A. Diama (ICRISAT)

Photo A. Diama (ICRISAT)

Integrating research across countries in west and central Africa to benefit farmers

Exploring ways to enhance integration and cooperation among scientists and across research projects to benefit farmers was the theme of the West and Central Africa (WCA) Regional Planning meet held recently. During the two-day regional planning meet, scientists: Reviewed key research for development (R4D) achievements and lessons learnt in the past 2-3 years; Reviewed and… Read more »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

‘Times are Hard and Uncertain’: Senegal Adopts Climate Smart Agriculture to Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

Farmers are planting the seeds and harvesting the rewards of climate-smart agriculture in Senegal. STORY HIGHLIGHTS The World Bank-funded West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) is delivering 160 climate-smart crop varieties, technologies and techniques to around 5.7 million farmers across West Africa. In Senegal alone, 14 high-yielding, early maturing and drought resistant dry cereal varieties… Read more »

P. Savadogo (ICRAF)

Photo P. Savadogo (ICRAF)

A real opportunity to scale up Climate-Smart Villages in Niger

In Niger, the World Bank is financing a project inspired by the Climate-Smart Village model of Kampa Zarma.   In August, the 3N (Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens) facilitated a formulation workshop of a climate-smart agriculture project in Niger. The CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) West Africa programme was among the… Read more »

E. van de Grift

Photo E. van de Grift

Why Ghana should be a member of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

By Karbo Naaminong (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) The Montpellier conference wanted to give a new impulse to climate-smart agriculture (CSA). It set out to strengthen the scientific community around CSA, contribute to the development of a global research agenda, update knowledge, and provide recommendations for policymakers. What follows are Dr. Karbo’s post-conference reflections. Main message Ghana has… Read more »