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Food for Thought: Tackling child malnutrition to unlock potential and boost prosperity | Save the Children

Food for Thought: Tackling child malnutrition to unlock potential and boost prosperity | Save the Children | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Tackling child malnutrition to unlock potential and boost prosperity

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Study Finds 79 Percent Increase in Crop Yields Using Sustainable Agriculture

Study Finds 79 Percent Increase in Crop Yields Using Sustainable Agriculture | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
In another blow to the fading promises of industrial monoculture and biotech spokesmen, a recent study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology finds that sustainable agriculture increased yields by an average of 79% over four years.

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ddrrnt's curator insight, July 3, 2013 5:54 AM

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:00 PM

Are you listening food-industrial complex?

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Ten principles for a landscape approach to reconciling agriculture, conservation, and other competing land uses | CIFOR

Ten principles for a landscape approach to reconciling agriculture, conservation, and other competing land uses | CIFOR | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Global comparative forest research on climate change, adaptation, production forests, indigenous groups, REDD, dry forests,food security, illegal logging, deforestation, small holder and community groups, forest governance, trade and conservation,...
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Ending poverty includes tackling climate change

Ending poverty includes tackling climate change | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
climate change are linked. We have powerful new evidence that even if climate change falls short of the much-discussed 4°C warmer world, we could witness the

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Adapting to climate change despite uncertainty - New Agriculturist

Adapting to climate change despite uncertainty - New Agriculturist | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it

A new report from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) urges farmers, governments and donors to embrace adaptation strategies despite a lack of certainty in climate predictions.


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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, June 26, 2013 12:12 PM

A new report from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) urges farmers, governments and donors to embrace adaptation strategies despite a lack of certainty in climate predictions.

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FAO - News Article: Scaling up conservation agriculture in Zambia

FAO - News Article: Scaling up conservation agriculture in Zambia | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
RT @Claire_vdKleij: FAO Scaling up conservation agriculture in Zambia http://t.co/EgAnpYZVqY
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FAO - News Article: Scaling up conservation agriculture in Zambia

FAO - News Article: Scaling up conservation agriculture in Zambia | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
RT @BioversityLib: FAO - News Article: Scaling up conservation agriculture in Zambia http://t.co/8Dn1jhPkDf
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New approaches in adaptin agriculture to climate change - Coastweek

New approaches in adaptin agriculture to climate change - Coastweek | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Coastweek Online,Kenya Coast news,Mombasa Information,Kenya Safari,Kilindini Shipping,Mombasa Shipping,Kenya Shipping

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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:30 AM

According to a study from CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), in Kenya for example, rain-fed agriculture contributes more than one-quarter of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Photo: N. Palmer (CIAT)

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Global Food Security: Challenges for the Food and Agricultural System. OECD

Global Food Security: Challenges for the Food and Agricultural System.  OECD | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
This study is concerned with how changes to the world’s food and agriculture system can contribute to improvements in global food security. It takes stoc

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IFC to reach 1 million farmers in Africa by 2018 through sustainable agribusiness

IFC to reach 1 million farmers in Africa by 2018 through sustainable agribusiness | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, aims to reach one million smallholder farmers in Africa by promoting sustainable agriculture and agribusiness practices, a goal it today while hosting a conference in Nairobi which brought together the private...

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East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, August 22, 2013 4:08 AM

This is timely intervention,hope that the continent will be food secure in future.

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Reporting Climate Change and Rural Development - IPS Inter Press ...

Reporting Climate Change and Rural Development - IPS Inter Press ... | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
JAKARTA – Putting climate change in the context of rural agriculture. Packaging and selling story ideas to editors. Translating policy into stories that affect daily lives. Discussing the need for better understanding of climate ...
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Climate Change and a Global Carbon Market | The Energy Collective

Climate Change and a Global Carbon Market | The Energy Collective | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
At the very end of May Carbon Expo was held in Barcelona. There were quite a few exhibitors at the Expo hoping for life in the project mechanism market of the current “global carbon market.”

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Vision 20:2020, MDGs Threatened By Climate Change - World Bank

Vision 20:2020, MDGs Threatened By Climate Change - World Bank | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Nigeria has to address its climate change challenges if it will achieve its Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, and Vision 20:20:20, the World Bank yesterday said. World Bank Country Director, Ms. ...
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Sri Lankan farmers urged to tap ancient irrigation systems amid erratic rains - TRUST

Sri Lankan farmers urged to tap ancient irrigation systems amid erratic rains - TRUST | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
A workable solution to the vagaries of shifting rain patterns may have been around for centuries

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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, July 3, 2013 5:48 AM

The IWMI research, which was carried under the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), also found that other methods have also been effective in dealing with shifting rainfall patterns in Sri Lanka, including rain water harvesting.

Sonja Vermeulen, head of research for the CCAFS programme, told Thomson Reuters Foundation the new research highlights the importance of supporting farmers’ efforts to manage climate stresses, despite inconclusive evidence on the impact of more extreme weather trends.

“It is imperative that countries take decisive action on adaptation to climate change, rather than wait for a global movement take place,” she said.

