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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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CGAIR Shares Latest Findings on Alternate Wetting and Drying Rice Management System- Oryza

CGAIR Shares Latest Findings on Alternate Wetting and Drying Rice Management System- Oryza | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
The CGAIR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security this month released a report on alternate wetting and drying in irrigated rice.   Key messages  
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The CGAIR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security this month released a report on alternate wetting and drying in irrigated rice. 
 
Key messages
 
Alternate wetting and drying (AWD) is a rice management practice that reduces water use by up to 30% and can save farmers money on irrigation and pumping costs.
 
AWD reduces methane emissions by 48% without reducing yield.
 
Efficient nitrogen use and application of organic inputs to dry soil can further reduce emissions.
 
Incentives for adoption of AWD are higher when farmers pay for pump irrigation. - See more at: http://oryza.com/news/research-development/cgair-shares-latest-findings-alternate-wetting-and-drying-rice-management#sthash.fRiYA8L1.dpuf

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Making the case: why social learning is valuable for climate change decision-making - Eldis Communities blog

Making the case: why social learning is valuable for climate change decision-making - Eldis Communities blog | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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"The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), is both working with and investigating the potential impacts of social learning within its research projects. The belief is that by combining farmers' and scientists' knowledge you are able to produce stronger research activities and outputs."


Blog by Cecilia Schubert, Communications Specialist, CCAFS Theme 4

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We all are drivers of (climate) change

We all are drivers of (climate) change | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Climate change impacts on food security are happening now. But will the IPCC report convince decision and policy makers to take the necessary bold actions?
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In her analysis of the IPCC’s findings, Sonja Vermeulen, head of research for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), notes that the growing consensus on the impact of climate change on food security should accelerate the expansion of proven adaptation strategies and new programs. 

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The science is there, what will we do with it? 

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Remember kids, the climate is partially how the French aristocracy got wiped out.  One minature ice age and a few failed wheat harvests later, people were hungry.  Rather than allowing the people to maintain their household wealth, the French aristocracy taxed the peasants heavier in order to pay for their involvement in our American revolution and their wars with the British.  The combination of taxation on the poor, rather than on the rich, coupled with the general lack of food to feed people left things so tense between the peasants and the aristocracy that things eventually broke down, in spite of the controls that the aristocracy had over the peasantry and the middle class.

 

As the rich and the private/public elite take more from the general public, the more unstable their positions become relative to the society, even if they put the mental and physical manacles on the general public.  This is truly becoming a dangerous world for us all.  And it's mostly thanks to the greed and insatiable hunger for wealth and relative power that has taken over the rich and the powerful.  No sense of reality; no sense of self-interest.  All actions aimed at their own self-destruction.

 

Silly brains.

 

Think about it.

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El cambio del clima amenaza los alimentos - Mercado

El cambio del clima amenaza los alimentos - Mercado | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
La agricultura es extremadamente vulnerable al cambio climático. Se prevé que el aumento de las temperaturas disminuya el rendimiento de los cultivos de cereales y promueva la proliferación de malezas y plagas en todo el mundo.
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El CIMMYT trabaja en colaboración con su centro hermano, el CCAFS (Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria)  para encontrar una solución a los problemas derivados del cambio climático a los que se enfrentan los agricultores del mundo en desarrollo.

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Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead - WGBH News

Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead - WGBH News | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
The planet's top experts on global warming released their latest predictions this week for how rising temperatures will change our lives, and in
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"In one area of Senegal, for instance, farmers are now getting more accurate weather forecasts, delivered via cellphones. Andy Jarvis, of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, says these forecasts are vitally important, because farmers want to plant their crops just as the rains start, and the true start of the rainy season can't be easily predicted."


Andy Jarvis is Theme Leader for the Research Program for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). All inforgraphics and projects referred to is by CCAFS.

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Is more hunger and malnutrition inevitable? Not necessarily - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Is more hunger and malnutrition inevitable? Not necessarily - Thomson Reuters Foundation | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Investment in agricultural innovation could help avert a coming climate-induced food crisis
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Research is also looking into better farming practices.  The UK’s Department for International Development is helping to fund work by CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) to advance EverGreen Agriculture — the integration of trees into crop and livestock systems.

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In Senegal, climate services help farmers take decisions | GFCS

In Senegal, climate services help farmers take decisions | GFCS | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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The Senegal meteorological service (ANCIM) has joined forces with the CGIAR program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) to bring this information directly to farmers such as Papa Samba and Alimou. “We are able to select the right seeds for the season,” they both agree.

