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Climate Smart Agriculture, combating climate change across Africa

March 21st, 2018 / Devdiscourse.com

The impact of global climate change is particularly felt in agriculture, as rising temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and increased pests and diseases pose new and bigger risks to the global food system.
However, at the UN climate talks, the concept of ‘Climate-Smart Agriculture’(CSA), an approach for transforming and reorienting agricultural systems …

Morocco launches action plan to fight devastating climate change

November 8th, 2016 / The Guardian, UK

Morocco is using the COP22 conference to formally launch its “Adaptation of African Agriculture” (AAA) initiative. As food security becomes increasingly challenged by erratic weather patterns, the initiative proposes measures such as improved soil management, water and irrigation management and better weather forecasting and insurance programmes for farmers affected by …

Paris climate agreement cannot be met without emissions reduction target for agriculture

May 23rd, 2016 / EurekAlert! AAAS

Scientists have calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet the new climate agreement’s plan to limit warming to 2°C in 2100. Researchers from the the University of Vermont, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and …

Paris Climate Agreement unlocks opportunities for food and farming

December 21st, 2015 / Global Forum on Agricultural Research

COP21 opened the door for more adaptation and mitigation in the agriculture sector – will the agriculture community march in? New analysis from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS ) Read …

As a coffee producer, Uganda can’t ignore climate change

October 14th, 2015 / Daily Monitor, by B4FA Fellow Michael Ssali

Masaka is one of Uganda’s most important coffee producing districts, and farmers there are worried that the rain shortage will compromise the crop quality of the entire November/December harvest. Coffee accounts for up to a third of Uganda’s foreign exchange earnings, providing employment to over five million people. As coffee …