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December 1, 2017

Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress: Innovations, Partnerships and Financing


  Climate-smart agriculture has a profound impact on Kenya. The country is incredibly vulnerable to crises from extreme weather due to the reliance on climate-sensitive natural resources. The agriculture sector is a major contributor to the national GDP, which also leaves Kenya’s economy weak during periods of flooding or drought. The World Bank has recently approved… Read more »

Photo: T.Muchaba (CCAFS)

Photo Photo: T.Muchaba (CCAFS)

September 19, 2017

Online discussion on Scaling Up Climate Smart Agriculture: Integrating Youth and The Digital Revolution


Scaling Up Climate-Smart Agriculture:  Integrating Youth and The Digital Revolution September 19 – October 20, 2017   Agriculture is the single largest source of income for rural Africans and contributes to a quarter of the continent’s GDP. The agricultural sector occupies more than 70% of the labor force and contributes to food security and poverty reduction…. Read more »

Photo: JF Okiror

Photo Photo: JF Okiror

, , March 27, 2017

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: T.Muchaba (CCAFS)

Photo Photo: T.Muchaba (CCAFS)

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Celebrating women farmers in Nyando: transforming lives through climate-smart agriculture


Nyando, a conservative society, is a rich agricultural flood plain around Lake Victoria in Western Kenya. Most households in Nyando are headed by women and food insecurity is a major challenge. As of 2011, 81% of the families experience 1-2 hunger months in a year, while 17% of the families experience 3-4 hunger months; a… Read more »

Photo: Alex Nyandwi/MinAgri Rwanda

Photo Photo: Alex Nyandwi/MinAgri Rwanda

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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 »

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