Agriculture / CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / Food Security / ILRI / Report

Farmers across the globe will have to switch to climate-hardy crops and farming–CGIAR report

Taking a young goat to market at Mieso, in the Mirab Hararghe Zone of the Oromia Region, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). Nature News reports on a new CGIAR study that says ‘One-third of our greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture’ and advises farmers to abandon vulnerable crops in the face of climate change. ‘The global … Continue reading

Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate Change / Food Security / NRM / WLE

Some animals are more equal than others in their greenhouse gas emissions

The current essay published on the AgClim Letters blog of the ‘Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security’ Research Program this week praises the sensibleness of a recent background study for a Foresight report that ‘provides valuable insight into how our farming and food industry in the UK can contribute to the transition to a green … Continue reading

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