Given its heavy reliance on rainfed agriculture and projected climatic and weather changes, SSA faces multidimensional challenges in ensuring food and nutrition security as well as preserving its ecosystems. In this regard, climate-smart agriculture (CSA) can play an important role in addressing the interlinked challenges of food security and climate change. CSA practices aim to […]
Cross-posted from ccafs.cgiar.org Better management of agricultural risk today can help farming systems adapt to increased weather and climate extremes in the future. More extreme floods, storms and drought. Increased outbreaks of pests and disease. And even more uncertainty about what the growing season will bring. Climate change will likely heighten these risks to agriculture, […]
By Cecilia Schubert, CCAFS
Plans to expand road networks in the Democratic Republic of Congo are threatening forest cover in the country with losses in biological carbon stock and biodiversity as immediate consequences. This reveals a recently released article that have developed a land use model to assess the environmental impacts of existing plans for road development in the country.
Cross-post from CCAFS blog
Arame Tall, climate-service scientists working with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) while located at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), is here providing a report back from a recently held US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, and a special high-level session entitled “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate” at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
A comprehensive analysis The first of three books in IFPRI’s climate change in Africa series, West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing 11 of the countries that make up West Africa — Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo […]