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Photo Kate Holt / Africa Practice / CC

December 1, 2015

7 ways to make climate-smart agriculture central to COP21 and beyond


By Bill Hinchberger As global leaders converge on Paris for the COP21 summit, the world’s farmers and their allies in the development community may wonder why they’re once again sidelined. “Until now the position of agriculture in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has been weak,” said Hanne Knaepen, policy officer of the… Read more »

V.Atakos (CCAFS)

Photo V.Atakos (CCAFS)

November 9, 2015

Ahead of UN conference, World Bank says ‘climate-smart’ development can keep 100 million people out of poverty


8 November 2015 – Without inclusive and climate-smart development, alongside efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions that protect the poor, agricultural shocks, natural disasters and the spread of diseases could push more than 100 million additional people into poverty by 2030, the World Bank warns in a new report released just weeks ahead of… Read more »

C. Adjehi (ICRAF)

Photo C. Adjehi (ICRAF)

November 6, 2015

Towards climate-smart agriculture in Côte d’Ivoire


by Mathieu Ouédraogo, Cheick Mbow, Christophe Kouamé To prepare the implementation of climate-smart Agriculture, it is necessary to build the capacity of national Ivorian stakeholders.   Agriculture plays an important role in the economic and social development of West African countries. It employs 60% of the working population, and makes a significant contributionto GDP (35%)… Read more »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

October 30, 2015

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 »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

October 23, 2015

Kenya integrates climate-smart agriculture into its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution


By Vivian Atakos (CCAFS East Africa) Technical support from CCAFS and CGIAR Centers helps build consensus for wider policy change. Kenya is among 36 countries (as of September 21) that have recently submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). INDCs—a key driver towards a new climate… Read more »

P. Savadogo (ICRAF)

Photo P. Savadogo (ICRAF)

September 24, 2015

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 »

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