Improving the livelihood of small-scale farmers
Taking a New Look at Africa's Agriculture; Develoepmental Communication

Three Priority Intervention Areas to Provide West Africans with Sufficient, Affordable, and Nutritious Food in the Long Term

— According to the Food Crisis Prevention Network, a record 18.6 million people are currently in need of food assistance in West Africa. While urgent and immediate humanitarian action is necessary to protect vulnerable populations, a new World Bank and FAO publication offers fresh thinking for dealing with both the challenges and opportunities resulting from accelerating long-term trends including…

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Advancing research on climate change: World Bank grants $60 million to help strengthen the resilience of the agricultural sector in Africa

This piece was originally published on the World Bank’s website. WASHINGTON  – The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $60 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant to help African countries strengthen the resilience of their agricultural sectors to the threat posed by climate change. The grant fulfils the World Bank’s commitment at the 2019 United Nations Climate Summit…

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Media Advisory | The 5th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture

What: The 5th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture will this year focus on “Transforming food systems under a changing climate” to explore the changes needed to help farmers and food systems both adapt to and mitigate climate change. The event is hosted by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the Australian Centre…

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More bang for the climate buck: study identifies hotspots for adaptation funding

By combining the latest crop models and local expertise in Vietnam, Uganda and Nicaragua, scientists developed a process to pinpoint where cash crops and food security is most threatened by climate change. The tool can help streamline climate spending. CALI, COLOMBIA – Climate change is already making life harder on farmers, especially in developing nations. New sources of funding…

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