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By / March 27, 2017

What is the issue with gender budgeting?

To highlight the importance of gender relations and equality in sectors such as agriculture, natural resources, education and health, gender and development practitioners have argued that expecting a country to develop with half of its population unable to fully participate in the process is like asking someone to work with one arm and leg tied… Read more »

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By / March 27, 2017

Celebrating women farmers in Nyando: transforming lives through climate-smart agriculture

Nyando, a conservative society, is a rich agricultural flood plain around Lake Victoria in Western Kenya. Most households in Nyando are headed by women and food insecurity is a major challenge. As of 2011, 81% of the families experience 1-2 hunger months in a year, while 17% of the families experience 3-4 hunger months; a… Read more »

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By / March 27, 2017

Partnering with national meteorological services to support farmers in Africa

Through the Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS) initiative, CCAFS works with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and other partners to support NMS in several African countries (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Mali, Madagascar) and the AGRHYMET Regional Center in West Africa, to overcome data gaps and to provide high quality climate information…. Read more »

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Photo: T.Muchaba (CCAFS)
By / June 5, 2017

Webinar: Gender, Agriculture and Climate Change

Join the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security’s Gender and Social Inclusion unit and the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research for a webinar on June 15 (13:30-15:00 GMT). Experts will discuss a range of topics related to agriculture and gender, including:- Closing the gender gap in agriculture- The interaction of… Read more »

By / March 28, 2017

Webinar: Farm household characterization to inform climate smart agricultural interventions

Farm household characterization to inform climate smart agricultural interventions June 21, 10am EST Dr. Mark van Wijk, ILRI Achieving climate smart agriculture depends on understanding the links between farming and livelihood practices, other possible adaptation options, and their effects on farm performance and household welfare. Reliable indicators of farm performance and household welfare are needed… Read more »

By / March 28, 2017

Webinar: “CSA-Plan”: Strategies to put CSA into practice

“CSA-Plan”: Strategies to put CSA into practice May 24, 10am EDT (New York Time) Dr. Evan Girvetz, CIAT & Dr.Todd Rosenstock, ICRAF While many government and development agencies have committed to integrating CSA into their policies, programmes, plans and projects, there is little guidance for operational planning and implementation on ways to be climate-smart. Here we… Read more »

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