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Investigating the impact of climate change on agricultural production in eastern and southern African countries

Investigating the impact of climate change on agricultural production in eastern and southern African countries

Climate change has been a significant issue since the end of the 20th century, and impacts a variety of economic sectors, primarily agriculture.

Building knowledge systems in agriculture: Five key areas for mobilising the potential of extension and advisory services

Building knowledge systems in agriculture: Five key areas for mobilising the potential of extension and advisory services

There is renewed attention on the importance of advisory services and extension in rural development processes.

AgriTech Toolbox: Using agricultural technologies for enhanced productivity and sustainable food security

AgriTech Toolbox: Using agricultural technologies for enhanced productivity and sustainable food security

The AgriTech Toolbox enables researchers and policymakers to examine how alternative agricultural practices and technologies can impact farm yields, food prices, natural resource use, hunger, malnu

Investigating the linkage between climate variables and food security in ESA countries

Investigating the linkage between climate variables and food security in ESA countries

This paper investigates the effect of climate variables (precipitation and temperature) on food security indicators from 1961-2011 for 10 Eastern and Southern African countries by estimating fixed

How can reliable water access contribute to nutrition security in Africa south of the Sahara?

 

 

The following blog story was written by Laia Domènech, visiting fellow in the Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI, in honor of World Water Day 2015. The theme of this year’s event on March 22 is “Water for Sustainable Development.”

Cost-Effective Methods for Strengthening Land Rights in Africa

Source: Landesa 

 

Written by: Roy Prosterman

A growing population, changing weather patterns, and increased global demand for farmland affect the lives of people throughout Africa and make the security of their land rights more important than ever.

10-24 December. Online Discussion: Women and Family Farming – Moving Forwards from the IYFF

Closed
Date
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Discussion extended until 24 December  2014. Keep sharing your reflections!

 

2014 has been declared as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). As this year closes, it is timely to take stock of how gender dynamics and women’s rights have been considered in the framework of studies and activities related to the IYFF, and what lessons can be learned for addressing gender issues in family farming going forwards.

Conference on Land Policy in Africa

Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to Friday, November 14, 2014

Source: United Nation, Economic Commission for Africa

The next decade of land policy in Africa: ensuring agricultural development and inclusive growth.
11 November to 14 November 2014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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