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August 16, 2017Knowledge Portal
Addressing gender in agricultural research for development in the face of a changing climate: where are we and where should we be going?

This article reflects on key findings from integrated quantitative and qualitative analyses at the nexus of gender, agricultural development, and climate change. The results highlights significant and nuanced gender differences in adaptive capacity of individuals and communities to respond to climate change. »

August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Seven ways seed systems help the world’s poor

This blog explains different ways how effective seed systems help the world’s poor. An effective seed system can help mitigate the impact of pressures due to climate change by helping smallholder farmers access quality materials that increase crop yields and are responsive to the challenges they face in their fields. »

August 3, 2017Knowledge Portal
Pastoralist societies in flux: A conceptual framework analysis of herding and land use among the Mukugodo Maasai of Kenya

This article illustrates the relationship between globalization and apparent transformations in pastoralist behavior in recent years. The paper focuses specifically on the links among climate, land use, and herding in rural northern Kenya. »

July 10, 2017Knowledge Portal
Sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition

This report analyzes the diverse, direct and indirect, contributions of forests and trees to food security and nutrition (FNS). This contribution happens through four main channels: direct provision of food; provision of energy, especially for cooking; income generation and employment; and provision of ecosystem services that are essential for FNS, human health and well-being. »

July 3, 2017Knowledge Portal
Agricultural innovation and adaptation to climate change: Empirical evidence from diverse agro-ecologies in South Asia

This article generates empirical evidence on emerging agricultural innovations in contrasting socio-economic, geographical and agro-ecological contexts. The study demonstrates that several farm practices (innovations) have emerged in response to multiple drivers over time, with various forms of institutional and policy support, including incentives to reduce risks in the adoption of innovative practice. »

Vacancy at IFAD, Lead Technical Specialist in Rome
June 28, 2017News
Vacancy at IFAD, Lead Technical Specialist in Rome

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is looking for a Lead Technical Specialist – Environment & Climate Finance to be based in Rome, Italy for a duration of three years. Deadline for applications is July 9, 2017. »