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January 10, 2019Knowledge Portal
The climate-smart agriculture papers: Investigating the business of a productive, resilient and low emission future

This book shares new data relating to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), with emphasis on experiences in Eastern and Southern Africa to answer key questions on the following five topic areas: (1) Climate impacts; (2) Climate-smart varieties; (3) Farm management; (4) Value chains; and (5) Scaling up. The papers illustrate, among other things, how practitioners can access free online tools,how new varieties of crops or better soil management can help farmers adapt; how information networks or entrepreneurial training can help the spread of promising technologies; how private-sector firms can promote CSA; and how farmer-to-farmer training can help bring CSA to scale. »

June 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Weather data for agriculture

This magazine portrays how various stakeholders in the data value chain are working with and creating agriculture services from weather data while showcasing some of the best practices and the most common challenges in this field. »

April 17, 2018Knowledge Portal
Farming crops with rocks to reduce CO2 and improve global food security

This blog describes a study that suggests that adding fast-reacting silicate rocks to croplands could capture CO2 and give increased protection from pests and diseases while restoring soil structure and fertility. »

April 16, 2018Knowledge Portal
Climate change mitigation beyond agriculture: A review of food system opportunities and implications

This article reviews potential mitigation opportunities across the entire food system, including in pre-production, production, processing, transport, consumption and loss and waste. »

March 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
Inclusion of gender in Africa’s climate change policies and strategies

This article aims at reviewing climate change related policies and strategies in East and West Africa through a gendered lens. The article examined commonality in policies, while recognizing the complexity in the social, economic and ecological systems of each country. »

September 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Sustainable diets for healthy people and a healthy planet

This discussion paper connects the dots between sustainable food systems, dietary patterns, health, nutrition and climate change mitigation. Developing a global food system to deliver healthy diets for a growing population, while reducing the environmental impact and reining in climate change, is one of the greatest global challenges of our time. »