Guatemala: Banking seeds in a brutal climate


The tiny rural community of El Solís is tapping into its local knowledge on biodiversity and maintaining a native seeds bank to help it cope with drought, food insecurity and climate change. The community has allied itself with the Partners for Resilience (PfR) and set up a Coordination Committee with 22 participating families including older persons, guardians of local knowledge on biodiversity...

  • Groundswell International selected as a Global Resilience Challenge winner

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    Groundswell International is to receive up to $1m to tackle food and nutrition insecurity caused by climate-driven environmental shocks and chronic stresses in the Sahel region of Africa. It aims to support millions of families living with tremendous vulnerability to improve their soil fertility, food production, and resilience to climate change...

  • Millions face hunger due to climate change, 'super El Nino' - Oxfam


    At least 10 million poor people face hunger this year and next because of droughts and erratic rains linked to record global temperatures and an expected 'super' version of the evolving El Nino weather pattern, aid charity Oxfam has warned. In Ethiopia alone, 4.5 million people need food aid because a combination of El Nino and long-term climate change has made the rainy season more unpredictable...

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