In a remote village, located in Siaya County, Kenya, a group of women have taken up vegetable farming as a means to fight against the Covid-19 induced food insecurity. Rosemary Atieno reports. This is the 38th story in the Voices from the Frontline series by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more...]
The Eastern Africa Grain Council has been documenting the climate adaptation successes of leading women farmers and agricultural business owners in Kenya – as a way to galvanise learning among other women. [more...]
Joseph Muhwanga and Mohammed Said consider the impacts of climate change on African drylands to date and in the future – and explore the potential for communities in these areas to keep prospering. This is one of a series of blogs on ‘Accelerating adaptation action in Africa’ published by CDKN to frame the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit, January 2021. [more...]
There is tremendous economic growth potential for agricultural enterprises in East Africa, but expansion depends on their receiving appropriate support - including training on how to be climate-smart. [more...]
Young people are channeling their energies into ecological farming and land restoration, in self-help efforts to provide food security and create decent work - says Claire Nasike Akello, founder of Kenya’s Hummingbird Foundation and an environmental campaigner for Greenpeace Africa, in an interview with CDKN. [more]…
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“We will lose biodiversity and we do not even know what we had in the first place” – Dr Jacqueline Uku has told CDKN. She urges ecosystem monitoring and protection in the face of climate change. [more]…
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