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World Scientists Tackle Food Insecurity - allAfrica

World Scientists Tackle Food Insecurity - allAfrica | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

In their report, the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change proposes specific policy responses to the global challenge of feeding a world confronted by climate change, population growth, poverty, food price spikes, and degraded ecosystems. The report highlights specific opportunities under the mandates of the Rio+20 Earth Summit, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Group of 20 (G20) nations.

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New paper reviews simulations of household models | AgMIP

New paper reviews simulations of household models | AgMIP | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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In order to answer the question of whether current agricultural models are up to the task of assessing agricultural adaptation to climate change and future impacts on food security, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) commissioned a review of farm household modeling. The resulting paper “Farm household models to analyse food security in a changing climate: A review” by M.T. van Wijk and others in the journal Global Food Security has been recently published. 

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Colombia estrecha sus lazos de cooperación con África : AGRO Noticias

Colombia estrecha sus lazos de cooperación con África : AGRO Noticias | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Cali y el Valle del Cauca serán sede de Taller sobre cambio climático que reunirá delegados de Colombia, Kenia, Ghana y Senegal.
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Este convenio es apoyado por El Programa de Investigación en Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS por sus siglas en inglés), que viene trabajando desde hace tres años en regiones de África y Asia, e inició labores en América Latina en el 2013, entablando diálogos con delegados de los gobiernos de los países de la región, organizaciones internacionales, diversas ONG, centros de investigación y universidades.

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CCAFS Calls for Research on Climate Variability - Climate Change Policy & Practice

CCAFS Calls for Research on Climate Variability - Climate Change Policy & Practice | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has published a blog post summarizing the findings of the research paper 'Climate Variability and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Review,' and calling for more research on how climate variability will affect the agricultural sector.
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The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has published a blog post summarizing the findings of the research paper 'Climate Variability and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Review,' and calling for more research on how climate variability will affect the agricultural sector.

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CCAFS, IPRI Workshop Features Gender and Climate Change Research - Climate Change Policy & Practice

CCAFS, IPRI Workshop Features Gender and Climate Change Research - Climate Change Policy & Practice | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Men and women in Kenya and Uganda are adapting to climate change at different speeds, according to preliminary findings presented by researchers at a workshop organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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Men and women in Kenya and Uganda are adapting to climate change at different speeds, according to preliminary findings presented by researchers at a workshop organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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What does a climate-smart farm look like? | Trust.org

What does a climate-smart farm look like? | Trust.org | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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Piece by Cecilia Schubert, Communications Specialist for CCAFS: "Lower Nyando in western Kenya is one of a growing number of climate-smart villages set up in six locations across East Africa by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Here farmers test new practices to cope with climate impacts, while showing others how they too can reap the benefits."

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14 Food Waste Facts That Will Make You Want to Change the World -

14 Food Waste Facts That Will Make You Want to Change the World - | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

FOODBEAST is the premiere food news resource. A one-stop location for food news, culture and entertainment.

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So, why the disparity between food production and consumption in developed versus developing countries?

According to the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), high-income countries tend to waste food at the consumer and retail level, like when we toss out a half-eaten burger or a grocery store unnecessarily throws out “expired” food. On the other hand, developing regions see food lost on the production level due to spoilage, a lack of modern transport and harvesting limitations.


Read more at http://www.foodbeast.com/2014/02/07/14-food-waste-facts-that-will-make-you-want-to-change-the-world/#KWR2ubAK6PadwcB8.99

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¿Cómo ayudar a todo el mundo a aprender a pescar? - Revista Productor Agropecuario

¿Cómo ayudar a todo el mundo a aprender a pescar? - Revista Productor Agropecuario | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
¿Cómo ayudar a todo el mundo a aprender a pescar? América Latina y la seguridad alimentaria mundial
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Del mismo modo, el Programa sobre el Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS), que conduce el CIAT, organizó una visita de intercambio a Senegal en 2013 por una delegación de América Latina interesados en la experiencia pionera del país, con la difusión de los pronósticos climáticos a los agricultores. El próximo mes, una delegación de unos 20 líderes de investigación y políticos de Senegal visitará Colombia para aprender acerca de lo que este país está haciendo para hacer sus cultivos, las cadenas de valor, y smart climático sistemas de producción.

