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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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May 14

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. …

May 9

Policy workshop: Climate finance to support agriculture in Mali

The level of climate finance in the agricultural sector is very small compared with other sectors. Less than 5% of global climate finance is targeted to agricultural sector and, even much less to smallholder farmers. This is in contrast to the responsibility placed on agricultural sector to produce more food by 2050 under climatic uncertainties.

Bamako, Mali

Nov 1

Promoting innovative agripreneurship for market gardening in the Sahel

The promotion of agricultural entrepreneurship among young people is one of CTA’s strategic priorities across all ACP regions, and more specifically in West Africa, a region of huge unemployment among under 30s, often resulting in major rural exodus and significant migratory movements on the continent, but also on its periphery. In this context, CTA has been working for several years on initi…

Mar 1

Accelerating the uptake of climate-smart agriculture in ACP countries

‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ (CSA) has been developed as an approach to attain ‘triple wins’ in agriculture through increased agricultural productivity, adaptation (supporting crops to grow in changing climate conditions), and mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions where possible). Many innovative CSA innovations have been developed to help farmers achieve these triple wins. Howev…

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