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Peter Cooper

Research Fellow, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Research Fellow, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Peter Cooper

Biography

Peter Cooper’s research for development work has focused on natural resource management in rain fed farming systems. He has lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia and North Africa for more than 40 years. Retired since 2010, Peter was recently appointed a senior fellow with the CGIAR research programme, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Articles

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When I first started hearing people talking about ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’, I found myself becoming rather aggravated. At the time, it seemed to me to be just one more rather facile attempt to put a ‘catchy’ label on the serious business of agricultural development. ‘Who’ I wondered ‘thought that one up?’ I suspect that many others had, and perhaps still have, similar thoughts.

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