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Lake Naivasha Payment for Environmental Services - Farmers Helping Farmers and the Environment
Nov 19, 2014 · News Item

Lake Naivasha Payment for Environmental Services - Farmers Helping Farmers and the Environment

by Portal Web Editor — Nov 13, 2015 08:11 PM

In this successful payment for watershed services (PES/PWS) pilot program, CARE-Kenya, World Wildlife Fund, and the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture helped major commercial horticulture growers (flowers) on the banks of Lake Naivasha in Kenya's Rift Valley test a program to…

Getting Smart About Change: Climate and Agriculture
Nov 17, 2014 · News Item

Getting Smart About Change: Climate and Agriculture

by Portal Web Editor — Nov 13, 2015 08:10 PM

At the 2014 Feed the Future Global Forum, Dennis Garrity, United Nations Drylands Ambassador and Former Executive Director of the World Agroforestry Centre, moderated a panel on the importance of addressing the current and future threats of climate change in…

December's 32 Top Resources: Climate | Adaptation | CS Ag. | Forestry | Finance | Winter Training | Water - The Center for Sutainable Development
Dec 16, 2013 · News Item

December's 32 Top Resources: Climate | Adaptation | CS Ag. | Forestry | Finance | Winter Training | Water - The Center for Sutainable Development

by Portal Web Editor — Dec 16, 2013 08:30 AM

We have so many excellent resources come through CSDi that we periodically compile them and share them in an occasional, special newsletter.

World Tracker: Farmers struggle to adopt climate-smart methods
Aug 21, 2013 · News Item

World Tracker: Farmers struggle to adopt climate-smart methods

by Portal Web Editor — Aug 21, 2013 06:21 PM

Preliminary results from a project aimed at helping Malawi, Vietnam and Zambia make the transition to a "climate-smart" approach to agriculture show that some farmers are struggling to adopt the new methods, while others are finding ways to cope well…

COP17 Climate-smart agriculture trailer - ARDD 2011
Aug 21, 2013 · News Item

COP17 Climate-smart agriculture trailer - ARDD 2011

by Portal Web Editor — Nov 13, 2015 08:02 PM

Why is climate-smart agriculture important, and can it work? Watch this 3 minute trailer for an insight into what the challenges are, and where the solutions might lie. Originally produced to introduce the Learning Events section of Agriculture and Rural…

Burkina Faso Farmers Lead the Way on Food Security and Climate Change Resilience
Aug 16, 2013 · News Item

Burkina Faso Farmers Lead the Way on Food Security and Climate Change Resilience

by webedtior — Nov 13, 2015 08:00 PM

If you want to know how to grow crops in the face of climate change, drought, and land degradation, ask Ousséni Kindo, Ousséni Zoromé, or Yacouba Sawadogo—three farmers in Burkina Faso’s Yatenga region. Policy makers, researchers, and NGO representatives gathered…

Study Predicts Changes in Seasonal Monsoon Precipitation in Nepal
Aug 06, 2013 · News Item

Study Predicts Changes in Seasonal Monsoon Precipitation in Nepal

by Portal Web Editor — Aug 17, 2013 08:02 PM

Innovation Lab researchers Shih-Yu Wang and Robert Gillies (Utah State University) used a set of century-long reanalysis and observations to learn more about the role of the 12-year oscillation cycle in the monsoon precipitation regime in Nepal as well as…

Growing Innovation, Harvesting Results: Feed the Future’s Progress in 2012
Aug 06, 2013 · News Item

Growing Innovation, Harvesting Results: Feed the Future’s Progress in 2012

by Portal Web Editor — Aug 17, 2013 08:02 PM

Feed the Future was born of the belief that global hunger is solvable. Announced by President Obama during his visit to Senegal, the new Feed the Future progress report highlights real progress and results like never before and shows how…

Conservation Agriculture and Bioreclamation of Degraded Lands in Senegal: restoring productivity and resilience of degraded lands to improve nutrition and women's incomes
Jun 22, 2013 · News Item

Conservation Agriculture and Bioreclamation of Degraded Lands in Senegal: restoring productivity and resilience of degraded lands to improve nutrition and women's incomes

by Portal Web Editor — Nov 13, 2015 09:02 PM

Yaajeende is a Feed the Future project focusing on vulnerable women to provide them with access to land for producing nutritious food and earning income during the rainy season. The project works with communities to allocate degraded, abandoned lands to…

India's rice revolution – audio slideshow
Mar 05, 2013 · News Item

India's rice revolution – audio slideshow

by Portal Web Editor — Nov 13, 2015 08:11 PM

Farmers in parts of India are breaking growing records, using less seed, less water, and compost as fertiliser. This ground-breaking method of cultivation, developed in Madagascar, is boosting yields and changing lives for the farmers. Norman Uphoff, professor at Cornell…

Final Call: CSDi Fall Academy, 2012
Oct 24, 2012 · News Item

Final Call: CSDi Fall Academy, 2012

by Portal Web Editor — Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM

Starting October 30 SCDi offers an intensive series of online field courses with other students from all over the world. Students from over 425 organizations in 140 countries have used these courses to develop projects impacting over 260,000 people.

PARIMA - Pastoral Risk Management in Southern Ethiopia
Sep 27, 2012 · News Item

PARIMA - Pastoral Risk Management in Southern Ethiopia

by Portal Web Editor — Nov 13, 2015 08:48 PM

Pastoral people have lived on the Borana Plateau of southern Ethiopia for centuries. But their traditional way of life is threatened by recurrent droughts, human and livestock population growth, and increased competition --even armed conflict--over ever-scarcer pasture and water. The…

Beauty and the Beef: Achieving Compatibility Between Wildlife Conservation and Livestock Production
Feb 27, 2012 · News Item

Beauty and the Beef: Achieving Compatibility Between Wildlife Conservation and Livestock Production

by Portal Web Editor — Nov 13, 2015 07:53 PM

African farmers living in areas with wildlife are faced with a serious dilemma: they cannot sell their healthy, free range beef to the lucrative export market. Current international trade practices dictate that they cannot protect the wildlife and, at the…

Video: Pastoralist Voices on Climate Change
Jul 13, 2011 · News Item

Video: Pastoralist Voices on Climate Change

by Portal Web Editor — Nov 13, 2015 08:51 PM

Pastoralist Voices on Climate Change illustrates the collaborative and participatory process between scientists and pastoralists in Kenya, documenting two collaborative workshops whereby local land users directly inform the scientific process and climate change science, which, in turn, feeds back to…

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