climate smart agriculture

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...

Mali set to improve its climate and hazard early warning systems

Mali has launched a new multi-hazard early warning system to strengthen resilience to climate risks and natural hazards. The Climate...

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...

Kenyan flooding could cause a major humanitarian crisis

Experts have warned that flooding in Kenya could escalate into a humanitarian crisis unless prompt action is taken. Heavy rain has affected...

$4.1 billion committed to help developing countries meet environmental goals.

A fresh injection of $4.1 billion from the international community has been made available to help prevent biodiversity loss and reduce...

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...

Rwanda launches its largest climate resilience initiative to date

380,000 people are set to benefit from a new climate change resilience project in Rwanda. Historically Rwanda has suffered a number...

Flash floods hit Kenya after months of drought

Heavy rain and flooding has caused large scale destruction and displacement in Kenya. The flooding has hit Mandera country and the town...

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....

Extreme weather is adversely impacting poor farmers, says FAO

A new report from the UN’s food agency has highlighted how an increased prevalence of natural disasters is causing billions of...

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...

Nigeria plans to go big on green finance to fight climate change

The Nigerian Government has spoken of its plans to seriously scale-up its green finance initiatives over the coming year. This includes...

$1 billion of new funding announced for climate adaptation projects

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is providing a new injection of $1 billion to combat climate change in poor countries. The funding will...

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...

World Bank announces new climate resilience plans to benefit 25 million in India

The World Bank has announced a $420 million project to increase climate resilience financial and viability in agriculture for small...

New partnership will support African farmers adapt to climate change

A major new partnership has been announced to help African smallholders take control of their livelihoods in the face of the risks posed...

A new project puts women at the forefront of climate resilience in Bangladesh

The Green Climate Fund has approved a US$25 million grant to support Bangladesh’s efforts to build the adaptive capacities of...

Climate technologies will boost agriculture in West and Central Africa

A new programme is being launched to equip farmers in Africa with climate-smart agricultural tools and technologies. The project is...