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Farmer workshop

Photo C. Mwongera

June 23, 2015

Farmers single out indicators for adopting climate-smart agriculture


By Caroline Mwongera “Our soils are very good!” reiterated participants in five participatory workshops conducted in Nwoya district, Northern Uganda. These workshops were organized by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in April 2015. The aim was understand the criteria farmers use to prioritize agricultural practices; develop a prioritized list of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA)… Read more »

P.Kimeli (CCAFS)

Photo P.Kimeli (CCAFS)

May 19, 2015

Learning from adaptation experiences of local communities in Makueni, Kenya


By Philip Kimeli (CCAFS East Africa) “We have heard the challenges these farmers face first hand due to climate change impacts. The various adaptation initiatives being demonstrated here are quite encouraging since farmers are now able to feed their families as well as earn income to address other household needs. However, the big question is:… Read more »

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 »

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