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C.Schubert (CCAFS)

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, August 19, 2015

Climate change learning alliance goes into action

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Post by John Francis Okiror and Rebecca Nabatanz Kampala, Uganda, 11 August 2015 – A learning alliance that brings together policymakers, researchers, and development practitioners to influence effective policy formulation and implementation on climate change and food security kicks off its activities with a two-day planning meeting on 13-14 August. in Kampala, Uganda. During the meeting, members of… Read more »

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, August 17, 2015

Bridging the science-policy gap through the Climate and Agriculture Network for Africa

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By Solomon Kilungu, Catherine Mungai and Vivian Atakos Arbitrators have to listen to both sides of an argument in order to solve an issue. For a long time, researchers have felt that policy makers in Africa do not use the scientific evidence they generate to make informed decisions. On the other hand, policy makers have… Read more »

Women Harvesting in Western Kenya

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, , , , , , , August 3, 2015

WEBINAR: Bridging the science-policy gap through an online knowledge sharing platform

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Date: 12th August 2015 Time: 1400 – 1500 hrs. East African Time             1300 – 1400hrs South African Time ( Use time converter to find difference between your location and Nairobi, Kenya)   We are excited to bring you a webinar on: Bridging the science-policy gap through an online knowledge sharing platform. This webinar will present the  Climate… Read more »

E.Hermanowicz (Bioversity International)

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July 16, 2015

Modelling underutilized foods into diets that boost health and food security

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Written by Celine Termote Scientists working with communities in Kenya have demonstrated an innovative approach to boosting the nutritional quality of local diets while also reducing their cost. Their work capitalized on the opportunities presented by a seemingly unlikely situation: high rates of malnourishment in an area with high agricultural biodiversity. This incongruity results from… Read more »

V.Atakos (CCAFS)

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Kenyan Government approves use of Aflasafe KE01 to fight aflatoxins

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 For the first time, Kenyan farmers will have access to a product that can dramatically reduce aflatoxin contamination. During the 127th meeting of the Board of Management, the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) held on 29 June 2015 granted full registration status to the biocontrol product Aflasafe KE01™, with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) as the… Read more »

V.Atakos (CCAFS)

July 14, 2015

Village youth group inspires climate action

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Written by Wilson Okila (Vi Agroforestry) “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion,” so goes an old Ethiopian proverb emphasizing the value of teamwork. In the Nyando area of western Kenya, the increasing frequency of late onset and early ending of rainfall seasons, as well as drought and flood events, is negatively… Read more »

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