Mariam Kadzamira

Climate Change Officer, CTA

Biography

Mariam Kadzamira is an agricultural economist working as a Climate Change Officer at CTA. She has worked extensively in research and in rural and community development in Southern Africa. Her experience spans work in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ethiopia and South Africa with government, farmer organisations, the CGIAR and the private sector.

Articles

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A major concern for smallholder farmers at the start of each season is to choose and source seeds, and with the advent of climate change, this is more critical than ever. As part of a CTA-led initiative to help farmers counter drought and other extreme weather events, seed fairs are being organised in Zambia to improve access to quality seed of stress tolerant maize varieties for smallholder farmers.

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Community seed banks offer a sustainable way to improve access to high-value seeds, creating viable community-based businesses and maintaining biodiversity. In addition, community seed banks contribute to farmer adaptation. They also indirectly enhance household income diversification, community seed systems, and gender outcomes at community level.

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Many climate-smart agriculture (CSA) innovations have been developed to help farmers achieve the triple wins of adaptation, productivity and, where possible, reduced emissions. As efforts by different organisations move forward to improve adoption, it is clear that a wide range of factors influence uptake of CSA. Field experiences with CSA projects in three countries highlight how developing shared value among partners has supported the scaling up of CSA.

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All communities are characterised by social norms, cultural values and spiritual beliefs that shape, define and set relational behaviours and standards. Unfortunately, women are often burdened by socio-cultural norms and values that have negative consequences – this is true of most communities in ACP countries. There is a strong case to review how these affect women’s engagement in agribusiness – and explore how social cultural factors and norms can be used to women’s advantage.

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events

  1. Dec 6

    COP25

    The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 takes place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and is held with logistical support from the Government of Spain.

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    Conference
  2. Dec 6

    Project review and cross-country learning on climate-smart agriculture

    The regional project to scale-up climate-smart agriculture (CSA) solutions in southern Africa is implemented by CTA in collaboration with a consortium of partners in southern Africa. The field implementation has been taking place in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe to improve the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change, with a reach targeting 140,000 farmers. …
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    Meeting

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