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Realising climate gains from smallholder chicken farming in Africa

There is hardly a document on African climate change issues that does not portray livestock husbandry in a negative light - responsible for emitting substantial quantities of greenhouse gases. While it is true that some livestock play a role in gener…

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Farmer communication and supportive policies key to wider adoption of climate-smart agriculture

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is a game changer for smallholder farmers in Africa. Many farmers battle with the impacts of rising temperatures, frequent floods and droughts that affect productivity and profits. Extra effort is needed to boost their…

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Climate-smart community seed banks conserve and share essential farm biodiversity resources

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 enhan…

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Aug 21

Climate finance and support mechanisms for a resilient agriculture sector in West and Central Africa

As African agriculture is mainly rainfed, smallholder farmers and food security are vulnerable to the vagaries of the weather. Adaptation and resilience in Africa’s agriculture is critically important and has assumed a priority in policy discourse and development agenda in the continent. Increasing investment to support adaptation and resilience of agriculture has been identified as one of th…

Jun 3

Climate Research for Development in Africa (CR4D) meeting

The Climate Research for Development (CR4D) is an initiative launched to strengthen links between climate science research and climate information needs in support development planning in Africa. CR4D is an African-led initiative supported by partnership between African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Ministerial Conferen…
Location:
Nairobi, Kenya

May 19

Supporting ACP countries to meet their NDCs through agroforestry

Following the initial consensus reached by climate negotiators in COP21 and recent key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Katowice during COP24, the Paris rulebook has been generally agreed upon, (although some areas have been pushed to COP 25). The new international climate regime that has been agreed upon mandating countries to report progress in achieving thei…
Location:
Montpellier, France

Feb 12

International Food Safety conference: Transforming knowledge into action for people, economies and the environment

Ongoing changes in climate, global food production and supply systems affect consumers, industry and the planet itself. These changes can have an impact on food safety systems and pose sustainability and development challenges. This is a pivotal moment demanding urgent reflection on actions needed to bolster food safety. At the Addis Ababa conference, priorities w…
Location:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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