This video documents two related projects implemented by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Uganda. The projects conducted research on how people can better interact across scales to improve agricultural adaptation to climate change. The Policy Action for Climate Change Adaptation project was part of… Read more »
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 »
Pastoralists in arid and semi arid areas will now be compensated against loss of animal feeding vegetation following a joint initiative by the Government of Kenya and 6 Insurance firms.
The government has set up 215 million shillings insurance scheme to compensate livestock farmers’ affected by drought. This has seen the ministry partner with seven insurance firms to offer support to six counties most affected by the ravaging drought.
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 »
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.
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 »
In his latest TED talk, Al Gore, founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, poses three questions that will determine the future of our planet – and why there’s good reason to be optimistic. Under the rubric “Ideas worth spreading,” each year, the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conference brings together a collection of… Read more »
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 »