Agriculture & food security
Agriculture is among the sectors most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and weather extremes. Transformational approaches will be required in the management of natural resources, including new climate-smart agriculture policies, practices and tools, better use of climate science information in assessing risks and vulnerability, and increased financing for food security. Explore CDKN insights below.
It's challenging to communicate scientific information clearly for use in public policy-making. A group of researchers from Argentina took up the task, and sought to introduce climate and gender concerns into management of the Chubut River basin in Patagonia, Argentina. CDKN’s María José Pacha reports. [more...]
In the villages of Uttar Pradesh, India, a local NGO has set up community grain bank services and has mobilised farming families to grow their own vegetables and ensure food security during the Covid-19 crisis. Neelmani Gupta reports. [more...]
In Korail, one of the largest informal settlements in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a group of gardeners expanded their gardening practice during and after the coronavirus-related lockdown. Dipak Bhowmick and Nusrat Bijoya report. This is the 42nd story in the Voices from the Frontline series by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more...]
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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...]