Wednesday, August 26, 2015

COP21 Paris: Ghana hopeful of meeting deadline in INDCs submission



By Kofi Adu Domfeh
 
Ghana should be able to submit its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) before the deadline of end of September 2015, according to government officials.

An INDC is a government's proposed 'contribution' to the United Nations as to what it will do about climate change. It is both a political and technical task because the information included in governments’ INDCs will serve as building blocks of the Paris climate agreement.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Conservation Agriculture: way for Lesotho



BY ZANELE HLONGWANE

MASERU: Conservation Agriculture (CA) has evolved in Lesotho for over the last 30 years and is viewed as a means for climate change adaptation and a mitigation measure in the form of new agricultural practices. But lack of information, limited access to technology and insu­fficient capital appear to be some of the main barriers to its adoption as a recommended and general farming practice.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Scientists call for policies that will promote Integrated Landscape Management



By Isaiah Esipisu

NAIROBI, Kenya  Leaders from different landscapes in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania have observed that in order to successfully implement Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) concept, countries must develop research based policies, strengthen the existing policies, and integrate them.

ILM refers to long-term collaboration among different groups of land managers and stakeholders to achieve the multiple objectives required from the landscape. These typically include agricultural production, provision of ecosystem services (such as water flow regulation and quality, pollination, climate change mitigation and adaptation); protection of biodiversity, landscape beauty, identity and recreation value; and local livelihoods, human health and well-being.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Limiter les pertes agricol en marche au Cameroun



Par Rosine Nkonla Azanmene
 
Aujourd’hui, les statistiques disponibles révèlent que le Cameroun perd 25% de sa production agricole après la récolte. Le Programme continental de réduction des pertes après récolte (cas du Cameroun) produit par la FAO et la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) en juin 2010 s’est appesanti sur une analyse par filières prioritaires pour la sécurité alimentaire.

New fish smoking technique saves Cameroon’s coastal mangrove Forest


By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

A new fish smoking technology introduced in the coastal regions of Douala and Kribi in Cameroon is helping the over 80% fishing population in the area fight poverty and reduce the degradation rate of the country’s mangrove forest.

  The project introduced by Environment and Sustainable Development Organization, OPED, a local NGO in Cameroon is seen as a cutting edge innovation that  will significantly reduce the rate of deforestation along the coast in Cameroon and the entire Central Africa if replicated experts say.

Lutte Contre les Inondation dans le basin du Logone et Chari



Par Rosine Nkonla Azanmen

Le cauchemar des populations riveraines des deux digues de protection du lac de Maga et du fleuve Logone va bientôt relever du passé. Prescrits par le chef de l’Etat, les travaux de réhabilitation des deux ouvrages tirent à leur fin. La Semry adjudicataire des travaux a entièrement refait la crête et a réparé les principaux points critiques. C’est grâce à cette expertise que la Semry s’est vu confier les travaux de réhabilitation de certaines parties critiques de la digue de protection du fleuve Logone, soit une distance de 42 km. C’est pour évaluer et apprécier l’avancement de ces travaux d’urgence, qu’une mission interministérielle conduite par Raymond Blaise Tchoukuegno, sous-directeur des infrastructures au ministère de l’Economie, de la Planification et de l’Aménagement du territoire (Minepat) vient de se rendre sur le site.

Douala city deadly floods spark wave of disaster management measures in Cameroon



By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

 Deadly floods in the cities of Douala and Yaounde recently have pushed the Cameroon government to support the city councils in a series of measures to avoid future losses from weather-linked disasters.

  The government has called for better regulation of the housing construction code and given its accord for demolition of all illegally built houses in urban swamps of Douala and Yaounde, the two most populated cities in the country with over 6 million inhabitants.