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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].

27 Jun 2017 description

ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development)is a Pan-African non-governmental organisation that has been working for social justice and development in Africa since 1976. Our work is guided by a number of fundamental values and working principles, chief amongst these is our belief that people themselves are the primary actors in their own development.

02 Jun 2017 description

By Kizito Makoye

DAR ES SALAAM, June 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tanzania aims to better protect its city dwellers from floods and other climate-related threats through an urban resilience programme launched this week.

The initiative comes as the country is grappling with the worsening impacts of climate change, such as frequent flooding and recurring drought.

The initiative comes as the country is grappling with the worsening impacts of climate change, such as frequent flooding and recurring drought.

31 Mar 2017 description

Burundian refugees in Tanzania are using gas as an alternative energy source, making their lives easier and safer.

NYARUGUSU, Tanzania - Juliet wakes up at the crack of dawn and busies herself preparing breakfast for her children. Things are a little different this morning; there are no crackling sounds of burning firewood or endless puffs of choking smoke. For the first time in her life, Juliet is using a brand new Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder to cook.

02 Feb 2017 description
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As results of the heavy rains attributed to El-Niño event, since October 2015, more than 25 000 households have been directly affected by floods in six assessed regions of the **United Republic of Tanzania** namely Arusha, Dodoma, Mara, Morogoro, Mwanza, and Shinyanaga. This has had severe repercussion on the livelihood of the affected population who have lost crops, agricultural inputs and tools, animals, pasture land and other sources of income such as agriculture casual labour, in addition to houses properties.

09 Nov 2016 description

Rangelands threatened further as pastoralists struggling to graze animals sell firewood so their families can eat

By Kagondu Njagi

NAMANGA, Tanzania, Nov 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is only 6 am but Veronica Lemungat is already setting up shop at the Namanga open-air market, on the Tanzania-Kenya border. She brushes twigs off her striped red and blue dress, and places a bundle of firewood at her feet.

08 Nov 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Project Description

In many regions of central and northern Tanzania, lives and livelihoods suffer from periodic weather-related stress, particularly from below-normal rainfall. The resulting crop failures and loss of livestock increases economic hardship, forcing thousands of families to skip meals, sell assets, cut back on medical care, or stop attending school. While these strategies help populations live through difficult times, they dampen quality of life and limit opportunities for development.

03 Nov 2016 description

The UNDP Tanzania’s Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Resilience pillar recently held a proposal writing workshop with the aim of capacitating NGOs to integrate gender and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the climate change and energy projects.

27 Oct 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

As of 27 October 2016

175,139 Total Burundian population of concern

172,701 Total Burundian population post influx

63,578 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

60,293 Total population in Nduta Camp

50,732 Total population in Mtendeli Camp 536 Total population in Lumasi Transit Site

HIGHLIGHTS

25 Oct 2016 description

Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment

  • Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis
  • Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people
  • East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades

19 October 2016 – Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could help protect vital water supplies that …

28 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

As of 15 September 2016

161,581 Total Burundian population of concern

158,863 Total Burundian population post influx

63,878 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

53,497 Total population in Nduta Camp

44,008 Total population in Mtendeli Camp

198 Total population in Lumasi Transit Site

HIGHLIGHTS

02 Aug 2016 description
report CARE

An impact learning brief from CARE International in Tanzania

This paper describes learning and evidence from CARE's work in Tanzania to support sustainable, productive, equitable and resilient agriculture systems for small-scale producers.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Burundian refugees continue to arrive into Tanzania.
    According to UNHCR, the total population of new Burundian refugees in Tanzania is over 137,000, bringing the combined Congolese and Burundian refugee population in Tanzania to over 200,000.

  • UNESCO and WFP, in partnership with XPRIZE and the Government of Tanzania, officially launched the XPRIZE Global Learning competition in Tanzania.

05 Apr 2016 description

Every day in Tanzania, truckloads of grain make their way across the country’s many agricultural trade routes, transporting crops to market. Just three miles off a highway to Dodoma, Tanzania’s capital city, sits the village of Ndurugumi, where smallholder farmers struggle to eke out a living despite their proximity to one of Tanzania’s most important grain market routes.

03 Dec 2015 description
report Irish Aid

Pastoralists are nomadic livestock herders who live in the arid regions of Tanzania. Their livelihoods are under threat, with less land available for their herds due to population growth. Climate change effects such as drought have also reduced pasture quality.

Earlier this year, Irish Aid commissioned a case study of three aid programmes* to find which approaches work best to increase their resilience to climate change.