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C. Schubert (CCAFS)

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November 24, 2014

Assessing the Vulnerability of Agriculture to Climate Change in S. Africa


Climate change represents one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats facing the planet today. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries, climate change is a major threat to sustainable development and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The combined effects of climate change, increased global population and income growth, among others, threaten to… Read more »

CARE International

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November 14, 2014

Gender and Rural Employment Policy Briefs


Women contribute significantly to agriculture and the rural economy in developing countries, however, compared to men, they have less access to productive resources and employment opportunities. FAO’s The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) on Women in Agriculture: closing the gender gap for development (2011) shows that reducing gender inequalities in access to resources, services… Read more »

P. Kimeli

Photo P. Kimeli

October 21, 2014

Planning for the future from national, to county, to farm level


As Kenya continues the process of devolution, the bill and policy proposes that County governments integrate climate change action plans into their County Integrated Development Plans. Consultations with county government officials reveal that counties need technical and financial support to integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation actions in their development plans. Specifically, the counties call… Read more »

Olive Thiong'o (CCAFS)

Photo Olive Thiong'o (CCAFS)

October 6, 2014

Equitable access to Land critical for Development and Conflict Resolution in Africa


Land issues are at the centre of conflicts and tensions in many parts of Africa, COMESA Assistant Secretary General for Programmes Ambassador Kipyego Cheluget has observed. Speaking during a meeting with delegates from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) representing the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) Consortium, Ambassador Cheluget called for equitable access to… Read more »

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