Category: Food Security, Food Systems & Food Sovereignty

CIAT-CCAFS Science Informed $250 Million World Bank Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment

By: Evan Girvetz Climate Change and Soils e.girvetz@cgiar.org The Challenge Kenya is highly vulnerable to serious threats posed by climate change and highly dependent on climate-sensitive natural resources. Given the extent of uncertainties in understanding how different systems, departments, and crops would likely be affected, there is a need for […]

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East Africa: An urgent need to monitor the forests

ANALYSIS by: ESTHER MWANGI & LAURA VANESSA MUKHWANA: – The region looks to a new observatory to help protect its remaining forests. Africa – East Africa is home to some of the world’s most diverse forests: Montane forests, which include some of the highest and oldest mountains in Africa; coastal forests; Miombo […]

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Using tropical microbes to improve the environment

Researchers in Malaysia are harnessing properties in tropical microbes to address a variety of environmental, agricultural and aquacultural issues. Dr. Adeline Ting Su Yien and her colleagues at Monash University’s School of Science are investigating the highly diverse genetic pool of tropical microbes for crop improvement; disease control […]

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Breakthroughs in agriculture for action on climate change

Achieving sustainable development with climate-smart agriculture The facts are startling. More than 2 billion people (CDC, 2015) worldwide suffer from micronutrient deficiency – 795 million (FAO, 2015) of whom are undernourished. The challenge to nutritiously and securely feed the growing population is further exacerbated by climate change which […]

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