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Sobrevivientes del cambio climático. La Prensa | Laprensa.com

Sobrevivientes del cambio climático. La Prensa | Laprensa.com | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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Este año por ejemplo el control de sombra no se hizo en abril y con el anuncio de que en este ciclo habrá afectación del fenómeno de El Niño, la siembra no iniciará a mediados de mayo como tradicionalmente se hacía. Se retrasará hasta que haya caído suficiente lluvia para garantizar que la humedad del suelo haga germinar la semilla, explica Pérez.

 

En el caso de los más de tres mil productores que participan en el proyecto del que son parte Pérez y Díaz, estas acciones se han desarrollado en base a resultados de investigaciones realizadas por el Programa de Investigación de Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS por sus siglas en inglés).

 

Dicho proyecto lo desarrolla el Grupo Consultivo sobre Investigación Agrícola Internacional (CGIAR) en África, Asia y América Latina, con la meta de asegurar el futuro de los alimentos en el mundo.

 

El caso de Nicaragua es exitoso en la región porque se ha conjugado la investigación con el trabajo de campo a través de una alianza con la Central de Cooperativas Cafetaleras del Norte (Cecocafen) de RL que es la encargada de liderar las acciones de campo, dijo durante una reciente visita de los especialistas del CGIAR al país, Ana María Loboguerrero, directora del programa CCAFS para América Latina.

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Actualites humanitaire et solidarite internationale - Adaptation au changement climatique : le Kenya ouvre la voie | portail- humanitaire.org

Actualites humanitaire et solidarite internationale - Adaptation au changement climatique : le Kenya ouvre la voie | portail- humanitaire.org | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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Il est également crucial d’informer les agriculteurs des conditions climatiques. Dans les communautés pastorales où le bétail meurt lors des périodes de sécheresse, le gouvernement diffuse des informations sur les systèmes de pâturage et la diversification du bétail. Afin d’amortir les chocs, les agriculteurs possèdent des troupeaux plus petits qu’avant et souscrivent des assurances. « Ces politiques devraient, par exemple, garantir un accès à des mécanismes de microcrédit. Nous devons veiller à ce qu’il y ait des mesures de protection sociale destinées au secteur agricole, afin de contrer les effets négatifs du changement climatique », a déclaré à IRIN James Kinyangi, responsable régional du Programme de recherche du CGIAR sur le changement climatique, l’agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire (CCAFS).

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Kenya can lead on climate change adaptation - News - Professional Resources - PreventionWeb.net

Kisumu - Research on the effects of climate change on agricultural productivity and food security in Kenya shows that the country can be a leader in adaptation to a warmer climate
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Communicating vital information about the climate to farmers is also crucial. In pastoralist communities, where livestock have died during droughts, the government is providing information about grazing systems and livestock diversification. Farmers are holding lower stocks, and taking out insurance to mitigate against shocks.

“Such policies should, for instance, ensure people have access to micro-credit facilities. We must ensure there are safety net mechanisms that cushion agriculture against the negative impacts of climate change,” said James Kinyangi, regional programme leader for East Africa of the research programme Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), told IRIN.

