There was a clear call for Africa to forge a new path towards climate-resilient development at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit - seizing the opportunities of green technologies and jobs. Lisa McNamara of CDKN reports. [more...]
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.
Climate smart agriculture grabbed the headlines at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit – as a way for African communities to tackle climate change impacts, achieve food security, boost incomes and create vibrant rural economies. Mairi Dupar of CDKN reports. [more...]
CDKN has launched a working paper, laying out an agenda for unlocking effective, accelerated adaptation at scale in Africa, based on investing in people’s skills and knowledge; in climate-resilient economies, which are well-informed by climate risk; and in nature. The paper intends to frame discussions at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit, Monday 25 January 2021. [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...]
This third NDC-highlights newsletter features articles on the agricultural sector’s contributions towards the success of Ethiopia’s NDC. [more]…
As part of the CDKN-funded project, Mitigating the effects of climate change on grain quality and post-harvest losses in East Africa, the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) co-produced an infographic on the climate risks and opportunities in the grain value chain. [more]…
Resources from our partners
This open access, online book reports on analysis by the ESPA Deltas project. The project used a model, the Delta Dynamic Integrated Emulator Model (ΔDIEM), to analyse the present and future of the vast Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta in a policy-relevant way in order to benefit ecosystems, livelihoods and people.
This paper assesses urbanisation in Bangalore, and India's agricultural policies, and identifies triggers of change in local and regional development that have led to adaptation-constrained spaces.