Vermeulen said the Sri Lankan example shows that local, indigenous knowledge and practices can sometimes be put to good use quickly, rather than waiting for newer technologies that could take years and millions of dollars to develop.

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FAO - News Article: Climate-smart farming takes root in Kenya

FAO - News Article: Climate-smart farming takes root in Kenya | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
George William Ouma practices climate-smart agriculture on a farm in Ugunja District, Siaya County: "Today, I have more than 1 500 banana stools of various varieties grown including Cavendish, plantain and lady finger.
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Well-functioning 'rules of the game' crucial for agricultural development

Well-functioning 'rules of the game' crucial for agricultural development | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
A recently released Climate Smart Agriculture Sourcebook brings forward the need to create, and strengthen institutions in order for farmers to successfully improve their livelihoods and yields. Photo: N.
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What are the limits to climate change adaptation?

What are the limits to climate change adaptation? | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it

A recent paper published in Nature Climate Change points out that many communities are already facing limits to their capacity to adapt. They suggest the development of a framework to define and identify these limits, both for individuals and for communities.

One of the paper’s six authors, Richard Klein, a senior researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute and an author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, explained in an email to IRIN, "For example, a farmer may no longer be able to grow enough food to sustain his or her family (e.g., due to saltwater intrusion or recurring droughts) and decide to give up farming and move to the city to become an informal worker. On the one hand, that's a form of adaptation, but from the perspective of the farmer, who would have preferred to keep farming, a limit has been reached. But from the perspective of the community or the country, food security may not be at risk so no limit has been reached.”


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Learning from African Farmers: How “Re-greening” Boosts Food Security

Learning from African Farmers: How “Re-greening” Boosts Food Security | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it

Re-greening—a process where African farmers manage and protect trees that grow on their farms, rather than cutting them down—is already beginning to transform the continent’s drylands. Supporting and scaling up the low-tech process can not only increase crop yields in drought-prone regions, it can mitigate climate change and reduce rural poverty.

 

See more at: http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/06/learning-african-farmers-how-re-greening-boosts-food-security-curbs-climate-change#sthash.IKdumrFS.dpuf


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Bonn climate talks tackle emissions verification stumbling block

Bonn climate talks tackle emissions verification stumbling block | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
BONN, Germany (24 June, 2013) – Negotiators at Bonn climate talks have whittled away at controversial policy details related to verifying carbon emissions, paving the way for major progress on REDD...
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Tanzania's agriculture revolution: land grabs or a welcome business boom?

Tanzania's agriculture revolution: land grabs or a welcome business boom? | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Tanzania is a test case for the G8's food security alliance. But will the millions invested by agribusiness really support independent farmers and their need for tenure? Jessica Hatcher reports

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Don Brown Jr's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:12 PM

The New Alliance for Food Security & Nutrition created by the G8 upon the request of US President Obama emphasizes the promotion of private sector growth and investment to relieve Tanzania of its agricultural deficiencies. However, in developing countries private sector investment all too often comes not from domestic but foreign shores emulating colonial trends of the past. This only further increases the concern that local farmers may lose their land to large commercial plantations. Small scale farmers need access to the right tools, resources, and information if they intend to turn around this trend and resist pressure from private investors as their interest and wellbeing should be placed over private investment.

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African women particularly impacted by climate change

African women particularly impacted by climate change | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it

African women walk for miles across harsh terrain to find clean water sources, planting and harvesting crops through scarcity and drought. Climatic disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, and landslides, can separate families, exposing women to human trafficking, hunger, and loss of life in a matter of moments.

 

Women must be an integral part of the climate change discussion in Africa, says the United Nations Initiative of the Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality. Yet, women are rarely involved in forming climate change policies.

 

More than 80 percent of African women work in agriculture; approximately 95 percent of the continent relies on agriculture for its livelihood. Women are thus key figures in economic development, and should be key figures in developing preventative measures or plans for repairing the damage caused by climate change, says the U.N. 

 

According to the U.N. website, it is “imperative that a gender analysis be applied to all actions on climate change and that gender experts are consulted in climate change processes at all levels, so that women’s and men’s specific needs and priorities are identified and addressed.”


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Tillage erosion can impact yields

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Unlike water erosion, tillage erosion is not strongly affected by slope length. Therefore, in hilly regions that have many changes in slope, tillage erosion can be the dominant erosive force, explains Thomas Schumacher, retired South Dakota State University plant science professor.


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Climate change – what next after the 2C boundary? - The Guardian

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Climate change – what next after the 2C boundary?
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This Friday, another frustrating round of negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ends in Bonn/Germany.
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After release of report, UN climate change body reiterates now is 'crucial ... - UN News Centre

After release of report, UN climate change body reiterates now is 'crucial ... - UN News Centre | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
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Climate Change: World Bank warns Governments must be more 'agressive'

Climate Change: World Bank warns Governments must be more 'agressive' | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
General Interest-Climate Change: World Bank warns Governments must be more 'agressive' Report predictts a 4 degree rise in the earth's temperature.
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