Climate Analogues

How farmers’ gender-based differences hamper climate adaptation

Autor: Cecilia Schubert Women in rural areas in developing countries are not equally vulnerable to climate change. A woman’s resilience to the various impacts of climate change depends on her social status, her access to resources, and involvement in social networks. In some cases, one woman can be more resilient than her neighbour, and even […]

Agriculture – soon a key component in Nepal’s climate change agenda?

Autor: Chase Sova Persistence and diversification. Oddly enough, these two themes prove common between successful climate change adaptation, as well as getting to meet the Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Baburam Bhattarai. At least, this is the light-hearted lesson that The Adaptation to progressive climate change– and Oxford University Research Team drew from their recent meeting with the Prime […]

One man’s future is another man’s present: Farms of the Future hits Tanzania

By Catherine Mungai, Maren Radeny and Caity Peterson (Originally posted here on the CCAFS News Blog) Fifty-five year old Rosalia Shemdoe feels empowered. She lives and works in Yamba village in the Lushoto district of northern Tanzania, but she just got back from what could be the longest journey she’s ever taken – one that […]

CCAFS in Nepal: Finding the future of Beora – Part I

By Neil Palmer (Originally posted here on the CIAT blog) I knew not to expect “guide book” Nepal: majestic, snowy peaks; multicoloured prayer flags fluttering against clear blue skies. But nothing quite prepared me for the Terai. Around 120 km west of the capital Kathmandu, this is a hazy, sweltering, lowland plain, where daytime temperatures […]

Climate change models may help spur lawmakers to implement seed treaty

by Jeremy Cherfas, Bioversity International. (Originally posted here on the CCAFS News Blog) A new climate change tool will not only help farmers to prepare for the future, it may also spur implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Although 127 countries rushed to ratify the International Treaty on […]

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