Joto Afrika

Jotoafrika: Low emission and climate change adaptation actions

  As a concept, green growth advocates for complimenting actions between how we utilize our natural resources and our daily development endeavors.Furthermore, green growth orients policy and associated subsequent actions in regard to climate change issues. The United Nations sustainability website provides a historical reference to the origin of the concept. In practical terms for countries of Africa,… Read more »

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SmartAG Partner October – December 2015

We are pleased to share with you the first issue (in 2016) of the SmartAG Partner – a quarterly newsletter of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) East Africa (EA). We share the key highlights from CCAFS EA research and policy engagement initiatives from the last quarter of 2015. Innovative climate change partnerships… Read more »

Climate-Smart Agriculture in Kenya

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to further integrate agricultural development and climate responsiveness. CSA aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and minimize greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. Increased planning is vital in order to address… Read more »


Early assessment of seasonal forage availability for mitigating the impact of drought on East African pastoralists

Pastoralist households across East Africa face major livestock losses during drought periods that can cause persistent poverty. For Kenya and southern Ethiopia, an existing index insurance scheme aims to reduce the adverse effects of such losses. The scheme insures individual households through an area-aggregated seasonal forage scarcity index derived from remotely-sensed normalized difference vegetation index… Read more »