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El uso de clima y tiempo de información por diversos organismos, instituciones meteorológicas y agricultores - PanamaOn.com

El uso de clima y tiempo de información por diversos organismos, instituciones meteorológicas y agricultores - PanamaOn.com | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Los científicos y los socios CCAFS han desarrollado herramientas participativas y enfoques que permiten a las organizaciones, como los servicios meteorolgical nacionales, los servicios de asesoramiento agrícola y las ONG, para proporcionar información a un gran número de agricultores, y apoyarlos para interpretar y utilizar la información en la planificación agrícola.
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Los científicos y los socios CCAFS han desarrollado herramientas participativas y enfoques que permiten a las organizaciones, como los servicios meteorolgical nacionales, los servicios de asesoramiento agrícola y las ONG, para proporcionar información a un gran número de agricultores, y apoyarlos para interpretar y utilizar la información en la planificación agrícola.
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Visite d'echange Senegal-Colombie | Humanitarian News

Visite d'echange Senegal-Colombie | Humanitarian News | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Une première visite d’échanges Sud-Sud de la Colombie/Honduras au Sénégal a été organisée et effectuée en septembre 2013. Son principal objectif était d’assurer un apprentissage mutuel concernant les processus d’adaptation dans le secteur agricole et, partant, de faire face aux risques engendrés par les phénomènes climatiques par le truchement de nouvelles idées et initiatives de collaboration.
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Dans le cadre de cette visite d’échanges, une délégation d’Amérique latine (comprenant des chercheurs du CIAT et du CCAFS, des experts en météorologie, des employés de l’Institut météorologique de Colombie, des directeurs d’associations nationales de producteurs de riz et de céréales, et un représentant du Ministère de l’Agriculture du Honduras) a visité Dakar et Kaffrine.

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Se destacan resultados de la agricultura de conservación-precisión en visita de funcionarios de Estados Unidos y Australia - PanamaOn.com

Se destacan resultados de la agricultura de conservación-precisión en visita de funcionarios de Estados Unidos y Australia - PanamaOn.com | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Un grupo de funcionarios de la Universidad Estatal de Colorado, Estados Unidos, y de la Universidad de Adelaide, Australia, visitaron el Instituto Borlaug para el Sur de Asia BISA, en Ludhiana, Punjab, el 10 de marzo. Los temas centrales de la visita fueron los avances en agricultura de precisión, agricultura de conservación AC y cambio climático.
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M.L. Jat, agrónomo sénior especialista en sistemas de producción del CIMMYT y coordinador del Programa de Investigación del CGIAR Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS) en el Sur de Asia, dijo que las tecnologías de la AC ya se aplican en varios sistemas de producción con diferentes condiciones climáticas. 

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Gobernador (e) del Valle presidió Taller sobre Cambio Climático en Cali - YouTube

Santiago de Cali, 21 de julio de 2013. El gobernador (e) del Valle del Cauca, Javier Fernández Botero presidió el acto de instalación del Taller sobre Cambio...
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New photo story and more, on CCAFS climate smart villages - UNCCD

New photo story and more, on CCAFS climate smart villages - UNCCD | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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As part of their climate smart village activities, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is working with local partners and a local youth group to manage the challenges of an increasingly variable rain, as well as degraded land and decreasing land sizes.

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Coral reef restoration can save lives, livelihoods - IRIN News

Coral reef restoration can save lives, livelihoods - IRIN News | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
A new report suggests that preserving and restoring coral reefs may be one of the cheapest and most effective ways to mitigate coastal erosion and flooding.
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In such areas, the government needs to draft laws and work concertedly with other nations to protect the coastlines from further degradation, John Recha, a programme specialist with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), told IRIN.

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Sobrevivientes del cambio climático - La Prensa

Sobrevivientes del cambio climático - La Prensa | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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En el caso de los más de tres mil productores que participan en el proyecto del que son parte Pérez y Díaz, estas acciones se han desarrollado en base a resultados de investigaciones realizadas por el Programa de Investigación de Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS por sus siglas en inglés).

