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Exhibition at the High Level Forum ...

CORAF / WECARD hosted an exhibition booth during the four days of the High Level Forum of Climate-Smart-Agriculture stakeholders in West Africa held...

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Climate Smart Agriculture: a West A...

From 15 to 18 June 2015, in Bamako, the stakeholders and partners of the climate change issues came together to share their experiences and solutions ...

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3rd Global Science Conference on CS...

 In order to tackle climate change, the Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) urges the scientific community to build evidence and design trajectories for...

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AfricaInteract fosters linkage betw...

AfricaInteract in collaboration with key partner institutions including the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), Forum for Agricultural Research in...

Project overview

Climate risks have always been a part of life in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) particularly in the agricultural sector. Increasingly though, climate change is posing significant new challenges to the continent wherein food and water security, livelihoods, shelter, and health are all at risk. In the meantime, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding the pace and extent of the change and its impacts on different sub-regions, nations, communities, and sectors.

Among other things, there is urgent need to improve the knowledge base which policy responses to climate change are built upon, as evidence of climate change implications is increasing and a growing number of SSA countries are developing their own policy frameworks for responding to climate change. It is also crucial that an appropriate linkage and dialogue is enhanced between researchers and policy makers for the effective use of research results. More about the project →

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Exhibition at the High Level Forum on CSA : CORAF / WECARD has demonstrated its expertise on adaption on climate change through the AfricaInteract project

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CORAF / WECARD hosted an exhibition booth during the four days of the High Level Forum of Climate-Smart-Agriculture stakeholders in West Africa held from 15  to 18 June at the International Conference Center of Bamako

Organized by ECOWAS, UEMOA and CILSS, in collaboration with other organizations, the forum brought together over a hundred participants from Africa and elsewhere. These participants who came to express their interest on the need to find a framework to think about the opportunities and challenges of climate change and identified a strategy to promote a climate smart agriculture (CSA) .The climate change, in fact, has continuously threatened the African continent especially the West African region that become very vulnerable to its consequences.

CORAF / WECARD like 14 other participating organizations hosted an exhibition stand to share its activities.

To this end, an extensive and varied documentation was made available to a hundred visitors who get the knowledge on adaptation to climate Read more →

Climate Smart Agriculture: a West African Alliance launched in Bamako

IMG_9576From 15 to 18 June 2015, in Bamako, the stakeholders and partners of the climate change issues came together to share their experiences and solutions especially in the context of climate smart agriculture (CSA). One of the main outcome of the forum is the effective implementation of the Climate smart agriculture west african Alliance.

Like the other regions, the West African region face negative impacts of climate change that threatens its economy based on agriculture and even populations survival. A solution to face this danger is to adopt and put into practice the intelligent response to climate Agriculture, an approach which is to adopt tools and models to mitigate climate change or adapt to it.

With various CSA regional and national initiatives, ECOWAS, UEMOA and CILSS in collaboration with scientific and technical partners have established an alliance to merge all these tools, models and initiatives, and human resources to a significant impact in the region. Read more →

3rd Global Science Conference on CSA: Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change

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 In order to tackle climate change, the Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) urges the scientific community to build evidence and design trajectories for multiple transformative transitions of climate-smart agriculture. This was one of the findings from the 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture held from 16 to 18 March in Montpellier, France.

More than 600 researchers and 150 stakeholders and policy makers from 75 countries and 5 continents were convened at the 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA). Dr Abdulai Jalloh, Natural Resources Mangaement Programme Manager represented CORAF/WECARD at that conference to explore with the scientific community, solutions combining three pillars, food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation, so as to develop sustainable landscapes and food systems. This is essential since humanity is facing unprecedented uncertainty and risks. Read more →

AfricaInteract fosters linkage between Prominent African Scientists and the African Group of Negotiators to bolster Africa’s Position on Climate Change negotiations


scienticAfricaInteract in collaboration with key partner institutions including the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the CGIAR program on climate change, agriculture and food security (CCAFS) brought together a total of  35 African scientists and negotiators at the Eka hotel in Nairobi from 8-10th April 2015 to prepare technical submissions on issues related to agriculture gender, and land use sector for consideration by the UNFCCC  - Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) at the forthcoming  session scheduled for June 1 -11 2015.

Following the two day meeting, two submissions, one on gender and climate change; and another on issues related to agriculture under SBSTA have been formally submitted to UNFCCC secretariat.

Furthermore, scientists at the meeting resolved to establish a network dubbed the “African Group of Negotiators Expert Support” (AGNES) which will facilitate provision of scientific evidence and exchange between researchers and negotiators including policy makers on issues of climate Read more →

Africa’s adaptation to climate change to cost US$ 18 billion by 2050

DIALOGUE (2)Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Official estimates revealed Wednesday, on the sideline of the international conference on smart-agriculture research and climate change, that adaptation projects in sub-Saharan Africa will cost US$ 18 billion by 2050.
It said that a number of multilateral partners will allocate funding to a number of successful adaptation projects, in a move to preempt the adverse effect of climate change that is slowly taking a toll on the livelihoods of communities across the sub-Saharan African region.

Latest studies conducted indicate that despite the fact that the key livelihood activity is still agriculture for the large majority of vulnerable community, non-farm activities will be the key element of livelihood strategies for many youth across the continent.
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The last session of the Advisory Board was held in Nairobi

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The advisory board of AfricaInteract Project held its last regular session on March 13, 2015 in Nairobi at the end of the international conference that brought together all stakeholders and partners.

Orientation member of the Continental AfricaInteract project, the Advisory Board consists of 7 members and 5 observers reviewed the results of the project, which ends after 4 years of implementation.

The advisory board presided by the Executive Director of FARA commended the work done by the Regional Coordinator Dr Abdulai Jalloh, Programme Manager of Natural Resources Management Programme of CORAF/WECARD and regional focal points. Read more →

Launching in Nairobi of the ” Synthesis of findings and Assessment of gaps in research and policy: Urban Areas, Agriculture and Health ”

DSC_1010On the 10 March 2014, CORAF / WECARD officially launched the synthesis of reports on adaptation on climate change in Africa. The synthesis contains findings and Assessment of gaps in research and policy: Urban Areas, Agriculture and Health ”.The synthesis was launched by, Ms. Cicily Karioki permanent Secretary of the Minister of Agriculture in the presence of the Executive Director of CORAF / WECARD, Dr Paco Sereme during the Opening Ceremony of the continental conference on climate that is holding from 10 to 12 March 2015 in Nairobi Kenya.

The AfricaInteract Continental Conference is attended by more than 250 delegates who include senior officials of national governments, representatives of regional economic organizations, researchers, development partners, network partners, and country nodes representing farmers’ organizations, agri-business, development partner agencies and parliamentarians. Read more →