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Kashmir ‘paradise’ runs out of water

04/11/2012 | Faisal Raza Khan

A beautiful living stream - Faisal Raza Khan | Panos London

The Kashmir mountains are a beautiful setting, but the impacts of climate change are beginning to be felt as the water seems to be drying up.

Persuasion, prison and hard cash: how Nigeria is halting rainforest loss

04/04/2012 | Armsfree Ajanaku

Okoikpi inspecting a tree seedling in the Akasanko forest - Armsfree Ajanaku | Panos London

In this article for the Climate Change Media Partnership, Armsfree looks at what is being done in Nigeria to allow local rainforests to begin to grow back.

Radio keeps us informed through the drought

02/29/2012 | Kaidia Samaké

Dogon women listening to the radio as they work, Mali - Rhodri Jones | Panos Pictures

With the worsening food shortage in Mali, Kaidia tells us how local radio is sharing valuable information with rural communities.

Better cotton, better for farming communities

02/27/2012 | Rina Saeed Khan

Two farmers stand beside the first crop of 'Better Cotton' in 2010 - Better Cotton Initiative

The pesticides used to treat cotton has been causing health problems for farmers in Pakistan, but the Better Cotton Initiative has a real solution.

Trials of tending the women’s garden

01/16/2012 | Kaidia Samaké

A girl carries water on her head in the village of Intedeyne, Mali - Ami Vitale | Panos Pictures

Kaidia speaks about how her community has dealt with rain shortages and drought over recent years.

Rural women want alternatives to ‘slash and burn’

11/30/2011 | Wendi Bernadette Losha

Slash and burn methods adopted by farmers have seen swathes of forest in the centre of the country go up in flames to create farmland in Sierra Leone - Fredrik Naumann | Panos Pictures

Before leaving for Durban, Wendi Bernadette Losha explained to Leocadia Bongben why ‘slash and burn’ farming techniques are bad for both local agriculture and the environment and why the Durban conference must provide alternatives for small scale farmers.

Cheating agents cut out of cotton deals

09/07/2011 | Orton Kiishweko

A farmer admires his cotton fields that have been supported by contract farming.

Being cheated by agents – middlemen who buy farmers’ cotton and sell it on to ginneries, where cotton is processed into lint for export – is one of the many hardships of being a cotton farmer in Tanzania.

Cameroon’s changing weather linked to crop disease

08/04/2011 | Ful Joy Kughong

Cocoyam, a staple food in Cameroon, is largely absent from the market this year after a blight destroyed most of last year's crop

Scientists in Cameroon link changing weather patterns to a fungal disease of the staple cocoyam crop. Preventing or treating future damage is essential in a country in which rising food prices have caused unrest and continue to threaten food security.

Uzbekistan: trees help restore degraded land

05/24/2011 | Komila Nabiyeva

A row of rusting trawlers lie abandoned on the former shore of the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan.

A project in the Aral Sea region of Uzbekistan is encouraging farmers to reclaim degraded, marginal cropland by planting trees.

Kenya: saving for a dry day

04/25/2011 | Winnie Onyimbo

In Kenya’s Eastern Province, severe droughts mean many farmers are reduced to living on food aid. But a savings club is helping households to grow drought-resistant crops, giving them a fighting chance during the hard times brought on by changes in the climate.

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