Sunday, May 24, 2015

Drop in Cameroon’s Coffee Production Blamed on Climate Change

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

Environment and climate experts say climate change in Cameroon is already having an impact in coffee production.   Heavy rainfall, leading to floods, erosion and landslide has led to a drop in production of coffee in the country experts say.

“Extreme weather conditions that have continued to increase in both frequency and intensity, affecting rainfall patterns and disrupting agricultural practices have reduced not only the amount of soil and land suitable for coffee production but distorted the condition for quality coffee production,” says Charlie Ntonifor of the Center for Environment and Rural Transformation, an NGO on environment protection in Cameroon.

Cameroon develops mapping tools for land use planning

 By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
A project to design and test  mapping tools to improve the transparency of spatial planning in Cameroon has been launched in the Southwest region of Cameroon. The launching took place, April 21, 2015 in Buea.
According to experts,the mapping tool, once developed, would ensure that the final land-use map drafted by community members will include all information relevant to land use planning, including the resources found on their land, and how the communities use them. This will be a useful bargaining instrument for the communities whenever they interact with the government and investors. The land-use map will also act as insurance against land use abuse and deprivation of indigenes of much-needed resources.

Le changement climatique fausse les donnees agricoles

Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Aux Cameroun selon les expert les récoltes connaissent une baisse de rendement du fait de l’absence des pluies.

La France soutient des ONG Camerounaises contre le changement climatique

Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

Le Fonds français pour l’environnement mondial a remis, le 15 Mai,2015, des subventions à deux associations pour soutenir leurs actions en faveur de la protection de la nature. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Kanzli Mideh

Le mercredi 06 Mai 2015, un atelier sous-régional des acteurs de la société civile, et du gouvernement ivoirien, s’est tenu à Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). L’objectif était de réfléchir et formuler des messages de plaidoyer et de définir les priorités que les jeunes ivoiriens proposeront aux autorités gouvernementales en prélude aux négociations climatiques de Paris qui devraient aboutir à un accord global contraignant pour toutes les parties prenantes dans question du changements climatiques. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Major Concerns For Paris Agreement in Petersburg Climate Dialogue

Petersburg Climate Dialogue in Berlin (Tajiel Urioh)
 By Peter Labeja

While, crucial momentum for achieving ambitious and binding climate agreement in Paris in December is fast growing around the world; serious concerns have emerged in Petersburg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, germany.

The dialogue that began this morning raised concerns as to whether the international Paris agreement, widely expected to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius will be achieved without much glitches. Once sealed, the agreement will take effect in 2020 and is hoped will drastically cut down carbon emission in to the atmosphere.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Climate -Smart Agriculture Combating Climate Change

Aaron Yancho Kaah

Climate  change and its impact on Agriculture  has undeniaby been one of the crucial issues  of our time.. In the past years African farmers and herders  followed  favorable climatic conditions and some local indigenous ideas  to hoe  their food crops and to raise their livestock in Africa. The constant climatic changes have put this livestock  and agricultural production into a mess. Farmers across the world like in Africa are finding new ways to adapt in these changing weather conditions and patterns.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Harnessing water for food in Zimbabwe's arid lands

By Busani Bafana

IRISVALE, Zimbabwe -- 'Forward with development' are the lyrics of spirited song the group of women at the dam building sing as they work along.

Trowel in hand, Sihle Sibanda, scoops cements and secures another large stone to raise the spill way of the Matope Dam. Sibanda and other members of the Irisvale Irrigation Scheme grow vegetables and crops using water from the Matope Dam but stop farming half of the year when the dam dries up, forcing them to abandon farming activities.

$10 million Eco-stoves initiative: Paradox of climate change mitigation

Stakeholders' workshop

 The Federal Executive Council (FEC) in 2014 approved the sum of N9.2 billion to procure 750, 000 Clean Cookstoves and 18, 000 Wonderbags, specifically to check the impact of smoke generated when cooking with wood on human health, as well as discourage poor environmental practices like tree felling and other forms of forest degradation in Nigeria. ETTA MICHAEL BISONG evaluates the concept of this programme and its impact in resolving the nation’s huge environmental challenges.