Scaling up – TV helps farmers shape up soils in East Africa

2 April, 2015 by (comments)

There are a lot of big facts about soil knocking around this year – on account of it being the International Year of Soils. These are great for mobilising much-needed global interest and action in efforts to protect this finite resource on which our lives depend (even the White House posted a blog on ‘Why soil rocks’ last week). ButRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Climate Change, Climate Change website, Soils, Soils website

Feeding Rwanda’s livestock revolution

8 September, 2014 by (comments)

More than 200,000 Rwandan farmers have received free cows under the Rwandan Governments’ One cow per poor family programme since it was introduced in 2006. The move has kick-started small scale milk production, bringing new income streams for cash-strapped farmers, as well as providing manure to fertilise crops, and meat and milk for improved nutrition and food security. ButRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Tropical Forages

Tracing Vietnam’s climate scars

10 March, 2014 by (comments)

Vietnam’s rugged northern terrain is characterized by sloping hills giving way to lush paddy fields and stretches of ancient tea. Yet the scars of climate change mark themselves in the landscape – scars which scientists and researchers are now using to piece together climate-smart solutions so communities can adapt to future weather shocks. Vietnam is among eight countries inRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Climate Change, Climate Change website

Why markets need to be part of a climate-smart solution

14 December, 2013 by (comments)

This post appears originally on the CCAFS website. Be honest. When was the last time you looked in your fridge and decided that the contents would be better off in the bin? Well according to the Food and Agricultural Organization, it was probably not that long ago. The statistics would put you in pretty good company: roughly one thirdRead More …

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Climate-smart road map for global rice powerhouse

11 December, 2013 by (comments)

A climate-smart road map for Southeast Asia is now taking shape as researchers meet for a planning workshop in Thailand. Photo: UN Photo/M.Perret (view original) This post appears originally on the CCAFS website. A climate-smart road map for Southeast Asia is taking shape as researchers gather in Bangkok Thailand to hammer out an action plan and decide on target sites to exploreRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Climate Change, Climate Change website

Groundwork for Success – new CCAFS annual report out now

30 July, 2012 by (comments)

The 2011 annual report for  one of the CGIAR’s biggest Research Programs, CCAFS (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security), has just been released. It documents the work undertaken during the first year of the program – jointly coordinated with the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) – to develop and promote climate-smart agriculture. Click to download Groundwork for Success (6Mb).Read More …

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In case you missed it (Part 3) – CIAT article featured on Reuters Alertnet

17 January, 2012 by (comments)

Great news that the humanitarian news arm of the Reuters news agency re-published a CIAT blog article over the holiday period – about the burning of rice residues in Punjab, India. Tackling India’s burning desire appeared on their Climate Conversations pages. For the original article on the CIAT blog, click here. For the accompanying picture set, click here.

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Filed Under: Crops @en