Category: Spotlight

The Second Session of AMCOMET

Understanding User Needs for Climate Services

CCAFS West Africa videos

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (http://ccafs.cgiar.org) is working with farmers from Kaffrine, Senegal, on how to communicate and package climate forecasts.

The project is rolled out together with the National Meteorological Agency (ANACIM), the National Agency for Agricultural and Rural Advice (ANCAR); the Ministry of Agriculture; Senegal Department of Rural Development (SDDR), the Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA), the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and World Vision. Learn more: www.ccafs.cgiar.org

You can see CCAFS East Africa videos

In the Nyando basin in Western Kenya, climate change and variability are already evident. Droughts, floods and unpredictable rainfall have increased, affecting agriculture and food security. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) East Africa is working with partners in Western Kenya to test a portfolio of interventions that will help farmers to address climate risks and food insecurity. Through a participatory process, beekeeping was identified by women farmers as an option for livelihood diversification. Learn more: www.ccafs.cgiar.org

Read more about – Empowering a local community to address climate risks and food insecurity in Lower Nyando, Kenya – http://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568…


Extreme Weather: Impacts of Climate Change.

climate-changeWhen it comes to connecting the dots between climate change, extreme weather and health, the lines are clear.The earth is saying something with record heat, drought, storms and fire. Scientists are telling us this is what global warming looks like.It’s time to listen – and take action. There’s plenty we can do.

Carbon pollution is the main reason our planet is getting hotter, increasing the chances of weather disasters, drought and flood and hurting our health.There are solutions. For starters, we can cut carbon pollution by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and increasing our use of clean, renewable energy. And we can implement policies that help us prepare for flooding, drought, storms and other consequences of climate change.But first, we need national leadership that will stop ignoring what the earth and scientists are telling us about climate change — and instead start ignoring those who continue to deny it is happening.

Read  more : http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/climate-change-impacts/