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Knowledge to adapt / Towards a food secure world / Blogs - The Broker

Knowledge to adapt / Towards a food secure world / Blogs - The Broker | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
New actors in the food security debate are communication specialists and software developers who are necessary for innovative ways to ensure that information reaches farmers and villages, says Bruce Campbell.
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Emergency Food Aid Amid Climate Change | The Energy Collective

Emergency Food Aid Amid Climate Change | The Energy Collective | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

"Globally, two of the top four producers of greenhouse gas emissions are the agriculture and transportation sectors, and both are associated with food aid. With this in mind, energy and climate pundits are being challenged to research and grapple with the link between emergency food aid and climate change."

 

The article cites a CCAFS press release which states that by 2050, climate change could negatively impact yields of wheat, rice, and corn in developing countries.

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How one Vietnamese farming village is adapting to climate change | South China Morning Post

How one Vietnamese farming village is adapting to climate change | South China Morning Post | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

Vietnam has been feeling the brunt of various climate risks. People in Ma Village, in Yen Bai district, northern Vietnam, experience this first-hand with the recent bouts of cold ​spells, record high temperature increases, and heavy rains that have been affecting their agriculture and livelihoods.

In the article, Christian Larson provided an engaging narrative of the travails of Ma villagers amid these climate extremes. More importantly, the article features various ways by which the villagers confront these problems through climate forecasting, using climate-resilient crops, soil analysis to improve soil health, and proper timing of planting to avert possible crop damage due to severe cold or heavy rains.

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Using technology and women's rights to survive climate change in Southeast Asia | Newsweek

Everything from women's rights to satellites is being used by Mekong locals to address intense dry seasons, wetter monsoons and rising sea levels—all signs of devastating climate change.
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The El Nino-induced drought episodes experienced recently by some Southeast Asian countries underscore the importance of combined use of modern and age-old technologies that would help particularly smallholder farmers adapt to climate change impacts. This article in Newsweek features adaptation technologies that were developed by research centers under the CGIAR fold, and which are being promoted in the region, particularly Cambodia and Vietnam. It discusses satellite monitoring to improve water use, use of wastewater in growing plants, community fish refuge ponds, climate-smart rice varieties, and rice crop manager which is a mobile application that provides advisories on fertilizer and crop management. The author also emphasized the inclusion of women in all farm activities in recognition of their crucial role in helping the industry better cope and prosper amid the many climate challenges. 

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Africa: Food Crop Breeding Programmes Outpaced by Climate Change | AllAfrica

The current pipeline for breeding climate-ready maize varieties is not keeping pace with the rate of climate change, according to a new study by Andy Challinor from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, and researchers from Leeds, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Maize and Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

 

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Food security and carbon hoofprints | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Food security and carbon hoofprints | Thomson Reuters Foundation | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

The article features the Agricultural Synergies Project that is carried out by CIAT and supported by CCAFS. The project aims at producing guidance on how to improve agricultural production in developing countries, including Rwanda, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Senegal's farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones | Business Insider

CCAFS scientists collaborated with the Senegalese National Meteorological Agency to develop downscaled climate information services and enhance the capacity of partners who are tasked to communicate climate information to farmers.

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Climate-Proofing Agriculture Must Take Centre Stage in African Policy | Inter Press Service

Climate-Proofing Agriculture Must Take Centre Stage in African Policy | Inter Press Service | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

Food security and agricultural development policies in Africa will wail if they are not climate-smart, according to a recent article on IPS News. The author mentions a few successful intiatives, including the CCAFS climate information services in Senegal project.

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Senegal's farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones | Planet Ark

Seasonal rainfall forecasts can help farmers adapt to climate change and improve their resilience to climate shocks. CCAFS and ANACIM developed climate information services that are relevant to farmers on a broad scale.

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Senegal's farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones | Daily Mail Online

Seasonal rainfall forecasts can help farmers adapt to climate change and improve their resilience to climate shocks. CCAFS and ANACIM developed climate information services that are relevant to farmers on a broad scale.

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Senegal's farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones | Thomson Reuters Foundation News

Senegal's farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones | Thomson Reuters Foundation News | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

Seasonal rainfall forecasts can help farmers adapt to climate change and improve their resilience to climate shocks. CCAFS and ANACIM developed climate information services that are relevant to farmers on a broad scale.

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Ocean health critical for food security, say Pacific Community | ABC News

Moses Amos, the director of the fisheries, aquaculture and marine ecosystems division of SPC (Pacific Community), talks about the new booklet by CCAFS and partners on climate change and food systems in the Pacific.

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Experts call for local greenhouse gas emissions data | SciDev.Net

Experts call for local greenhouse gas emissions data | SciDev.Net | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

At a workshop in Kenya, CCAFS and ILRI scientists expressed the need for region-specific measurements of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate agreement can't be met without emissions reduction target for agriculture, says new study | Bloomberg

In a new research published in Global Change Biology, CCAFS and partners calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must reduce to meet the new climate agreement to limit warming to 2C in 2100.

