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WMO’s first state of climate services report focuses on agriculture and food security

December 11th, 2019 / IISD

With an estimated 80% of the world’s food insecure living in degraded environments exposed to recurrent extreme events, the 2019 ‘State of Climate Services: Food and Agriculture’ report explores how to support agriculture in the face of climate variability and change. Produced by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and partners, …

Launching digital agro-climate advisory platform in Ethiopia

November 18th, 2019 / AllAfrica

There was a time when traditional ecological knowledge was enough. When ancestral wisdom guided communities to sense the moods of the rains, the temperaments of the winds, the hidden messages of the clouds. Through these interpretations of nature, farming communities could foretell times of planting, times of abundance and times …

How these women scientists will help Africa adapt to changing climate

October 15th, 2019

A group of 25 women from eastern and western Africa have joined the list of young researchers racing to bridge the shortage of women agriculture scientists in Africa.

The women will build the next generation of scientists working with smallholder farmers to battle climate change in Africa’s troubled agriculture sector, according …

IPCC’s land report shows the problem with farming based around oil, not soil

August 12th, 2019

The word “climate” makes most of us look up to the sky – however, the IPCC’s new special report on climate change and land should make us all look under our feet. 

Land, the report shows, is intimately linked to the climate. Changes in land use result in changes to the climate, and …

El Niño and fighting leave 80 million in food crisis

May 24th, 2016 / SciDevNet

Armed conflict and the droughts caused by the El Niño effect have left 80 million people around the world in acute food crisis this year, reveals a food security report. The report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme adds …

Uganda: Farmers, scientists, policy makers discuss climate-smart agriculture

December 3rd, 2015 / Daily Monitor, by B4FA Fellow Michael Ssali

Farmers and agriculture officers from various districts participated in a three-day-conference in which they interacted with policy makers, scientists, and researchers. The conference, whose theme was “Advancing Agro-biosciences and Innovations for Climate Smart Agriculture”, was held 22-25 November at Makerere University, and addressed food insecurity, nutrition, and crop diseases.
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