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Atlas of African agriculture research & development - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Atlas of African agriculture research & development - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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The work of agricultural researchers and development workers in Africa has the potential to significantly improve the lives of the poor. But that potential can only be realized with easy access to high-quality data and information. The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development highlights the ubiquitous role of smallholder agriculture in Africa; the many factors shaping the location, nature, and performance of agricultural enterprises; and the strong interdependencies among farming, natural-resource stocks and flows, and the well-being of the poor. This work was supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

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Intercambio de saberes entre indígenas y africanos - Cali - El Tiempo

Intercambio de saberes entre indígenas y africanos - Cali - El Tiempo | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

"Hasta el resguardo de Puracé arribó una delegación de 18 senegaleses interesados en los cultivos. Sin importar el idioma y la cosmovisión de las dos" photo: Gates Foundation 

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 Este intercambio de saberes hace parte del Programa de Investigación en Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS) liderado por el Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT).

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CCAFS, IPRI Workshop Features Gender and Climate Change Research - Climate Change Policy & Practice | http://climate-l.iisd.org/

CCAFS, IPRI Workshop Features Gender and Climate Change Research - Climate Change Policy & Practice | http://climate-l.iisd.org/ | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Men and women in Kenya and Uganda are adapting to climate change at different speeds, according to preliminary findings presented by researchers at a workshop organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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Men and women in Kenya and Uganda are adapting to climate change at different speeds, according to preliminary findings presented by researchers at a workshop organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

 

The event, titled ‘What's the Fuss about Gender? Workshop on exploring new evidence and implications for policy and development,' showcased research on gender in the context of climate change.

 

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Kenya can lead on climate change adaptation

Kenya can lead on climate change adaptation | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

Research on the effects of climate change on agricultural productivity and food security in Kenya shows that the country can be a leader in adaptation to a warmer climate.

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“Such policies should, for instance, ensure people have access to micro-credit facilities. We must ensure there are safety net mechanisms that cushion agriculture against the negative impacts of climate change,” said James Kinyangi, regional programme leader for East Africa of the research programme Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), told IRIN.

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10 things you need to know about the global food system - Guardian.com

10 things you need to know about the global food system - Guardian.com | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
There is enough food for everyone on the planet to lead a healthy and nutritious life, but the global food supply is deeply inequitable
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Guardian article references CCAFS Big Fact: Ariculture is responsible for 75% of deforestation worldwide, and is the largest contributor of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions.


http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts2014/#theme=food-emissions

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Column: Agriculture must get climate smart - The Financial Express

Column: Agriculture must get climate smart - The Financial Express

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Opinion piece by P K Joshi, Director of International Food Research Institute , South Asia and Pramod Aggarwal, Regional Leader of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, South Asia.

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Delegación africana estará de visita en Santander de Quilichao, también irá a Puracé y Buga, Valle del Cauca - Proclama

Delegación africana estará de visita en Santander de Quilichao, también irá a Puracé y Buga, Valle del Cauca - Proclama | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Con el fin de conocer los retos actuales que el país enfrenta en relación con el cambio climático y sus impactos en el sector agrícola y las comunidades rurales, representantes de la Asamblea Nacional, el Ministerio de Agricultura, la Prefectura de Kaffrine y otras importantes instituciones senegalesas realizan una visita a Colombia desde hoy hasta…
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Por ello, como parte de las actividades del convenio ‘Clima y Sector Agropecuario Colombiano’, el Programa de Investigación en Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS) del CIAT cursó la invitación. A esta hora la delegación senegalesa se encuentra en Bogotá y continuará a Cali y Popayán compartiendo con instituciones como el IDEAM, Fenalce, Fedearroz, y comunidades locales, que se beneficiarán de la experiencia de Senegal en manejo de pronósticos climáticos y cómo socializar esta información a nivel de los pequeños agricultores.

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Sustainable Agricultural Land Management is Paying off for Kenyan Farmers | Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Blog

Sustainable Agricultural Land Management is Paying off for Kenyan Farmers | Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Blog | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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EcoAgriculture Partners, in partnership with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), has conducted research with this project since 2010 to improve the viability of the carbon project and its benefits for the rural poor in western Kenya.

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