Two Degrees Up climate change films published by Reuters AlertNet

19 June, 2012 by (comments)

The Two Degrees Up series of short films about the possible impact of climate change on smallholder agriculture has recently been published by Reuters AlertNet. The films, originally produced to coincide with the launch of the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program, take a look at what a two-degree Celsius increase in average temperature –Read More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Multimedia @en

Climate change and the “U word” …continued

26 February, 2012 by (comments)

This piece in Scientific American takes a closer look at last week’s news (and here) about the role of computer models in predicting the effects of climate change on agriculture, following three new reports from the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program. In this article, CIAT’s Andy Jarvis explains the “Two Degrees Up” principle, andRead More …

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Maize – highly sensitive to rising temperatures

15 March, 2011 by (comments)

A one-degree Celsius temperature rise can cause massive yield losses in maize, according to a soon-to-be-published study from Stanford University and CIAT sister center, the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT). The study, due to be published in Nature Climate Change, found that a single degree Celsius increase in temperature could cut harvests in two thirds of maizeRead More …

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Coffee and climate change photofilm now in Spanish

1 March, 2011 by (comments)

Click to watch the Spanish version of Two Degrees Up – PART ONE: Colombia. The 6-minute photostory documents the experiences of smallholder coffee farmers in Colombia’s southwestern Cauca department, who are already feeling the effects of rising temperatures on their crucial, high-value cash crop. The English version on the story was shown at the recent United Nations COP16 ClimateRead More …

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Climate change photo stories are now online

1 December, 2010 by (comments)

Farmer testimonials highlight the challenge of adapting agriculture to two degrees of global warming You hear a lot about “two degrees” nowadays. Conventional wisdom has it that if the international community can contain global temperature rises to within two degrees Celsius by 2050, it can prevent “runaway” global warming that can never be reined back in. But agricuture is highlyRead More …

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COP16 to mark the launch of CIAT-led climate change program

18 November, 2010 by (comments)

With just 15 days to go before the official launch of the CGIAR’s largest climate change program to date, we’re putting the finishing touches on Two Degrees Up – collection of case studies documenting the challenge of climate change to small farmers in Colombia, Ghana and Kenya. Click to view Two Degrees Up trailer, and remember to turn onRead More …

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