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Agriculture and climate change: time for action!

Engaging smallholders for climate action in agriculture

Climate change threatens progress towards improved global food security and poverty eradication. To implement climate action in agriculture, we need to mobilise political will and funding. CTA recognises the particular role of smallholders and indigenous knowledge. That is why we are urging the international community to make sure that climate action in agriculture is inclusive, and also addresses food security.

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Aggregating indigenous and scientific knowledge for better climate adaptation

Climate change poses a major threat to the food security of rural populations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where the environment is already severe. The vulnerability of rural communities in the region is particularly acute due to their dependence on rain-fed agriculture and natural resources. To improve the adaptive capacity of farmers in SSA and help protect their livelihoods, it is essential that all of the climate information available is harnessed to help anticipate and respond to climate risks, such as drought or flooding.

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Mobilising funds and political will to prompt climate action


20,000 Ethiopian Smallholders Targeted with Climate Smart Technology

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ZFU-Econet Wireless bilateral partnership in Zimbabwe

Southern Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change because smallholder subsistence farmers rely almost entirely on rainfed farming. Weather patterns such as drought, floods and erratic rainfall therefore have a significant impact on the food security and incomes of a largely poor population with little capacity to adapt.

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Multilateral partnerships for climate-smart cereal solutions in Zambia


Climate change in Southern Africa: Information is power

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Pathways to scale finance for digitalisation on the path to agricultural transformation

Digitalisation of the financial sector, or fintech, has greatly advanced with payment solutions such as mobile money, which contribute to increased levels of financial inclusion. Despite these, agribusiness still needs to invest in digitalisation to increase productivity and value addition, storage and marketing of agricultural produce so they benefit smallholder farmers and pastoralists.

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ACP agribusiness digitalisation – big data analytics a pathway towards sustainability


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Digital banking services for rural farmers – scaling up and scaling out