Learning Route: Practical Solutions to Adapt to Climate Change in Production&Post Harvesting Sectors

Adapting to Climate Change in Production and Post Harvesting Sectors: How can farmers cope with the unpredictability of weather patterns?

Climate change is a driver of vulnerability for those people whose livelihood depends directly on natural resources. How can we mitigate these risks? Which ways can farmers use practical solutions to cope with the unpredictability of weather patterns? j From hay making practices to alternatives to rain-fed agriculture through irrigation and the use of shade… Read more »

C.Krabbe (CARE)

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Mitigating the effects of Climate Change through Local Solutions! A Learning Route in Kenya

By Vivienne Likhanga PROCASUR   In light of the recent 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 12 December 2015, priority areas for actions to address climate change have been placed at the forefront to create frameworks that are consistent with sustainable development and poverty eradication efforts. Finally countries… Read more »

P.Kimeli-(CCAFS)

Photo P.Kimeli-(CCAFS)

Increase smallholder finance to avert catastrophe — IFAD president

Dec. 1 was agriculture day at the Paris climate change conference and after the glitz and glamor of the first day — attended by some 151 heads of state and government — it also marked the launch of formal negotiations on a climate deal. Kanayo Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, got straight… Read more »

CIFOR

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Why is gender important for climate-smart agriculture?

By Patti Kristjanson (ICRAF) Gender is a critical dimension of climate-smart agriculture. There are several reasons why. Agricultural growth is one such solution to tackling issues such as food and nutrition insecurity, and poverty that climate change exacerbates. We simply are not going to see the transformative changes in agriculture and food systems that we… Read more »