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 »

P. Casier (CGIAR)

Photo P. Casier (CGIAR)

Reviving Lake Victoria by Restoring Livelihoods

 This blog was originally published on the World Bank website, for more information click here   STORY HIGHLIGHTS Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater body in Africa and the largest inland fishery in the world, supporting over 40 million inhabitants, nearly 50% of them live with less than $1.25/day. The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project… 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 »

Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

Photo: Erik (HASH) Hersman / Flickr Creative Commons Kampala, Uganda— Cellphone usage is expanding in Sub-Saharan Africa, and paving the way for information and communication technologies (ICT) to modernize and boost productivity in the region’s agricultural sector.   Apps like Kilimo Salama, which provides farmers with updated climate data, as well as Vet Africa, which helps diagnose livestock diseases, are… Read more »



Two studies on the effect of climate change on coffee production published recently give scientific evidence that highlights the need for sustainable coffee production in Uganda. This was revealed by the research partners and members of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). A study by Alessandro Craparo and colleagues,… Read more »

C.Schubert (CCAFS)

Photo C.Schubert (CCAFS)

Participation and randomized control trials: Can we measure how much participation matters?

By Allan De Brauw  Participation is a prerequisite for development projects to have positive effects on the lives of the poor; without participation, it is unlikely that programs will have any positive impacts.  The level of participation almost certainly also affects positive outcomes from development interventions, and if that variation in outcomes by participation level can be… 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 »