Food security experts invite your input on climate change study

A proposal for a new study on the effects of climate change on nutrition and food security, driven by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), a subsidiary of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), was released this week. The study […]

Call for Papers: Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Enhancing Food Security in Africa.

Organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in conjunction with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Conference Subthemes •Science, technology, and innovation in agriculture •Rural service provision and access to factors and inputs for production •Food reserves, markets, trade, and regional integration •Investments, institutions, and policies for […]

Africa Adapt Climate Change Symposium 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Over 150 researchers, civil society actors, donors, government officials and NGOs are gathering in Addis Ababa to share and learn at this 3-day event. Overview: You can take part  in the online symposium, where you’ll find papers, interactive discussion and videos of the symposium speakers. Just email symposium@africa-adapt.net with your name, role and organisation. We’ll […]

An idea for adaptation to climate changes in villages adjoining the Teesta River at Lalmonirhat district, Bangladesh

By Fardous Mohammad Safiul Azam River bank erosion is one of the common phenomenons in the northern part of Bangladesh, which includes Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Nilphamari and Kurigram districts. The villagers, (whose life mainly depends on agriculture) living beside the Teesta river that runs through in Lalmonirhat district, are one of the direct victims of […]

Understanding climate change from below, addressing barriers from above.

Practical experience and learning from a community-based adaptation project in Bangladesh. By  M Sajid Raihan,  M Jahedul Huq, Nana Gerstrøm Alsted and  Manja Hoppe Andreasen The book is an outcome of an action research project on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCA-DRR). Although climate change is a global problem, its impacts are felt […]

Agriculture and Rural Development Day

   Finding sustainable agriculture solutions to meet food security and climate challenges The Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010, held in parallel to COP16, will bring agriculture sector adaptation and mitigation strategies to the forefront of the global climate treaty negotiations. It will demonstrate clearly that agriculture is where climate change, food security, and development […]