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Pascal Corbé's curator insight, May 25, 4:12 AM
It is more about the HOW and the TO WHICH EXTENT that is important and reflected in this piece here -- though nothing new in a way!  But nothing new is also that the climate debate, embedded in an UN process, remains to be a case in point for silo thinking -- or, let's be frank, demarcations of interest spheres, where 'climate professionals' often want to make sure no-other professions eat up parts of their donor pie.
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Trees on farms: The missing link in carbon accounting | EurekAlert

Trees on farms: The missing link in carbon accounting | EurekAlert | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

In a global analysis of tree cover on agricultural lands using remote sensing data, leading agroforestry scientists found the total biomass of carbon on agricultural lands to be four times higher than Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change default values, with trees contributing 75% of the biomass carbon.

 

Read more: Climate change mitigation from agroforestry estimated

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Agricultura climáticamente inteligente que mejora la resiliencia de los agricultores y apoya los planes nacionales de reducción de emisiones | Mercados de Medio Ambiente

Agricultura climáticamente inteligente que mejora la resiliencia de los agricultores y apoya los planes nacionales de reducción de emisiones | Mercados de Medio Ambiente | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Change for the better (Cambiar para mejorar) es el título del informe anual publicado por el Programa de Investigación sobre Cambio Climático, Agricultura y
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El arma secreta de Colombia contra el cambio climático | BBC Mundo

El arma secreta de Colombia contra el cambio climático | BBC Mundo | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
Más ingresos, más producción y todo eso con un impacto menor en el cambio climático. Esos logros ya son realidad en una iniciativa pionera en Colombia, impulsada por el Centro de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), y la universidad Universidad del Cauca. La idea es aplicar un nuevo modelo de silvopastoralismo, usando pastos altamente nutritivos en extensiones de bosque, reduciendo al mismo tiempo la desforestación y las emisiones de metano.
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What would a global warming increase of 1.5C be like? | The Guardian

What would a global warming  increase of 1.5C be like? | The Guardian | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

The article discusses the difference between the 1.5-degree goal that was set in Paris last year and the previous treshold of 2-degrees. Bruce Campbell, Director of CCAFS, says that "the extra half-degree could cut corn yields in parts of Africa by half."

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New crop varieties 'can't keep up with global warming' - BBC News

New crop varieties 'can't keep up with global warming' - BBC News | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

The current pipeline for breeding climate-ready maize varieties is not keeping pace with the rate of climate change, according to a new study by Andy Challinor from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, and researchers from Leeds, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Maize and Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

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Senegal's Farmers Adopt New Tool to Boost Harvests - Mobile Phones | AllAfrica

CCAFS scientists collaborated with the Senegalese National Meteorological Agency to develop downscaled climate information services and enhance the capacity of partners who are tasked to communicate climate information to farmers.

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Farmers adapt to climate change | Thomson Reuters Foundation News

The CCAFS climate information services in Senegal project is featured in this Reuters Spotlight page. Read the article: Senegal's farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones

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Living Planet: Text messages help farmers | DW.COM

Living Planet: Text messages help farmers | DW.COM | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

"Senegalese farmers have long used traditional techniques to read the weather and predict rainfall. Now, a new method has been developed: Sending science-based climate information by text message to help farmers boost yields."

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Senegal: Text messages provide weather forecasts for farmers | RFI

Senegal: Text messages provide weather forecasts for farmers | RFI | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

Seasonal rainfall forecasts can help farmers adapt to climate change and improve their resilience to climate shocks. CCAFS and ANACIM developed climate information services that are relevant to farmers on a broad scale.

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How agriculture changes our climate—New primer from Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment | ILRI Clippings

How agriculture changes our climate—New primer from Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment | ILRI Clippings | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

"The following is an unusually sane and well communicated multimedia primer on the sustainability of the global food system. Food Matters, republished here in full with permission, is published by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. It is the first in a series of Environment Reports and is a collaboration between an international group of scientists, writers, and designers to combine incisive narratives about environmental challenges, backed up by cutting-edge data."

 

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Climate change and Pacific food systems: navigating a perfect storm | The Huffington Post

Climate change and Pacific food systems: navigating a perfect storm | The Huffington Post | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

On World Oceans Day, CCAFS and partners launched a new report outlines the most pressing issues facing this region, using vivid infographics and photos to illustrate temperature and rainfall extremes; sea level rise; impacts on food crops, fisheries and aquaculture, and food and nutrition.

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We can't fight climate change without tackling agriculture emissions | CBC News

We can't fight climate change without tackling agriculture emissions | CBC News | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

"Agriculture accounts for 1/3 of global emissions, but better farming practices could change that," according to this article featuring a new research by CCAFS and partners.

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