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 »

Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Photo Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

The new global assessments and the forest

By Peter Holmgren  The Indian tale about the blind men and the elephant is well known. The poet John Godfrey Saxe told it like this: It was six men of Indostan, to learning much inclined, who went to see the elephant (Though all of them were blind), that each by observation, might satisfy his mind. Each of… Read more »

Yvonne Kiki Nchanji (CIFOR)

Photo Yvonne Kiki Nchanji (CIFOR)

Social networking for climate change adaptation in Cameroon (and it’s not Twitter)

Written by Yvonne Kiki Nchanji (CIFOR) It has an on-ground social networking system that could be harnessed to spread knowledge about climate change—in much the same way as the viral world of the Internet. And while helping Cameroon’s informal networks go ‘viral’ may be possible, a recent study from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) indicates that much needs… Read more »