S. Kilungu

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Introducing climate-smart agriculture tools for Africa

By Solomon Kilungu, Catherine Mungai and Vivian Atakos   There is a global push towards climate-smart agriculture (CSA) because it offers answers to issues of food security, poverty alleviation and climate change mitigation and adaptation. To support a transition to CSA in Africa, researchers and development practitioners have developed a range of tools and options… Read more »

S. Kilungu

Photo S. Kilungu

NEPAD launches a CSA alliance in Africa

On the 25th of June, the NEPAD Agency launched a Climate-Smart Agriculture alliance of diverse partners in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Alliance unites the public sector with research and civil society organisations to scale up on-farm assistance, link to technological advances and support a favourable policy environment. This cross-sector collaboration is designed to achieve transformational… Read more »

J. Recha (CCAFS)

Photo J. Recha (CCAFS)

Adaptation, gender and women’s empowerment

Why is gender important in climate change adaptation? Adapting to climate change is about reducing vulnerability to current and projected climate risks. Vulnerability to climate change is determined in large part by people’s adaptive capacity. A particular climate hazard, such as a drought, does not affect all people within a community or even the same… Read more »