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Research/Africa: Integrating climate change into agricultural research for development in Africa

Research/Africa: Integrating climate change into agricultural research for development in Africa | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

African agriculture faces the dual challenge of being vulnerable to climate change and largely underfunded. This briefing, commissioned by the European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development (EIARD), discusses the need to integrate climate change into agricultural research for development, taking into account the synergies and trade-offs of adapting to and mitigating climate change while also boosting food security. This will demand a more strategic and coordinated approach that reflects African realities, responds to African priorities for adaptation and development, and makes the best use of limited resources.

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South Africa: South Africa's farmers struggle to cope with changing climate - AlertNet

South Africa: South Africa's farmers struggle to cope with changing climate - AlertNet | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

The dun maize fields at Vusi Mlozi’s farm in Sopisfonteng, in South Africa’s Senekal district, offer a possible warning about the future of agriculture in the country.  Spread over a vast 30 hectares, the farm is baked by a scorching sun and starved of water, the plants parched and nearly dead. A severe drought in central South African has rendered reservoirs temporarily unusable, devastated farm fields and made drinking water scarce.

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Event/South Africa: Plan farms for climate change: Minister

Event/South Africa: Plan farms for climate change: Minister | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Adapting agriculture in Africa to accommodate drastic climate changes will reap benefits for future food security and the poor, International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

"Food security is important to Africa's economy as it impacts heavily on a country's poverty alleviation and sustainable development plans," she said at an African ministerial meeting on climate change in Johannesburg.

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