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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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Picture of DG Nteranya Sanginga (right) is welcomed by the President of the Republic of Benin, H.E. Patrice Talon.

Benin President volunteers to endorse IITA’s initiative to create internat’l center dealing with biorisks associated with climate change

His Excellency Patrice Talon, President of the Republic of Benin, will be promoting IITA’s initiative in mitigating biorisks associated with climate change to a broad audience during the upcoming COP 22 in Morocco this November. The President volunteered to champion this cause on 11 October, when a delegation from IITA headed by DG Nteranya Sanginga,…

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Picture of DG Sanginga leads the IITA delegation that met with H.E. President Patrice Talon in Benin. The delegation included IITA-Benin Country Representative Manuele Tamo (center).

Le Président du Bénin sera le champion pour une initiative de l’IITA de la création d’un centre international liées au bio-agresseurs associes aux changements climatique

Son Excellence, Monsieur Patrice Talon, Président de la République du Bénin, a accepté de faire la promotion d’une initiative de l’IITA pour atténuer les risques biotiques enduits par le changement climatique à un large public au cours de la prochaine 22 COP au Maroc en novembre. Une délégation de l’IITA conduite par DG Nteranya Sanginga,…

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IITA showcases R4D work at 2016 Malawi agriculture fair

IITA was one of over a hundred organizations that showcased their work and products at the recent 2016 Malawi Agriculture Fair held 8 to 10 September in Blantyre with the theme Climate Smart Agriculture.

Picture of IITA’s Edidah Ampaire highlight’s the role of women in climate change adaptation issues.

Researchers make a case to Uganda parliamentarians on gender-responsive policies on climate change and food security

A team of researchers from IITA and their partners therefore engaged parliamentarians, permanent secretaries, commissioners, and civil society organizations in a discussion on the interaction between gender, climate change, and food security.

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