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December 27, 2018Knowledge Portal
The time is ripe for climate adaptation in agriculture

This blog argues that adaptation efforts fall short of those who need them the most: the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Crops are already being lost by pests and invasive species. This is getting worse due to climate change, by impacting the biology, distribution and outbreaks potential of pests and invasive species across land uses and landscapes. »

December 20, 2018Knowledge Portal
Equity, empowerment and gender relations: A literature review of special relevance for climate-smart agriculture programming

This brief summarizes the results of a literature review on equity, empowerment and gender relations for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) programming. A wider and more equitable gender sensitivity is now seen amongst policy makers and local government, with a corresponding enhanced and out-scaled uptake on CSA. »

November 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Scaling up climate-smart agriculture through the Africa Climate Business Plan

This report assesses the policy framework for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) implementation and progress in CSA technology adoption for Africa under the Africa Climate Business Plan (ACBP). African countries scored low on the CSA Policy Indicators. Countries adopted a range of context-specific climate-smart technologies and practices to meet their climate change and food security goals. »

October 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
A framework for priority-setting in climate smart agriculture research

This article proposes a framework for prioritising agricultural research investment across scales and reviews different approaches to setting priorities among agricultural research projects. A mix of actions that span spatial and temporal time scales is needed to ensure climate-smart agriculture research effectiveness. »

September 20, 2018Knowledge Portal
Scaling up agricultural interventions: Case studies of climate-smart agriculture

This paper addresses the advantages and disadvantages of specific approaches that hold out promise for scaling up climate-smart agriculture (CSA). If CSA is meaningfully to address the development challenges posed by climate change effective approaches will be needed to scale up research findings. »

Seven awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership
September 12, 2018News
Seven awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership

Seven proposals are awarded under the Senior Expert Programme within the framework of the NL–CGIAR strategic partnership. The seven senior researchers, affiliated with Dutch research institutions, will receive extra funding to spend more time on research and research management in large CGIAR programmes and platforms. »