Climate-Smart Poultry Farming Brings Prosperity to Kenya’s Smallholders


  • The Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project supports smallholder farmers through new technologies, improved market access and climate-smart agriculture approaches.
  • More than 75% of Kenyans make a living in agriculture.
  • Poultry is recognized for being among the “greenest” meats, using up less resources and emitting less greenhouse gases than larger livestock.

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World Bank’s Poverty Commission Releases Report on How to Better Measure and Monitor Global Poverty

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WASHINGTON, October 18, 2016 – The World Bank’s Commission on Global Poverty has submitted recommendations on how to more comprehensively measure and monitor global poverty in support of the Bank Group’s goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity.

“The aim of our Report was to improve the way the World Bank monitors poverty. By focusing on changes over time, we can learn, taking account of the potential margins of error, about the evolution of global poverty. The confidence to be placed in these conclusions can be increased by improvements in the methods of analysis and in the underlying data. Outside the World Bank, it is hoped that this report will be of value to everyone engaged in poverty measurement across the world, and be a highly positive force in encouraging partnerships,” said Sir Anthony Atkinson, Lead Author & Chair of the Commission on Global Poverty.

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eC2: Development of Community Landslides Risk Mitigation

Deadline: 07-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)land-administration-page

The objectives of this assignment are to: i) carry out a Landslide Vulnerability Assessment; ii) identify the policy, legal and institutional constraints in resettlement of vulnerable people and recommend improvements; iii) develop operational procedures and manuals for efficient planning and execution of a national program for landslide risk mitigation including resettlement of people living in high risk areas; and iv) based on the above outcomes, develop a time bound, implementable Community Landslides Risk Mitigation Action Plan.The Government intends to develop an investment proposal for landslides risk mitigation and seek funds from donors to support the program. A secondary objective of this assignment is to produce data, knowledge, and materials required for preparing of such proposal.
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eC2:Institutional Feasibility Study for the Management of Irrigation Schemes’ Hydraulic Systems

Deadline: 31-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

For Step 1: The study will cover all existing public Irrigation Schemes of Tunisia
For Steps 2, 3, and 4 (intervention zone of the World Bank-funded project): The study will cover the irrigation schemes of Northern Tunisia located in the Governorates of Siliana, Jendouba, Béja, and Bizerte. The Irrigation Schemes planned under the 2016-2020 development plan will be considered for the forecasting of the business development of the entity in charge of the selected management arrangements in the Governorates covered by the project. The study area includes the Public Irrigation Schemes benefiting from the “Irrigated Agriculture Intensification Project” proposed for funding to the World Bank and located in the Governorates mentioned above.

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Habitat III—That Once Every 20 Years Global Urban Event

  • Next week the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban DevelopmentPanel--Quito-Financing.jpg—Habitat III—will reinvigorate international commitment to sustainable urbanization.
  • 54 percent of the global population lives in urban areas. Cities can be the drivers of sustainable development, but many are growing so fast they can’t keep up with citizens’ demands for services.
  • The World Bank Group delegation will lead and participate in a number of sessions at Habitat III. GFDRR will present a report about the human and financial cost of disasters and climate change.

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) starts unique initiative for Big Data research

cbsWith the launch of a Center for Big Data Statistics (CBDS), CBS is initiating cooperation of an unprecedented scale in the field of Big Data. The CBDS involves national and international parties from government, the business world, science and education all
working together in the area of Big Data technology and methodology for the production of official statistics. The CBDS is launched officially on 27 September 2016.

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