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IITA trains tutors on climate smart agriculture for sustainable food security in Tanzania

IITA-Tanzania, as part of the Building Capacity for Resilient Food Security Project, trained 33 tutors from agricultural training institutes across 14 regions in Tanzania on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies and practices for the various agroecological zones. The training is part of the project’s objective to build the country’s capacity to effectively respond to the…

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IITA joins push for gender-responsive climate change action in Tanzania

IITA joins push for gender-responsive climate change action in Tanzania

IITA in Tanzania, alongside other actors in the field of climate change, organized a session for members of Tanzanian Women Parliamentary Group (TWPG) to create awareness about the importance of gender responsive policies, plans, and strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation. The parties, under the umbrella of the Tanzania Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (TCSAA),…

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IARSAF holds 22nd Annual Symposium

IARSAF holds 22nd Annual Symposium

The 22nd Annual Symposium of the IITA International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF) was held on 20-24 May in Ibadan. The annual symposium is a gathering of research fellows and early career researchers and provides an opportunity to showcase their research activities through posters and oral presentations. Following the theme of the symposium:…

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Picture of Farmers looking at the improved sorghum varieties intercropped with cowpea at their demonstration site.

Supporting farmers in Tanzania to cope with climate change

IITA has established three demonstration sites in Dodoma region to showcase to farmers appropriate Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices for arid and semi-arid areas.

Plantain is an important crop in the economy of Cameroon.

Researchers predict worse impacts of climate change on plantain and educational attendance in Central Africa

The impact of climate change continues to be high but coincides with low adaptive capacity of farmers in Central Africa.

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New center of excellence beefs up capacity to address biorisks associated with climate change

The newly established Biorisk Management Facility (BIMAF) recently organized its first ever training — on Modeling under Climate Change Scenarios, 16-20 October, in the IITA station, Republic of Benin. The training provided an overview of potential insect modeling tools available and offered a data analysis opportunity to participants that included students and scientists working on…

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IITA researchers present on climate change policy studies at CCAFS climate change meeting in Ireland

IITA researchers working on climate change were among the scientists gathered in Galway, Ireland, for an international conference on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security – Where is the cutting edge?

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Good progress but major challenges remain in gender integration efforts in agric and climate change policies in Tanzania and Uganda

While both Uganda and Tanzania have made great strides in strengthening the gender component of their agriculture and climate change policies, a lot still needs to be done to ensure gender issues are adequately addressed including the allocation of resources and better planning of activities and strategies for gender transformation. This in turn will contribute…

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Stakeholders hail climate change district learning alliances

We need a special committee or government agency to address issues of climate change in the country, something similar to a committee that was formed in the past to deal with HIV/AIDS”. This was said by Lucas Shemndolwa, the recently elected Lushoto District Council Chairperson during a reflection meeting attended by members of the Lushoto…

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Fulbright/NATGEO Fellow visits IITA−icipe

Tim McDonnell, a journalist on a Fulbright and National Geographic Fellowship, visited IITA’s Central Africa Hub coordination office at icipe in Nairobi. Tim is an environment and science reporter for Mother Jones magazine, a US national affairs magazine in New York whose reporting focuses primarily on climate change. He is currently a research fellow with the Fulbright…

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