by Jack Durrell
Climate change threatens the viability of agriculture, ecosystems, and rural livelihoods in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In a region where agriculture is a critical source of employment and income, environmental degradation, and declining and more variable productivity, could potentially cause significant displacements, posing challenges in a region already beset by instability.
by Jack Durrell (ICARDA)
A new discussion paper published by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and CCAFS outlines a ‘resilience strategy.’
por Anna Muller (Bioversity International )
La Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional de Guatemala puso en marcha una plataforma tecnológica para mejorar la gestión y la respuesta al hambre estacional relacionada con la variabilidad climática.
by Anna Muller (Bioversity International)
The Guatemala Secretariat for Food and Nutrition Security implemented a digital platform to improve the management of and response to climate-related seasonal hunger at local scale.
The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs), and require planning to address trade-offs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation.
by Catherine Mungai and Maren Radeny (CCAFS)
Mainstreaming climate-smart agriculture to support the transformation of Kenya's agriculture sector into an innovative, commercially-oriented, competitive and modern sector.
On 31 October 2018, the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Irrigation (MoALF&I) launched the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework 2018-2027 at Kilimo Grounds, Nairobi.
Agriculture faces a number of challenges, including increased food demand, population growth, and climate change. If the sector is to overcome these issues, women, including their roles and perspectives, must be prioritized in rural development.
The impacts of a warming world are affecting food production in every corner of the globe. From shifting rainfall patterns and growing seasons, to more frequent and extreme droughts and floods, to increasingly severe pest and disease outbreaks among crops and livestock, farming as we know it is under attack.
Africa will be impacted disproportionately by climate change when compared to the continent’s contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions (less than seven percent  Disadvantaged groups, such as women and young people, will experience the brunt of these impacts, as their ability to cope is often compromised by limited access to resources and power.
By Tripti Agarwal, Munmun Rai and Deepak Bijarniya (CIMMYT)
At a recent workshop, women farmers from Bihar, India were trained on the benefits of climate-smart farm practices, including value addition for their products.
Nitya Chanana, Arun Khatri-Chhetri, Kunal Pande and Rajashree Joshi