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Apr
21

Restoring Our Earth Through Reforestation Efforts

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Every year in April, the world comes together to mark Earth Day – birthed from the early environmental movements of the 1970s. Taking action to protect our climate does not have to be difficult or complicated. Everyone has a role they can play in reducing their environmental impact and protecting our Earth. That is why the 2021 theme for Earth Day is “Restore our Earth” – it places our actions at the center. We have damaged our Earth, now it is up to us to restore it.

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Apr
21

Tool kit to help Myanmar farmers adapt to climate change

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Farmers in Myanmar, as in many other countries, are starting to recognize the need to address climate change to safeguard their livelihoods. They are vulnerable in terms of the potential for increased food insecurity, flooding, drought, and rain patterns variations that are causing climate-driven migration.

In Myanmar, the agriculture sector contributes 33% of GDP. The livelihoods of rural communities and the productivity of the agricultural sector as a whole are largely influenced by climate conditions in these areas: The agricultural sector is impacted by late or early onset of monsoon season, longer dry spells, erratic rainfall, increasing temperature, heavy rains, stronger typhoons and flooding – all occurring with greater frequency.

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