Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress

The inaugural Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress is will bring together senior representatives from ministries of agriculture, heads of key agri-related public institutions, UN agencies, agricultural firms, NGOs, farm associations, agriculture research and development institutes, investors, donors and the private sector to look at innovations, partnerships and financing to advance climate smart agriculture in East Africa…. Read more »

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Youth Engagement in CSA and the 2030 Agenda

d Youth Engagement in CSA and the 2030 Agenda h Online Discussion Forum 13 – 22 July 2016   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines climate vulnerability as the degree to which a system is susceptible to, and unable to cope with, adverse effects of climate stress, including climate variability and extreme weather… Read more »

Hamish John Appleby (IWMI)

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Climate-smart agriculture: More than just greenwashing?

Ahead of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture’s (GASCA) second forum, to be held in Italy, numerous development, environment and agri-associations have raised these pressing concerns. Climate change means that a global shift towards an ecologically sustainable, climate-friendly rural agricultural model is more urgent, with integrated approaches like Community Supported Agriculture and ‘food sovereignty’ in… Read more »

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Climate-Smart Agriculture 101

This site is your gateway to implementing CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE It will help you get started and guide you right through to implementation on the ground, connecting you with all the resources you need to dig deeper. Click here to access it

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Climate change and ‘smart seeds’ in Africa

Smallholder farmers can overcome the negative effects of the climate change by using new varieties of seeds.   Subsistence farmer Joice Chimedza harvests maize on her small plot in Norton, a farming area outside Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, May 10, 2016. [Reuters]   Southern Africa is undergoing the worst drought in more than three decades. More… Read more »

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Sowing the seeds of better adaptation

  Can an increase in the production of certified seed help Malian farmers adapt to climate variability and change? Members of district-level science-policy dialogue platforms think so.   “With the climate change conditions, rainfall patterns are more erratic. Usually I start with the land preparation in June, but these days the rains start later and… Read more »

Eric Wainaina (Nation Media)

Photo Eric Wainaina (Nation Media)

Portable orchard for the smart urban farmer

y This blog post was written by Eric Wainaina, Nation Media Group. y The cypress trees surrounding the quarter-acre farm in Kasarani, Nairobi, sway from left to right as the wind blows. Swaying together with the trees, albeit slightly, are mango, tree tomato, apple and orange fruit trees grown inside polythene bags. Samuel Manene is… Read more »

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 »