N.Palmer (CIAT)

Photo N.Palmer (CIAT)

Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress: Innovations, Partnerships and Financing

  Climate-smart agriculture has a profound impact on Kenya. The country is incredibly vulnerable to crises from extreme weather due to the reliance on climate-sensitive natural resources. The agriculture sector is a major contributor to the national GDP, which also leaves Kenya’s economy weak during periods of flooding or drought. The World Bank has recently approved… 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 »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Persuasion: Towards a calculus of influence in livestock research for development

By Susan Macmillan (ILRI) An ‘advocacy wheel’ diagram from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—which used it to help improve outcomes for children’s nutrition by way of the UN Sustainable Development Goals—presented by Hien Tran at a Livestock Advocacy and Communications Convening held at ILRI’s Ethiopia campus in Nov 2015. In November last year (2015),… 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 »

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 »

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 »