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F. Fiondella (IRI/CCAFS)

Photo F. Fiondella (IRI/CCAFS)

April 19, 2016

Four months after Paris, renewed urgency on climate action and financing


The world must move quickly to fulfill the promise of the climate change agreement reached in Paris four months ago and accelerate low-carbon growth, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said on the opening day of the Spring Meetings. More than 190 countries came together last December to pledge to do their part to… Read more »

N.Palmer (CIAT)

Photo N.Palmer (CIAT)

February 15, 2016

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 »


January 25, 2016

Women’s Role in Achieving a Food Secured Africa


By Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi The just ended year 2015 was the African Union’s Year of Women Empowerment. In post 2015, one thing is apparent – that Africa will not effectively achieve food security and poverty reduction unless the gender gap in economic opportunities is narrowed. Indeed the importance of women in development is… Read more »

Petterik Wiggers/Panos Pictures UK

Photo Petterik Wiggers/Panos Pictures UK

October 31, 2015

What’s driving Ethiopia’s fast development? Millions of smallholder farmers, of course


By James Stapleton (ILRI) Industrialization is key to economic development, and agriculture—supplying raw materials for processing and value addition—is an essential component of that process. Comprising more than 40% of national GDP and producing the overwhelming majority of the Ethiopia’s food, smallholder farmers are at the centre of the country’s recent economic success. So declared… Read more »

C.Schubert (CCAFS)

Photo C.Schubert (CCAFS)

September 10, 2015

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 »

P.Kimeli (CCAFS)

Photo P.Kimeli (CCAFS)

June 9, 2015

CIMMYT-CCAFS Initiative Seeks to Achieve Food and Nutrition Security in East Africa by 2025


By Fite Getaneh and Kindie Tesfaye The CIMMYT-led Integrated Agricultural Production and Food Security Forecasting System for East Africa (INAPFS) project was launched at an inception workshop held on 15-16 April 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, that brought together participants from national weather services and disaster risk management offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi,… Read more »

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