Madagascar is currently the 5th worldwide among countries most exposed to risks due to climate change and the first country in Africa exposed. For 30 years since 1980, natural hazards including droughts, earthquakes, epidemics, floods, cyclones and extreme temperatures, caused economic damage of more than $ 1 billion in Madagascar and the agricultural sector is… Read more »
IMAGE BY International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Despite the specific adaptation of local breeds allowing them to thrive in harsh environments, their lower production levels put them at risk of extinction.
Its crunchtime at the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris as the deadline for a new climate accord is tomorrow (Friday). And its the planets poorest than continue to bear the brunt as the devastating effects of El Nino are being felt across Africa. Africa which causes the least damage the environment suffers the most from… Read more »
Agricultural development is the single most important investment for our future. Video prepared by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the CGIAR Consortium, presented at the Global Landscapes Forum 2015.
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 »
IMAGE BY C.Schubert (CCAFS)
Novel approach uses participatory learning to help farmers apply climate information in their daily decisions. The project is carried out by the Walker Institute, as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
This short clip is about climate change and its potential effects in Africa. It highlights the health sector’s response to climate change in the African region including the international network on climate and health for Africa. It also portrays the Libreville Declaration as a springboard to addressing environmental determinants to human health and ecosystem integrity… Read more »
Policy makers from Tanzania and Uganda came together for two back-to-back workshops in the region. The activities focused on scenario-guided policy development in the context of climate change, and covered Tanzania’s New Environmental Policy, and in Uganda the National Agricultural Policy and revising the Mechanization Framework. This workshop is part of the Policy Action for… Read more »
Researchers from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, with support from Bio-resource Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program, have developed superior, better-yielding, drought-resistant varieties of beans. The varieties have good canning properties and are resistant to drought and multiple diseases.
LYRICS Let’s link, rethink How we power our economies Using low-carbon technologies To cut GHGs Do more, with less Innovate our way out of this mess Using all of our creativeness It’s good for business, we can do this I think the climate’s changed Getting hot in here, talks are shifting gear What are we… Read more »