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Thomas Omondi   (DFID)

Photo Thomas Omondi (DFID)

May 6, 2015

Making the best of climate information for community-based adaptation


By Mary Nyasimi and Catherine Mungai (CCAFS East Africa) Communicating climate information to local communities needs to be revisited. Cultural issues such as language, indigenous as well as technical knowledge must be carefully considered and incorporated.   Over 400 participants during the 9th Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to climate change (CBA9) held in Nairobi, Kenya… Read more »

Stevie Mann (ILRI)

Photo Stevie Mann (ILRI)

April 1, 2015

Ethiopia Grabs First ClimDev Special Fund Grant


Lima, Peru, I2 December 2014 (ECA) – Ethiopia has sealed a $ 1.1 M deal with the newly launched ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF), to strengthen its climate information and early warning systems for climate resilience development and adaptation — becoming the first African country to benefit from the Fund. A project document circulated in Lima,… Read more »

G.Smith (CIAT)

Photo G.Smith (CIAT)

, March 25, 2015

Effective climate-smart farming methods for smallholder farmers in Lushoto, Tanzania.


By: Naomi De Groot (Communication Officer PACCA) It is not something that will happen somewhere far away in the future; or that will take place on other side of the globe. Climate change is directly influencing the rain patterns in Lushoto district, in the West Usambara Mountains of Tanzania. Consequently, farmers living off the fields… Read more »

S.kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.kilungu (CCAFS)

, , , March 16, 2015

Integrating indigenous knowledge with scientific forecasts in Lushoto, Tanzania


Improving food security needs appropriate climate related risk management strategies. Read more on integration and utilization of indigenous knowledge and scientific weather forecasting in Tanzania. “We used to grow cassava, coffee, tomatoes, bananas and pumpkins very successfully and without using fertilizers and pesticides. We had bumper harvests. All this has changed; even with heavy investment… Read more »


Photo P. Kimeli

, February 23, 2015

Awareness: A Key to Reducing Post-Harvest Loss in Africa


Blog Post by Betty Kibaara In December 2013, I attended a workshop organized by the Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI), a grantee in The Rockefeller Foundation’s Waste and Spoilage Initiative. At one point, a workshop participant arrived with a conspicuously bulky package. I asked about the package and learned that it contained Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage (PICS)… Read more »

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