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September 3, 2018Knowledge Portal
Building a resilient and sustainable agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

This book is a collection of papers related to a better understanding of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and to the best policy options for enhancing its resilience and sustainability. It offers technical analyses, policy recommendations and an overview of success stories for agricultural sustainability. »

August 13, 2018Knowledge Portal
Impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture: Synthesis of current knowledge, adaptation and mitigation options

This report by FAO  offers an overview of the implications of climate change for fisheries and aquaculture, and for the millions of people who depend on these sectors for their livelihoods,
this publication maps out solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation around the globe.  »

August 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
Facilitating change for climate-smart agriculture through science-policy engagement

This paper aims to answer the question: in the context of achieving climate change and food security goals, what are the success factors for science-policy engagement in agricultural research for development (AR4D) in relation to climate-smart agriculture (CSA), to inform policies and realize development outcomes. »

The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food
July 6, 2018Study
The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food
Theme: Food Systems Approach

A food systems approach (FSA) is a useful interdisciplinary conceptual framework for research and policy aimed at sustainable solutions for the sufficient supply of healthy food. A new report about this approach, entitled “The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food”, was recently published by Wageningen Economic Research (WEcR) and commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. »

April 25, 2018Knowledge Portal
Farmers’ perspectives: Impact of climate change on African indigenous vegetable production in Kenya

This study aims to understand farmers’ perceptions of how the climate is changing is vital to anticipating its impacts. Famers were aware of the moderate effect of climate on AIVs. The current volatility in rainfall patterns has made it difficult for farmers to plan their cropping calendare to suit the changes. »

February 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
Youth involvement in agribusiness: Examples from Africa

This blog by The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) suggests that agribusiness can provide jobs for young people and help African countries achieve development goals. The blog highlights several successful youth-owned agribusinesses examples. It also builds on this online discussion: Engaging African Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate, a platform to discuss critical issues facing African youths. »