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Photo: Alex Nyandwi/MinAgri Rwanda

Photo Photo: Alex Nyandwi/MinAgri Rwanda

, , , , March 27, 2017

Partnering with national meteorological services to support farmers in Africa

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Through the Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS) initiative, CCAFS works with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and other partners to support NMS in several African countries (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Mali, Madagascar) and the AGRHYMET Regional Center in West Africa, to overcome data gaps and to provide high quality climate information…. Read more »

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Photo ©IFPRI/Milo Mitchell

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West African students learn about climate-smart agriculture

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Recently, a curriculum developed by CCAFS on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) was used to teach students enrolled in the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) Master’s programme on Climate Change and Energy at University Abdou Moumouni of Niamey Niger (UAM) at a 20-hour workshop. The workshop was about climate… Read more »

Photo: V.Atakos (CCAFS)

Photo Photo: V.Atakos (CCAFS)

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How local fruit trees contribute to food security and resilience in the Climate-Smart Village of Daga-Birame, Senegal

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At the Daga-Birame Climate-Smart Village (CSV) of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), a number of initiatives have been developed and documented under the different components of the CSV approach. Of major interest is the community’s decision to seek ways to increase the population of local fruit trees in… Read more »

Johannes Odé

Photo Johannes Odé

, , , , , , , , 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)

Photo 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 »

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