S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

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Enhancing readiness to address climate shocks in Africa

By Tabitha Muchaba and Todd Rosenstock  Five African governments develop climate-smart agriculture country programs guided by a number of experts including CCAFS researchers. Africa is the continent which is least responsible for the global accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHG). But much of the continent, however, is already suffering from the negative impacts of climate change…. 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 »

S. Kilungu

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NEPAD launches a CSA alliance in Africa

On the 25th of June, the NEPAD Agency launched a Climate-Smart Agriculture alliance of diverse partners in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Alliance unites the public sector with research and civil society organisations to scale up on-farm assistance, link to technological advances and support a favourable policy environment. This cross-sector collaboration is designed to achieve transformational… Read more »