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Kulima finalising project on agricultural adaptation good practices

sunflower farmerDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are finalising a project that has identified good practices in agricultural adaptation from across the African continent.  The project is managed by Kulima and UNIQUE Landuse and Forestry, and is part of the GIZ support to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme. Over the last two years primary research was undertaken to document observed adaptations in various farming systems in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Togo and Zambia, as well as in South Africa. Six continent-wide best practices were then determined based on a transparent evaluation framework for good practices in agricultural adaptation, developed in early 2015. The project will produce an overall continent-wide report on the six good practices, as well as summaries of the findings in each country (for feeding back to those farmers, farmers' organisations, and other stakeholder who participated in the research). 

Kulima directors in Addis Ababa to identify agricultural adaptation best practices

workshop discussionsDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull are in Addis Ababa this week to meet with national experts from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Togo and Zambia. Agricultural adaptations have been assessed in these five countries and South Africa for a variety of different commodity types and farming systems. The project, managed by Kulima and UNIQUE Landuse and Forestry, is part of the GIZ support to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, and will provide an outline of agricultural adaptation best practices based on the empirical findings. This meeting will compare findings to date and allow identification of best practices that apply in a variety of farming types and country contexts.

Kulima director presents at 2014 CAADP Africa Forum

farmingMs Tracy Cull is in Johannesburg today to make a presentation at the 2014 CAADP Africa Forum, which has the theme of family farming. The presentation will be in the session on climate-smart agriculture and will highlight preliminary emerging findings from the project managed by Kulima and UNIQUE Landuse and Forestry that seeks to identify agricultural adaptation best practices on behalf of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme. Adapations in different farming and commodity types have been investigated in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, South Africa, Togo and Zambia. Looking at different commodity types and farming practices, and the enabling environment required for adaptations, will lead to the production of a report on six overall best practices in early 2015.

 

Kulima director in Ethiopia to assess agricultural adaptation

EthiopiaMs Tracy Cull is currently in Ethiopia, visiting with haricot bean farmers and bean researchers outside of Nazareth, in the Rift Valley, to see how they are adapting to climate change. Agricultural adaptations are being assessed in six countries across Africa as part of a project managed by Kulima and UNIQUE Landuse and Forestry that seeks to identify agricultural adaptation best practices on behalf of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme. Different farming and commodity types were selected for further investigation at a workshop in 2013. The visit follows related ones to Zambia in April, Togo in May, and Burkina Faso and Cameroon in July. The final results of the study are anticipated in early 2015.

Kulima organises Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance Regional Conference

Kulima has organised the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) Regional Conference, taking place in Nairobi from 26-28th September.  ACCRA is an ambitious consortium (Oxfam, Care, World Vision, Save the Children and ODI) working to improve global understanding of adaptive capacity and promote disaster risk reduction, social protection and climate change adaptation in Ethiopia, Uganda and Mozambique.  The conference will bring together over 60 policymakers, civil society representatives and other key actors, including Uganda’s Ministers for Disaster Preparedness, Environment and Local Government and high level government representatives from Ethiopia and Mozambique, to identify common solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.