G. Smith (CIAT)

Photo G. Smith (CIAT)

Niger: Climate-Smart Agriculture Project to Improve Productivity and Resilience of Niger’s Agriculture Sector

The Niger Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Support project, which is the first World Bank project in Africa designed specifically to deliver climate smart agriculture – namely increased productivity, enhanced resilience and reduced greenhouse gas emissions – is aligned with the Government of Niger’s ‘Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens’(3N) Initiative. The 3N is Niger’s national strategy to spur sustainable… Read more »

woman involved in poultry keeping

Photo V. Atakos (CCAFS)

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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Sustainable small ruminant breeding program for climate-smart villages in Kenya

Improving productivity of sheep and goats (i.e. small ruminants- SR) under smallholder farming systems faced with challenges of unfavourable climatic events has been identified as one means of enhancing livelihoods of communities living in these areas. Interventions are targeted through clusters of farmers grouped into “climate smart villages” (CSV) under a collaborative action by CCAFS,… Read more »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

The Future of Food Looks Bad for East Africa—but These Farmers Aren’t Giving Up

By Sarah McColl (she has written for Yahoo Food, Bon Appetit, and other publications. She’s based in Brooklyn.) Growing enough food to feed the world is going to be difficult in coming decades for numerous reasons, from rising populations to the increase of extreme weather events promised by climate change. Those stresses, however, will not be applied… Read more »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Kenya’s native goats and sheep, expertly crossbred, are key to helping farmers cope with climate change

Written by Julie Ojango (ILRI) and Vivian Atakos (CCAFS) Smallholder farmers and pastoral herders in East Africa are the target of an ongoing joint project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). This… Read more »