A high rate of deforestation combined with an intense use of fertilisers had made the soil around the city of Deniyaya infertile and unproductive. Farmers were not acquainted with organic agricultural practices, which they feared would impact the size of their yield.
Madiba & Nature has launched its programme to involve fishermen in the sustainable management of coastal fisheries through community mobilisation around the recycling of marine plastic waste since 2017.
While innovation and technology can accelerate climate change mitigation and curb greenhouse gas emissions, levels of acceptance of new ways of doing things remain low among traditional societies.
The leishmaniases are a complex group of devastating diseases with a wide clinical spectrum that annually affects more than 1 million people throughout 98 countries, leading to approximately 20,000 deaths per year in its most severe form, the visceral leishmaniasis.
Flooding is the most frequent disaster in Indonesia, causing significant damage. Almost all areas in Indonesia experience flooding and more than 1 million households are affected on an annual basis.
Managing water resources in an equitable and sustainable manner in the context of climate change can be arduous in the Mekong region, especially in times of water scarcity.
The SDG India Index, 2018 offers critical insights into the status of SDG adoption and implementation in India.
Severe food insecurity and hunger have increased in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and this has been partly attributed to climate change and soil degradation.
To determine the suitability of a location for generating solar energy, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) uses solar data derived from measurements on-board the geostationary satellite Kalpana.
The United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) has been implementing training and capacity development activities to strengthen the capacities of regional and national authorities for Disaster Risk Reduction for over 15 years.
Over two-thirds of households in India still rely on traditional biomass for cooking.
Floods highly impact rural communities, especially those living on river banks whose livelihood is highly dependent on agriculture and farming.