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FEATURE: Arid Niger a ‘model for Africa’ as desert blooms

Grappling with desert conditions, insurgency and decades of political instability, Niger has long struggled to feed its rapidly growing population. But experts say efforts to change that are bearing fruit - and may even be a model for the region. Thin Lei Win reports. [more...]

FEATURE: Resilience to climate change in the semi-arid region of Brazil

In the semi-arid region of North-eastern Brazil, an enterprise called Adapta Sertão has been developed to help smallholders adapt to climate change impacts. The project works to create sustainable livelihoods for small-scale farmers by helping to guarantee food security and stable incomes despite unpredictable rainfall. [more...]