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Photo P. Kimeli

, February 23, 2015

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

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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 »

S. Kilungu

Photo S. Kilungu

, January 20, 2015

Introducing Africa’s bridge between science and policy

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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

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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

Photo P. Casier

Learning how to farm again in rural Mozambique

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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 »

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