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Impact Stories

Climate Change and Conflict in Chad - Using P3DM to secure peace

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, with support from CTA, facilitates participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) events to help settle disputes over land and resource ownership between the local and indigenous communities in the district of Baïbokoum, Chad.

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Blog articles

MUIIS Uganda Initiative is Inclusive: Says the World Economic Forum

The principle upon which the New Vision for Development by the World Economic Forum (WEF) was developed is based on the agreement that economies and businesses will need to be transformed if they are to ensure sustained improvements in living standards for all the world’s citizens.

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Can Climate Smart Agriculture work for Nutrition?

Eating and drinking well has become of more value and importance to many people today, with a lot of research showing us which foods put us most at risk and which ones may lower our risk of disease. Researchers are looking to better understand how nutrition in agriculture is of importance in a changing climate.

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Whatever the cost, I will not go back to the office

Confident about what she was about to share with the participants, Mrs. Peris W. Njenga walked to the front of the room and greeted the team with an infectious smile. She had come to share on how climate change had affected farmers and particularly female dairy farmers. This was at a Programme design workshop on gender sensitive climate smart agriculture in Eastern Africa, organised by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Communiqués

20,000 Ethiopian Smallholders Targeted with Climate Smart Technology

CTA together with Farm Africa has launched a new project to promote the resilience of smallholder farmers against climate change in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR). The launch is the third and final of a CTA initiative that supports the scaling of proven climate smart agriculture technologies in Jamaica, Mali and now Ethiopia.

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Opinion articles

Mobilising funds and political will to prompt climate action

Agriculture is central to any debate on climate change given the enormous responsibility placed on the sector to produce 60% more food by 2050, despite changing climatic uncertainties. Yields worldwide, for example, are expected to decrease by more than 10% due to climate change – with Africa and South Asia most negatively impacted – while the world’s population continues to grow.

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Technical and scientific articles

The last mile

ICT Update spoke to Ronald Rwakigumba of Mercy Corps, who is responsible for the last mile of the Market-led, User-owned ICT4Ag-enabled Information Service.

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Tools for an equitable and food secure future

Women farmers are using water smart techniques to sustainably increase crop yields, whilst maintaining vital soil ecosystems in Ghana, Malawi and Mali. In these drought-prone countries, establishing water-efficient practices helps to improve smallholder farmers’ access to water and increase the resilience of their livelihoods and local ecosystems.

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Background articles

Events

Conferences

  • Dec 3

    Transforming nutrition-sensitive value chain development in the Pacific islands

    In the framework of the project ‘Promoting nutritious food systems in the Pacific islands’, CTA in collaboration with IFAD and the Pacific islands private sector organisation (PIPSO), organises a 4-day event with three workshops:'Pacific AgriHack lab – ICTs from farm to table' (3–5 December) ‘Tonga national roundtable - Developing local food crops and fisheries v…
    Location:
    Nuku'alofa, Tonga

  • Dec 3

    COP24

    One of the most important tasks of the 24th Session of the of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be to work out and adopt a package of decisions ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the decisions adopted in Paris (COP21) and in Marrakesh (CMA1.1). Moreover, COP24 will include the so-calle…
    Location:
    Katowice, Poland

  • Dec 4

    Agriculture advantage 2.0 - Opening session: Stepping up food systems transformation - COP24 side event

    Building on the success of the Agriculture advantage event series at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, which brought together over 400 diverse stakeholders to put forward a vision and action agenda for transforming agriculture under climate change, CTA in collaboration with CCAFS, IFAD, World bank, the government of New Zealand and the CGIAR is planning to host another event series at COP24 in…
    Location:
    Katowice, Poland

Workshops

Projects