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February 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
What roles could private actors play in agricultural adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa?

This discussion brief examines the role of private actors in publicly funded agricultural adaptation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, identifying different types of involvement. The goal is to provide a foundation for exploring ways to expand the role of private actors, and to identify ways in which public climate finance could be used to catalyze and scale up private investment in the sector. »

January 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agriculture and climate change

This issue covers the topic climate change. Agriculture has been one of the most complex topics in climate negotiations. Agriculture is a major contributing factor to climate change; at the same time, it is one of the areas most affected by climate change, which is jeopardizing global food security. »

January 9, 2018Knowledge Portal
Beyond striga management: Learning videos enhanced farmers’ knowledge on climate-smart agriculture in Mali

This article assesses the climate smart agricultural practices triggered by learning videos on integrated striga management, soil fertility and cost-benefit evaluation practices. »

January 3, 2018Knowledge Portal
Food from the oceans

This report gives scientific advice on how more food and biomass can be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits. »

December 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
Why promote improved fallows as a climate-smart agroforestry technology in Sub-Saharan Africa?

This review provides an overview of how improved fallows (an agroforestry technology consisting of planting mainly legume tree/shrub species in rotation with cultivated crops) may achieve the goals of climate-smart agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.  »

December 12, 2017Knowledge Portal
System of crop intensification for more productive, resource-conserving, climate-resilient, and sustainable agriculture: experience with diverse crops in varying agroecologies

This article reviews what is becoming known about various farmer-centred innovations for agroecological crop management that can contribute to agricultural sustainability. These changes represent the emerging system of crop intensification, which is being increasingly applied in Asian, African, and Latin American countries.  »