African Countries Need to Push Climate Smart Agriculture
Climate smart agricultural practices (CSA), as defined by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, are approaches that help to transform and reorient agricultural and food systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate.
These approaches aim to tackle three objectives: sustainably increase agricultural productivity, adapt and build resilience to climate change and reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions, writes Esther Ngumbi for the Aspen New Voices Fellowship.
The Aspen Institute, 8 May 2018
The World Bank recently launched one of its largest climate smart agriculture initiatives in India. Through this $420 million initiative, the bank expects to reach over 25 million… Read more »
The Aspen Institute, 28 March 2018
The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), with the support of the World Bank, recently rolled out an initiative aimed at… Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 20 March 2018
Two-thirds of the world's people suffer some water scarcity for part of each year Read more »
Vertical farms use high-tech lighting and climate controlled buildings to grow crops like leafy greens or herbs indoors while using less water and soil, writes Esther Ndumi Ngumbi ... Read more »
Eco-farming techniques could deliver nutritious, environmentally friendly food for a growing world, increase farmers' earnings and make farms more resilient to climate change, ... Read more »