Gender considerations can critically influence smallholder farmers’ access and capacity to act on weather and climate information, as well as subsequent livelihood benefits. This paper reviews the existing knowledge base on gender equality challenges in climate services to assess these gender-based differences and identify promising pathways for making climate services more responsive to the needs of rural women.
…As HarvestPlus announces Nutritious Food Fair in Lagos
Efforts to address malnutrition in Nigeria require both collective and political will, a coalition of nutrition advocates led by HarvestPlus have said.
At a gathering in Lagos to announce the 2018 Nutritious Food Fair, the Country Manager for HarvestPlus, Mr Paul Ilona said urgent and coordinated efforts were needed to improve nutrition and end the 450 billion naira annual losses in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) caused by malnutrition in Nigeria.
Extreme weather events, made more severe and frequent by climate change, are fast becoming the new normal worldwide. These disasters kill more people and damage more property today than terrorism.
by Sylvia Pineda
Jul 5, 2018 by Renz Louie Celeridad (World Agroforestry Centre)
Farmer-to-farmer communication might be the best way to scale climate-smart agriculture.
This is a newly developed position providing support to the Executive Director by coordinating various efforts within the CGIAR System Organization, across CGIAR Research Centers, and with external partners. The role line manages the Executive Assistant and involves an exciting mix of external engagement and project management to deliver on the following broad areas of responsibility: