutely nothing."
 

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