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Johannes Odé

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, , , , , , , , August 19, 2016

Climate-proofing Africa’s agriculture offers opportunities

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If Africa succeeded in building climate resilience into its agricultural sector, poverty could be dealt a major blow, argues Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi.   Africa can earn an extra US$ 20 billion annually from agriculture if it reforms handicapping trade policies and practices. Photo: AfricaGreenMedia.co.za   ‘The test of our progress is not whether… Read more »

V.Atakos (CCAFS)

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What is Africa’s agriculture potential?

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The World Bank projects that agriculture and agribusiness in Africa will grow to be a US$1 trillion industry in Africa by 2030. To promote this outcome, the continent must review its incentive structures. Agriculture averages 24% of GDP across the continent. With post-harvest activities taken into account, agriculture-related industry accounts for nearly half of all… Read more »

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July 8, 2016

Youth Engagement in CSA and the 2030 Agenda

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d Youth Engagement in CSA and the 2030 Agenda h Online Discussion Forum 13 – 22 July 2016   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines climate vulnerability as the degree to which a system is susceptible to, and unable to cope with, adverse effects of climate stress, including climate variability and extreme weather… Read more »

Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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, , June 23, 2016

Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

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7 facts on climate change & food production for sustainable development     On the frontline of climate change, effects are real and measurable. As climate change evolves, food and agriculture need to follow suit. Rising temperatures, changes in rainfall, erratic weather patterns and the prevalence of pests and diseases resulting from climate change threaten… Read more »

Albert Gonzalez Farran - UNAMID

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To fight desertification, let’s manage our land better

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Every year, we lose 24 billion tons of fertile soil to erosion and 12 million hectares of land to desertification and drought.  This threatens the lives and livelihoods of 1.5 billion people now. In the future, desertification could displace up to 135 million people by 2045. Land degradation could also reduce global food production by up to… Read more »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

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, , , , , June 22, 2016

Farming for a Small Planet: Agroecology Now

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The primary obstacle to sustainable food security is an economic model and thought system, embodied in industrial agriculture, that views life in disassociated parts, obscuring the destructive impact this approach has on humans, natural resources, and the environment. Industrial agriculture is characterized by waste, pollution, and inefficiency, and is a significant contributor to climate change…. Read more »

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