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16 Feb 2018 description

Key Recommendations

In order to reach the most vulnerable, decision makers and those involved in insurance schemes could:

  • ensure a thorough understanding of the socio-economic context in which insurance schemes are implemented and identify which social factors create vulnerabilities.

  • provide farmers, especially those who are illiterate or particularly vulnerable, with adequate information and training on the most suitable insurance products and how to make best use of them.

12 Feb 2018 description
report CGIAR

By: Sylvia Pineda.

Edition: José Antonio Arana.

The digital transformation of economies and societies in recent years has opened new, important possibilities for agriculture. In this context, we see the emergence of CGIAR’s Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, which aims to positively transform agricultural research, helping to generate powerful data management innovations that can revolutionize agriculture in developing countries.

21 Dec 2017 description

by Madelline Romero

Researchers from eight Asian countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam – gathered on December 12-13, 2017 in Haikou City, China, to form the Asian Forage Legumes Network.

This is in response to the increasing pressure for farming systems in Asia to produce more without causing further harm to the environment.

21 Dec 2017 description

We are pleased to share the report, Second Advance Estimate of 2017 Paddy Production in Nepal using the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT).

This is the final advance estimate of paddy production for the 2017 season.

14 Dec 2017 description
report CGIAR

This is post is part of our climate campaign in Africa. The story has appeared in several news outlets including Associated Press, the New York Times and others.

Earlier this year, South Sudan fell victim to the first famine declared since 2011. Almost six million people are still at risk of starvation. Over 1 million displaced Sudanese are migrating to neighbouring northern Uganda, where they stay in camps for internally displaced people fleeing conflict.

26 Nov 2017 description
report CGIAR

Although there is renewed interest in indigenous rainwater harvesting, traditional practices and technologies are rarely suitable or feasible. ICARDA is promoting a practical and cost-effective alternative that combines indigenous knowledge with mechanization to enhance effectiveness and strengthen resilience.

15 Oct 2017 description
report CGIAR

by Georgina Smith

Women play an important role in rural agriculture. This International Day of Rural Women, we visit two farmers in Ethiopia who are transforming their rural livelihoods and making a difference in their communities.

11 Oct 2017 description

By Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Executive Director, CGIAR System Organization

MONTPELLIER, France , Oct 11 2017 (IPS) - We are at a moment of huge opportunity in the world’s food system. We can continue on our current trajectory of consuming too little, too much, or the wrong type of food at an unsustainable cost to the environment, health care and political stability. Or we can change course. Fixing the food system will help solve humanity’s greatest challenges – creating jobs, reducing emissions, and improving health.

10 Oct 2017 description

por Diana Carolina Giraldo (CIAT)

Como divulgar con éxito información de clima con usuarios en Guatemala

10 Oct 2017 description

by Diana Carolina Giraldo (CIAT)

How to succeed in communicating climate information with users in Guatemala

25 Sep 2017 description

This brief summarized the baseline survey and the testing of different agro-advisories conducted in the Agro-Climate Information Services for women and ethnic minority farmers in South-East Asia (ACIS) project sites: Dien Bien and Ha Tinh provinces in Vietnam. The baseline survey gathered information on diverse aspects of livelihoods, food security, climate hazards and impacts, as well as access to and quality of weather and agricultural information.

15 Sep 2017 description

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to further integrate agricultural development and climate responsiveness. CSA 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 minimise greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. Increased planning is vital in order to address tradeoffs and synergies between the three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1].

15 Sep 2017 description

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 [1].

11 Sep 2017 description
report CGIAR

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.

11 Sep 2017 description

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 tradeoffs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1].

11 Sep 2017 description

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 tradeoffs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1].

30 Aug 2017 description

by Shehnab Sahin (CCAFS South Asia)

The Rapid Emergency Response Maps guide relief efforts by near accurately locating vulnerable people while also providing early indication of crop damage by using high-resolution satellite imagery.

25 Aug 2017 description

To address the impacts of drought, salinity intrusion, and flooding in rice production in the Mekong River Delta, a participatory climate-related risk mapping was conducted to develop adaptive measures.

23 Aug 2017 description

How can farmers make better decision based on climate information and increase productivity?

By Andree Nenkam (ICRISAT), Bouba Traoré (ICRISAT), Dansira Dembélé (CCAFS), Mathieu Ouédraogo (CCAFS)

Nowadays, the major challenge faced by smallholder farmers in Mali is the lack of accurate climate information to make better planning and decision to either improve or stabilize productivity.