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Maputo 10: African leaders should keep their promises to invest at least 10% of their national budget in agriculture

Blog: Maputo 10: Listening to the voices of African farmers and pastoralists!

In 2003, the African leaders signed the Maputo declaration promising to spend at least 10% of their national budget on agriculture. 10 years later, where are their promises?

Zolani Mahola, one of the People Power artists. Photo: 350.org

Blog: Help us build a ‘Radio Wave’ for climate action

With song and stories, people around the world are taking to the radio airwaves, sharing the realities of the climate crisis and calling on people to take action in the lead up to the 2011 UN Climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa. 

From 21 November through 2 December 350.org, supported by Oxfam, are inviting people to use the power of song and our voices to take the climate movement to the airwaves.

The artists used music to pass on climate change messages. Credit: Alun McDonald

Blog: Dancing for survival: Using music to create awareness of climate change

Although climate change poses a global threat that can only be tackled through urgent collective and concerted action, a large section of Kenya’s population are still not aware of its direct impact to their lives and how to respond to the threat. Worse still, the understanding of and action on climate change among the youth in Kenya is still very low, yet they play a significant role in any attempt to bring change either at the community or national levels.

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