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Proponen acciones en seguridad alimentaria | El Economista

Proponen acciones en seguridad alimentaria | El Economista | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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Es por eso que a fines de la semana pasada en Londres se realizó una reunión del Programa de Investigación sobre Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS, por sus siglas en inglés), el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (IFAD), el Banco Mundial, la Unidad Internacional de Sostenibilidad, la consultora global de riesgo Willis y el Departamento para Desarrollo Internacional del Reino Unido.

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Africa: Taking Action to Deliver Agriculture Growth, Jobs and Food Security in the Face of Climate Change - allAfrica

Africa: Taking Action to Deliver Agriculture Growth, Jobs and Food Security in the Face of Climate Change - allAfrica | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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The meeting, which is organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank, global risk adviser Willis, the International Sustainability Unit, and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID), will focus on the implications of the new IPCC report. 

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Taking action to deliver agriculture growth, jobs, food security in face of climate change - Phys.org

Taking action to deliver agriculture growth, jobs, food security in face of climate change - Phys.org | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
The influential Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released this week, concluded that climate change is already damaging food production and increasing food prices, and will have further impacts in the future. Responding to this, representatives from the research community, civil ...
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The meeting, which is organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank, global risk adviser Willis, the International Sustainability Unit, and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID), will focus on the implications of the new IPCC report. 

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Can our agriculture tackle climate change? - The Hindu Business Line

Can our agriculture tackle climate change? - The Hindu Business Line | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
The latest report of the inter-governmental panel points to the impact of extreme weather events on farming in India
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Pramod Aggarwal currently leads the South Asia Regional Program for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). He was an author for the IPCC 4th Assessment Report and a reviewer for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.

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Global institutions call for building resilience to climate change - China.org.cn

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Representatives from the research community, civil society, farmers organisations and private sector gathered in London on Thursday, to identify actions the world must take to deliver agriculture growth, jobs and food security in the face of climate change.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released earlier this week, concluded that climate change is already damaging food production and increasing food prices, and will have further impacts in the future.

Responding to this, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank, global risk adviser Willis, the International Sustainability Unit, and the British Department for International Development (DFID) organized this high-level discussion.

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¿Qué le traerá el calentamiento global a Colombia? - El Espectador

¿Qué le traerá el calentamiento global a Colombia? - El Espectador | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
El clima de Medellín se parecerá al de Cali y en Cartagena se sentirá un calor nunca antes registrado. Aunque los cultivos se verán en peligro, el país podrá adaptarse.
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 Líder del programa Decisión y Análisis de Políticas del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) y líder del programa de Investigación en Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS).

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América Latina y la seguridad alimentaria mundial-Foodnewslatam.com

América Latina y la seguridad alimentaria mundial-Foodnewslatam.com | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Noticias empresariales de la industria alimentaria en América Latina. Innovaciones de los fabricantes de aditivos alimentarios. Procesos y tecnología alimentaria.
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En el marco de WLE, los investigadores del CIAT están apoyando el desarrollo de sistemas innovadores para preservar los flujos de agua en la región andina, así como de África oriental y meridional. 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.

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CCAFS Event on Agriculture and food security in response to the latest IPCC report - Acclimatise Network

CCAFS Event on Agriculture and food security in response to the latest IPCC report - Acclimatise Network | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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One of headline messages coming out of the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was that without action, climate change is set to have significantimpacts on the world’s ability to feed itself. In light of this I was particularly interested to attend an event organised by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the aim of which was to identify actions the world must take to help farmers adapt to climate change and help deliver a more food-secure and prosperous world.

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Climate change a problem today - not tomorrow - for food security, experts say - Trust.org

Climate change a problem today - not tomorrow - for food security, experts say - Trust.org | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
But powerful interests continue to trump evidence and slow action on curbing global climate change, researchers say
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"LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate change has already had a powerful negative effect on agriculture and food security for the world’s most vulnerable, and that impact will get worse, according to agricultural experts responding to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report at a conference in London.

 

Pramod Aggrawal, an IPCC author and reviewer, said scientific data on agriculture over the last three decades shows that “indeed some impacts (are) already happening in terms of food security. It’s not a problem of the future anymore.”"

 

Pramod Aggrawal leads the South Asia Regional Program for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

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Post-IPCC, we have missed the glimmers of hope on the ground - The Guardian

Post-IPCC, we have missed the glimmers of hope on the ground - The Guardian | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
When it comes to climate change and food security, we're accustomed to bad news. But there are a few good stories, too
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Last week, development agency experts gathered in London to examine the impacts of climate change on food systems, as projected by the latest IPCC Working Group II report. The event, organised by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), a research consortium, honed in on a CCAFS paper that summarised what the IPCC report had to say.

