Photo: JF Okiror

Photo Photo: JF Okiror

What is the issue with gender budgeting?

To highlight the importance of gender relations and equality in sectors such as agriculture, natural resources, education and health, gender and development practitioners have argued that expecting a country to develop with half of its population unable to fully participate in the process is like asking someone to work with one arm and leg tied… Read more »

Photo: Alex Nyandwi/MinAgri Rwanda

Photo Photo: Alex Nyandwi/MinAgri Rwanda

Partnering with national meteorological services to support farmers in Africa

Through the Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS) initiative, CCAFS works with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and other partners to support NMS in several African countries (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Mali, Madagascar) and the AGRHYMET Regional Center in West Africa, to overcome data gaps and to provide high quality climate information…. Read more »

©IFPRI/Milo Mitchell

Photo ©IFPRI/Milo Mitchell

West African students learn about climate-smart agriculture

Recently, a curriculum developed by CCAFS on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) was used to teach students enrolled in the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) Master’s programme on Climate Change and Energy at University Abdou Moumouni of Niamey Niger (UAM) at a 20-hour workshop. The workshop was about climate… Read more »

Photo: V.Atakos (CCAFS)

Photo Photo: V.Atakos (CCAFS)

How local fruit trees contribute to food security and resilience in the Climate-Smart Village of Daga-Birame, Senegal

At the Daga-Birame Climate-Smart Village (CSV) of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), a number of initiatives have been developed and documented under the different components of the CSV approach. Of major interest is the community’s decision to seek ways to increase the population of local fruit trees in… Read more »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Farming for a Small Planet: Agroecology Now

The primary obstacle to sustainable food security is an economic model and thought system, embodied in industrial agriculture, that views life in disassociated parts, obscuring the destructive impact this approach has on humans, natural resources, and the environment. Industrial agriculture is characterized by waste, pollution, and inefficiency, and is a significant contributor to climate change…. Read more »

woman involved in poultry keeping

Photo V. Atakos (CCAFS)

Climate-Smart Agriculture 101

This site is your gateway to implementing CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE It will help you get started and guide you right through to implementation on the ground, connecting you with all the resources you need to dig deeper. Click here to access it

BBC Africa Journalists visit to Nyando climate-smart villages

Photo V.Atakos (CCAFS)

Africa climate change and environmental reporting awards (ACCER) 2016

The third edition of the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards (ACCER 2016) has been launched. The competition aims to recognize and reward excellence in environmental journalism at all levels of society. Over a period of seven weeks, (8th March – 26th April 2016) citizen as well as professional journalists and other media practitioners… Read more »

G. Smith (CIAT)

Photo G. Smith (CIAT)

Achieving gender parity in African agricultural systems

By Mary Nyasimi and Solomon Kilungu (CCAFS) On International Women’s Day 2016, a webinar highlighted issues central to agricultural development for women in Africa. “If women had the same access to productive resources as men, they could increase yields on their farms by 20 to 30 percent. This could raise total agricultural output in developing… Read more »