N.Palmer (CIAT)

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China seeks to deepen relations with Africa in agricultural development

By Katherine Lopez, Head of Communication, IITA China has stepped up efforts to deepen collaboration with Africa in the area of agricultural development with the exploration of cooperation with IITA. China’s Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS), the agency that is promoting the collaboration with IITA, sees the partnership as a win-win situation for both China… Read more »

N.Palmer (CIAT)

Photo N.Palmer (CIAT)

Mainstreaming climate change into Uganda’s agriculture sector plans

By John Francis Okiror (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) Uganda develops guidelines to mainstream climate change issues into the agriculture sector policies, plans, programs and activities. The Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) with support from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) led Policy Action for Climate Change Adaptation (PACCA) project, and… Read more »

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Understanding Farmers’ Indicators in Climate-Smart Agriculture Prioritization

In order to increase the uptake of climate-smart agricultural innovations, it is important to move beyond adoption claims and understand the contexts in which farmers operate. Farmers use different indicators to decide whether or not to implement, what to implement, and where to implement specific innovations. Understanding and using such indicators to prioritize agricultural innovations… Read more »

C.Schubert (CCAFS)

Photo C.Schubert (CCAFS)

Climate change learning alliance goes into action

Post by John Francis Okiror and Rebecca Nabatanz Kampala, Uganda, 11 August 2015 – A learning alliance that brings together policymakers, researchers, and development practitioners to influence effective policy formulation and implementation on climate change and food security kicks off its activities with a two-day planning meeting on 13-14 August. in Kampala, Uganda. During the meeting, members of… Read more »

V.Atakos (CCAFS)

Photo V.Atakos (CCAFS)

Kenyan Government approves use of Aflasafe KE01 to fight aflatoxins

 For the first time, Kenyan farmers will have access to a product that can dramatically reduce aflatoxin contamination. During the 127th meeting of the Board of Management, the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) held on 29 June 2015 granted full registration status to the biocontrol product Aflasafe KE01™, with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) as the… Read more »

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The Role of Policy in Facilitating Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture in Uganda

This study aimed at understanding the influence of policy frameworks on climate change adaptation in Uganda. It combined literature review on existing natural resource management policies, focus group discussions with farming communities and interviews with key informants across various policy implementation levels. Findings reveal that even when farmers are exposed to appropriate adaptation practices, adoption… Read more »