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Le changement climatique, une menace croissante à la production agricole - La Voix de l'Amérique

Le changement climatique, une menace croissante à la production agricole - La Voix de l'Amérique | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Le problème de la sécurité alimentaire n’est pas un problème de l’avenir, mais déjà du présent, dit Michel Mordasini, vice-président du Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA).
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Or, dans le monde en développement, la production agricole est assurée par quelques 500 millions de petites exploitations, qui à elles seules sont responsables de jusqu'à 80 % de la production alimentaire, rappelle M. Mordasini. D’où l’urgence d’investir rapidement dans des solutions pratiques pour renforcer leur résilience, explique le  vice-président du FIDA.

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Adaptation au changement climatique: Les bonnes pratiques enseignées à Ouahigouya - aouaga.com

Adaptation au changement climatique: Les bonnes pratiques enseignées à Ouahigouya - aouaga.com | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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 Initiées par l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) avec la collaboration technique de l’Institut de l’environnement et de recherches agricoles (INERA) et le soutien financier du programme sur le changement climatique, l’agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire (CCAFS), ces journées sont une tribune d’échanges et de renforcement des savoirs et savoir-faire locaux dans le but de s’adapter aux aléas de la nature. 

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Climate change will reduce crop yields sooner than we thought - Manitoba Co-operator

Climate change will reduce crop yields sooner than we thought - Manitoba Co-operator | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
A study led by the University of Leeds has shown that global warming of only 2 C will be detrimental to crops in temperate and tropical regions, with reduced yields from the 2030s onwards. Professo...
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The study was financially supported by the NERC EQUIP program and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), with the financial assistance of the European Union, Canadian International Development Agency, World Bank, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Danida.

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Donors should compensate farmers for sustainable soil practices — scientist | International Development News

Donors should compensate farmers for sustainable soil practices — scientist | International Development News | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security East Africa works with communities in lower Nyando to manage climate risk by employing mitigation interventions such as agro-forestry, land and water management.

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Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead - GPB News

Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead - GPB News | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Climate change will likely hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger. But those calamities may not be inevitable, according to a group of international agriculture researchers.
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"International donors, including the World Bank, are now pouring money into research on "climate smart agriculture." They're trying out specific innovations among farmers in 15 "climate smart villages" that have been identified in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

In one area of Senegal, for instance, farmers are now getting more accurate weather forecasts, delivered via cellphones. Andy Jarvis, of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, says these forecasts are vitally important, because farmers want to plant their crops just as the rains start, and the true start of the rainy season can't be easily predicted."


Andy Jarvis is a Theme Leader for the Research Program for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

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¿Cuáles son los efectos del cambio climático en Colombia? - El Pais

¿Cuáles son los efectos del cambio climático en Colombia? - El Pais | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
La temperatura en Colombia ha aumentado 0.6 grados. Los cultivos de café se han perjudicado. Veranos e inviernos serán más intensos. Tras el discurso del cambio climático, sin embargo, se ocultaría un interés político.
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Andy Jarvis nació en Inglaterra, “el país que se inventó el cambio climático con la revolución industrial”. Lleva 14 años viviendo en Cali y es el líder del programa Decisión y Análisis de Políticas del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical – Ciat - y del programa de Investigación en Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria.

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Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead - NPR.org

Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead - NPR.org | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Climate change will likely hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger. But those calamities may not be inevitable, according to a group of international agriculture researchers.
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The planet's top experts on global warming released their latest predictions this week for how rising temperatures will change our lives, and in particular, what they mean for the production of food.

 

The report, sadly, is massive and excruciatingly hard to digest. Our hats go off to the good folks at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), who summarized it with easy-to-read infographics on what to expect over the next several decades.

 

The bottom line: Climate change probably will hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger, especially in the tropics.

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/04/03/298333482/farmers-need-to-get-climate-smart-to-prep-for-whats-ahead

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The bottom line: Climate change probably will hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger, especially in the tropics.

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Global institutions call for building resilience to climate change - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Global institutions call for building resilience to climate change - Xinhua | English.news.cn | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
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Responding to the IPCC Report, the CGIAR Research Program Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank, global risk adviser Willis, the International Sustainability Unit, and the British Department for International Development (DFID) organized a high-level discussion on what actions can be taken.

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