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Press release: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

New Guides to De-Risk Investment in Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa Launched by Scientists “CSA profiles” are presented...

Rwanda Climate Services for Agriculture wins Project of the Year Award!

Aid & International Development Forum is delighted to announce the winner of the Project of the Year Award 2018 at the Africa Climate...

5 questions with Caroline Mowngera, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

We caught up with Caroline Mowngera a Farming systems & Climate Change Scientist at the International Center for Tropical...

Hunger in the Sahel is a ‘disaster that the world cannot continue to ignore’

Humanitarian relief workers have warned that about 5 million people in the Sahel are suffering from severe hunger and are in urgent...

Aid to help low income countries overcome climate change is ‘inadequate’, says Oxfam

A recent report by Oxfam has found that aid to low income countries to help them reduce their greenhouse gas emissions is lagging behind...

Climate Smart Agriculture Project of the Year Award – Shortlist announced!

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Climate-Smart Agriculture Project of the Year Award 2018!  The award will...

Green Climate Fund commits a further $80 million to climate change adaptation projects

The Green Climate Fund has approved over $80 million for three new climate change adaptation projects. Earlier in 2018, the Green Climate...

Revolutionise African farming methods to overcome climate change, says UN

Representatives from both the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and UN Environment highlighted the need to change African farming...

Solar irrigation systems could dramatically improve farming practices, says FAO

FAO’s latest report ‘The Benefits and Risks of Solar Powered Irrigation - a global overview’ highlights the significant...

Agro-ecology key to overcoming hunger and climate crises, say FAO

Agro-ecology is a farming style that focuses on utilising nature for food production without damaging it, it can also be referred to...

Interview with Ntiokam Divine, CSAYN

We caught up with Ntiokam Divine, Founder and Managing Director of CSAYN, ahead of his appearance at the upcoming Africa Climate...

A new partnership seeks to improve climate services and protect agriculture in Mozambique

The Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) is launching a new project in partnership with the Nordic Development Fund (NDF)...

Interview with Debisi O. Araba, Africa Director, International Center for Tropical Agriculture

What is your current role at CIAT? I am the Director for CIAT in Africa. In my role, I lead strategy and work closely with colleagues...

Land degradation could threaten 700 million people by 2050

A recent report by the Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has revealed that land degradation could...

Does satellite data hold the answer to agricultural challenges in Africa?

There has been a significant growth in the availability of satellite data in recent years, providing access to information on air quality,...

Agri-tech is transforming Africa’s agricultural industry

Agriculture has a significant role in Africa as it employs 65% of the work force and contributes 32% of GDP, according to the World...

Nominations are now open for the Project of the Year Showcase and Award

Aid & International Development Forum are pleased to open nominations for the Climate Smart Agriculture Project of the Year Award....

Farmers in Cameroon are overcoming drought with the help of new seeds

Cameroon has been experiencing a complex humanitarian crisis since 2013 with the number of food insecure people doubling since 2015...

Zambia launches a new $33 million sustainable livelihoods and forest protection programme

Climate change is causing more frequent and intense weather extremes in Zambia with a rise in both flooding and drought which have created...

12,000 children are being forced out of school every day due to conflict and drought in East Africa

Save the Children report that 90,000 children in East Africa risk being forced to drop out of school each week in 2018 due to drought...

FAO has launched a global platform to increase the success of Farmer Field Schools.

Farmer Field Schools are community driven programmes providing agricultural training and education to communities. The programmes are...

Climate-smart agriculture provides a lifeline to Mali’s women

Agriculture is often a key route out of poverty for many in developing countries, especially among women. And in the West African country...

$1.06 billion needed to protect 26 countries from famine

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation have launched a $1.06 billion appeal to save lives and livelihoods and address...

UK scientists lead cutting edge research into ‘super crops’

New research led by UK scientists is looking to create crops that are more nutritious and resilient to disease, drought and floods....

Improving Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa

On 17th January the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Improving Adoption of Climate-Smart...

New guidebook will support climate smart agriculture policies

The Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new web platform to provide a better understanding of Climate Smart Agriculture...

Building on the Past to Invest in the Future

With 2017 drawing to a close, it is now time to put 2018 in focus. Global economic growth reached 3 percent, which is the highest growth...

Heat-Tolerant Wheat Could Revolutionise The Agricultural Industry

In sub-Saharan Africa, scientists have recently discovered the production of heat-tolerant wheat. With increasing temperatures forecasted...

World Soil Day - Addressing Soil Fertility to Ensure Food Security

Every year the 5th of December is marked as the World Soil Day, established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...

World Bank Investment in Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture

The World Bank has recently approved a $250 million USD investment to the Climate-Smart Agriculture Project in Kenya. The main goal...