Mainstreaming climate-smart practices in cocoa production in Ghana

  Responding to this challenge, the CCAFS-supported project ‘Mainstreaming CSA practices in cocoa production in Ghana‘ (2015-2019) assesses the climate change exposure of cocoa systems in Ghana by using a transect approach to identify sites with high, medium, and low climate change impacts. Key actors from the Ghanaian cocoa sector are involved in developing locally relevant… Read more »

Joto Afrika

Jotoafrika: Low emission and climate change adaptation actions

  As a concept, green growth advocates for complimenting actions between how we utilize our natural resources and our daily development endeavors.Furthermore, green growth orients policy and associated subsequent actions in regard to climate change issues. The United Nations sustainability website provides a historical reference to the origin of the concept. In practical terms for countries of Africa,… 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 »

F. Fiondella (IRI/CCAFS)

Photo F. Fiondella (IRI/CCAFS)

Four months after Paris, renewed urgency on climate action and financing

The world must move quickly to fulfill the promise of the climate change agreement reached in Paris four months ago and accelerate low-carbon growth, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said on the opening day of the Spring Meetings. More than 190 countries came together last December to pledge to do their part to… Read more »

Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

Poor people are already at high risk from climate-related shocks, including crop failures from reduced rainfall, spikes in food prices after extreme weather events, and increased incidence of diseases after heat waves and floods. Without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million… Read more »