CSA in Madagascar /  Climate-smart agriculture in Madagascar

CSA in Madagascar / Climate-smart agriculture in Madagascar

Madagascar is currently the 5th worldwide among countries most exposed to risks due to climate change and the first country in Africa exposed. For 30 years since 1980, natural hazards including droughts, earthquakes, epidemics, floods, cyclones and extreme temperatures, caused economic damage of more than $ 1 billion in Madagascar and the agricultural sector is… Read more »

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Uganda climate smart-agriculture country program 2015-2025

The agriculture sector is a key to overall economic growth and development of Uganda. The sector contributes 20.9 percent of the National Gross Domestic Product and 80 percent of the export earnings. Real growth in agricultural output has declined steadily, from 7.9 percent in 2000/01 to 0.7 percent in 2007/08 (although it did show signs… Read more »

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Tanzania climate-smart agriculture program

In Sub-Saharan Africa, heavy reliance on rain-fed agriculture renders farming communities more vulnerable to effect of climate change and variability resulting in widespread food insecurity and poverty. Climate change and variability present new challenges particularly for smallholder farmers whose main stay is agriculture. Providing food for the future will require a holistic approach in order… Read more »

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Namibia country climate-smart agriculture program

Agriculture in Namibia plays a critical role in the formal and informal economy supporting 70% of the population directly or indirectly through employment and income generation. The agricultural sector in Namibia contributes over 10% to the GDP of which 75-80% can be attributed to livestock farming. The livestock industry accounts for 90% of all agricultural… Read more »

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Kenya Climate-Smart Agricutlure Framework Program

Kenya envisions being a middle- income country with citizens enjoying high quality of life and a sustained annual economic growth rate of at least 10% by the year 2030 according to the National Development Blue Print “The Kenya Vision 2030”. The agriculture sector has been identified as one of the key sectors to contribute to… Read more »

Olive Thiong'o (CCAFS)

Photo Olive Thiong'o (CCAFS)

Equitable access to Land critical for Development and Conflict Resolution in Africa

Land issues are at the centre of conflicts and tensions in many parts of Africa, COMESA Assistant Secretary General for Programmes Ambassador Kipyego Cheluget has observed. Speaking during a meeting with delegates from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) representing the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) Consortium, Ambassador Cheluget called for equitable access to… Read more »

Olive Thiong'o (CCAFS)

Photo Olive Thiong'o (CCAFS)

Poor Seed contributes to Food insecurity in COMESA region

Lack of quality and improved seeds in the COMESA region contributes to food insecurity and poverty, COMESA Assistant Secretary General, Administration and Finance Ambassador Nagla El- Hussainy has observed. Speaking at the official opening of the COMESA Seed  Harmonisation Implementation Plan (COMSHIP) Development Partners Meeting held on the 17th July, 2014 at Intercontinental Hotel in… Read more »