Africa / Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate Change / Food Security / ILRI

‘Africa will be hardest hit by climate change’–experts

Farmer Celeste Sitoe tends to her maize and chickens on her subsistence farm in Lhate Village, Chokwe, Mozambique (photo credit: ILRI/Mann). ‘Africa will be amongst the hardest hit regions of the world as the climate heats up, threatening the continent’s food security, experts agree. If global temperatures rise 2.0 degrees C, southern Africa will warm … Continue reading

Agriculture / Climate Change / Food Security / ILRI

Food prices likely to rise with temperatures

‘If average global temperatures keep rising prices for vital food resources could rise by more than 130 percent, an analysis released in Mexico finds. . . . ‘A study by the International Livestock Research Institute concludes that if temperatures continue to rise, maize prices could increase by 131 percent within the next 40 years. ‘Philip … Continue reading

Africa / Climate Change / ILRI

‘We’re heading for a four-degree rise in temperature by end century’–ILRI systems analyst Philip Thornton

ARDD branding at Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010, a side event held on 4 December 2010 at the COP16 United Nations climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico (photo credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT). ‘Taking steps to control global temperatures is a key issue at the UN talks on climate change in Cancun. Within the next four … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Asia / CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / South Asia / West Africa

Researchers worldwide unite in multi-million dollar initiative to fight climate change in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Inger Andersen, chair of the Fund Council of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and vice president of Sustainable Development at the World Bank during her opening speech at Agriculture and Rural Development Day, a side event at the United Nations climate change conference (COP16), being held in Cancún, Mexico (photo credit: Neil … Continue reading

Africa / Asia / CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / Food Security / Latin America

‘Globe faces daunting task’–Climate change researcher Bruce Campbell

Science News reports this week that the prices of global food prices are rising along with global temperatures and that global warming may have already begun outpacing the ability of farmers to adapt. ‘Since summer, signs of severe food insecurity—droughts, food riots, five- to tenfold increases in produce costs—have erupted around the globe. Several new … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Directorate / ILRI

‘We’re not getting traction on climate change’–Carlos Sere

ILRI director general Carlos Seré warns of the impacts of a world 4 degrees warmer on hundreds of millions of African small-scale food producers. As a United Nations climate meeting gets under way in Cancún, Mexico, this week, Carlos Seré, a Uruguyan agricultural economist and director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), warns policymakers … Continue reading

Climate Change

Connecting the dots at Cancun

Delegates arrive at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, one year ago, in December 2009 (photo credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT). Kenyan environmentalist, tree planter and Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai writes in the Guardian today that the latest meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16), being held … Continue reading