CGIAR urged global leaders today to ensure the 500 million smallholder farmers responsible for up to a third of global food production can adapt to climate change-induced loss and damage. Innovations are needed that can both reduce the contribution of global agriculture to climate change, and adapt to its increasingly evident consequences while also supporting livelihoods, nutrition and equality. Continue reading
Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller, former head of Chase Manhattan Corp and patriarch of one of the most famous and influential American families, dies at 101.
Tech magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates says his charity foundation will invest $5 billion over the next five years in African development, with a focus on health initiatives.
Britain will spend 500 million pounds (700 million US dollars) per year for the next five years to battle malaria in a partnership with Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates worth a total of 3 billion pounds (4 billion US dollars).