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S. Kilungu

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, January 20, 2015

Introducing Africa’s bridge between science and policy


A new web-based platform seeks to link scientists with policy makers to address climate change, agriculture and food security issues in Africa. Farming communities in Africa are becoming more fragile as climate change and increasingly variable weather are reducing agricultural productivity. There is an urgent need for strategies to build resilience for African farmers to… Read more »

J. Recha (CCAFS)

Photo J. Recha (CCAFS)

November 4, 2014

Adaptation, gender and women’s empowerment


Why is gender important in climate change adaptation? Adapting to climate change is about reducing vulnerability to current and projected climate risks. Vulnerability to climate change is determined in large part by people’s adaptive capacity. A particular climate hazard, such as a drought, does not affect all people within a community or even the same… Read more »

P. Casier

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Learning how to farm again in rural Mozambique


Here in this agriculturally rich area of Angoche District, Sinhanhe, in Northern Mozambique’s Nampula province, growing food never used to be a problem. In fact, so productive were Sinhanhe’s pastures that the village was once renowned for its high yields and neighbouring communities would often visit to buy supplies. However in recent years, something strange has… Read more »

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

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October 9, 2014

Agroforestry, livestock, fodder production and climate change adaptation and mitigation in East Africa


 Agroforestry and livestock keeping both have the potential to promote anthropogenic climate change resilience, and understanding how they can support each other in this context is crucial. Here, we discuss relevant issues in East Africa, where recent agroforestry interventions to support livestock keeping have included the planting of mostly exotic tree fodders, and where most… Read more »

CARE International

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October 7, 2014

How Kenya can turn its gender and climate change commitments into reality


By CDKN Global: CARE Kenya Kenya has strongly promoted gender equity and  women’s participation in climate change mitigation and adaptation programmes. Emma Bowa of CARE Kenya talked to CDKN’s Giovanna Grandoni about whether these aspirations are borne out in reality. Kenya is among the first African countries to develop legislation and policies that promote the… Read more »

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