Learning Route: Practical Solutions to Adapt to Climate Change in Production&Post Harvesting Sectors

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Adapting to Climate Change in Production and Post Harvesting Sectors: How can farmers cope with the unpredictability of weather patterns?

Climate change is a driver of vulnerability for those people whose livelihood depends directly on natural resources. How can we mitigate these risks? Which ways can farmers use practical solutions to cope with the unpredictability of weather patterns? j From hay making practices to alternatives to rain-fed agriculture through irrigation and the use of shade… Read more »

Climate Smart Agriculture

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Climate Smart Agriculture

The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Agriculture has a key role to play in feeding this population. However, agriculture must adapt to climate change and help mitigate climate impacts. Romina Cavatassi and Aslihan Arslan, Natural Resource Economists of the FAO Agricultural Development Economics Division explain how Climate Smart Agriculture addresses… Read more »

Climate Data Matters for Development (#ClimateDataMatters)

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Climate Data Matters for Development (#ClimateDataMatters)

Data is a resource, sometimes as vital as money, food or water. In partnership with global, regional and local partners around the world, IRI is helping countries improve the availability, access and use of climate data and helping transform it into useful tools and information for decision making and policy.

Learning Route: Climate Change Adaptation in ASALs: Case 2 and 3: CCAFS & KARI

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CCAFS Learning Site in Wote: Case study from the Learning Route on Climate Change Adaptation in ASALs

Can agricultural interventions through research boost farmers ability to adapt to climate change and ensure food security?  Eighteen rural development practitioners, policy makers and researchers from the Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALS) in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia gathered together in Wote a Climate Smart Village of the CGIAR programme, to learn and share… Read more »

The BecA-ILRI Hub - An African centre for excellence in agricultural biosciences

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The BecA-ILRI Hub – An African centre for excellence in agricultural biosciences

Agriculture is widely recognized as a key driver of inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Africa. The need to harness biosciences-based innovations to capitalize on agriculture’s potential underpinned the vision of the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AU/NEPAD) initiative leading to the establishment of biosciences “centres for excellence” across the continent. One such… Read more »

CSA in Madagascar /  Climate-smart agriculture in Madagascar

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CSA in Madagascar / Climate-smart agriculture in Madagascar

Madagascar is currently the 5th worldwide among countries most exposed to risks due to climate change and the first country in Africa exposed. For 30 years since 1980, natural hazards including droughts, earthquakes, epidemics, floods, cyclones and extreme temperatures, caused economic damage of more than $ 1 billion in Madagascar and the agricultural sector is… Read more »