Virtual symposium: Cool insights for a hot world

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Planting trees seems like sensible choice when it comes to mitigating climate change, but crucial aspects of the relationships between trees and climate have so far been overlooked in climate research, the new review Trees, forests and water: cool insights for a hot world concludes.

Sverige och CGIAR: Finansiellt stöd, forskningssamarbete och utveckling av resursbasen

Ett diskussionsunderlag om svensk forskarkompetens för hållbar global utveckling inom livsmedelsförsörjning, lantbruk och miljö. SIANI:s Expert Group “International Swedish Agricultural Resource Base (ISARB)” arbetar under 2015–2016 för att bredda och stärka kontakterna mel

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How is climate change affecting men and women differently?

Rural women are more likely to be at risk from the negative effects of climate change, as they often have to take on additional agricultural work, alongside their domestic responsibilities as men migrate for labour. Women have less access than men to land, extension services and inputs that are needed for adaptation to changing climate patterns.

New report on cultivating equality - who eats first and who eats worst?

This report from Food Tank, CARE International and the CGIAR Research program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) – Cultivating Equality: Delivering Just and Sustainable Food Systems in a Changing Climate – demonstrates how inequality determines who eats first and who eats worst, and how this shapes people’s ability to adapt to climate change.

Engendering bigger impact: making the other half count

Gelia Castillo has had her fair share of challenges as a female scientist. Now aged over 80, she remembers when, as one of the earliest pioneers of the social sciences in the patriarchal agricultural system, she was greeted by astonished colleagues: “Hello, but where is Dr. Castillo?”

New book about impact of climate-smart agriculture in Africa

Farmers across Africa are embracing climate-smart agriculture practices, such as agroforestry, that can improve their food production in an increasingly challenging agricultural environment. Such practices also ensure gains are achieved without increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture

Photo courtesy Bernard Vanlauwe, IITA

In the context of systems research in agriculture, ‘system’ may apply to the farming system, the livelihood system or the agro-ecological system. This ‘system’ may also exist at different levels or scales (such as farm, community, national, regional or global).