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E. van de Grift

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August 20, 2015

Why Ghana should be a member of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture


By Karbo Naaminong (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) The Montpellier conference wanted to give a new impulse to climate-smart agriculture (CSA). It set out to strengthen the scientific community around CSA, contribute to the development of a global research agenda, update knowledge, and provide recommendations for policymakers. What follows are Dr. Karbo’s post-conference reflections. Main message Ghana has… Read more »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

July 16, 2015

Kenya’s native goats and sheep, expertly crossbred, are key to helping farmers cope with climate change


Written by Julie Ojango (ILRI) and Vivian Atakos (CCAFS) Smallholder farmers and pastoral herders in East Africa are the target of an ongoing joint project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). This… Read more »

S. Malyon (CIAT)

Photo S. Malyon (CIAT)

May 29, 2015

Collaborative initiative to outscale climate-smart agriculture


Written by: Leigh Winowiecki and Caroline Mwongera “Stakeholders coming together can achieve more impact” So was the message from 54 participants at a workshop aimed at sharing experiences about different approaches to outscaling climate smart agriculture (CSA) using prioritization tools. The CSA knowledge sharing workshop took place on May 20 2015 with participants from CGIAR… Read more »

P.Casier (CGIAR)

Photo P.Casier (CGIAR)

April 13, 2015

CIP at the third Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): What was shared?


By: Dieudonné Harahagazwe  More than 600 researchers and 150 stakeholders and policy makers from 75 countries and 5 continents convened at the 3rd Global Science Conference on CSA in Montpellier, France hosted by Agropolis International, CIRAD, INRA and IRD from 16 to 18 March 2015. This event is part of a series of other conferences… Read more »

C. Robinson/CIMMYT.

Photo C. Robinson/CIMMYT.

March 12, 2015

Africa builds alliances to tackle climate change in agriculture


The 2014 Climate Summit offers Africa the opportunity to endorse Climate-Smart Agriculture as one of the transformational actions needed to increase food security and nutrition and safeguard the environment.   “I challenge you to bring to the Summit bold pledges. Innovate, scale-up, cooperate and deliver concrete action that will close the emissions gap and put us on track for an ambitious legal agreement… Read more »

S. Kilungu

Photo S. Kilungu

November 24, 2014

NEPAD launches a CSA alliance in Africa


On the 25th of June, the NEPAD Agency launched a Climate-Smart Agriculture alliance of diverse partners in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Alliance unites the public sector with research and civil society organisations to scale up on-farm assistance, link to technological advances and support a favourable policy environment. This cross-sector collaboration is designed to achieve transformational… Read more »

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