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Seed fairs: an innovative climate-smart practice to obtain stress-tolerant seeds

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 extre…

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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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Jun 13

Kick-off Meeting for Field Implementation of Southern Africa Flagship Project

The field implementation of activities of the Southern Africa flagship project "Promoting Climate-Resilient Agrifood Solutions in Southern Africa" is ready to commence after some rounds of programme designs and discussions with partners. A formal field kick-off working session will take place in one of the project sites in Malawi to do some site appraisal, fine-tune details of field i…
Location:
Lilongwe, Malawi

Apr 11

Enhancing market response to resilience in livestock value chain in Eastern Africa (CLI-MARK)

Some 20 million livestock keepers in the Horn of Africa are threatened by increasingly frequent and severe droughts. Their food and nutrition security, indeed the existence of the pastoral economic system, is under threat. The frequent droughts have eroded the pastoralists’ adaptive capacity and resilience to such an extent that almost every drought now results in a humanitarian crisis. …
Location:
Horn of Africa

Oct 26

Study Tour for Farmers on Coping with Climate Change through Livestock

Diversifying farmers livelihoods through livestock and adoption of good practices to manage livestock stock during drought and uncertain weather scenarios are key options to help farmers cope with the effects of climate change. Some good practices are being practised in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province of South Africa. The field tour will enable up to 20 smallholder farmers in Southern Africa learn…
Location:
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Apr 11

Scaling-Up Climate-smart Agricultural Solutions for Cereals and Livestock Farmers in Southern Africa

Weather patterns highly influence agricultural activities in southern Africa and, in turn, the food security, nutrition and income of rural households. The high vulnerability to climatic change causes recurrent swings between food scarcity and surplus, which results in food insecurity for up to six million people.…
Location:
Malawi

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