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Norwegian Ambassador Vegar Brynildsen and the Mayor of Mafeya looking at different varieties produced by Farmers through the CSAT project in the region of Koulikoro.

IITA-CSAT scaling activity flourishes; welcomes Norwegian Ambassador to Mali

The IITA-Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies (CSAT) project continues to advance with activities in Mali and Niger. CSAT Mali and CSAT Niger are working to scale climate-smart technologies in Sahelian regions and provide farmers with options for better adaptation to climate change. Also, the project is funding research to develop additional opportunities for better adaptation in increased…

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IITA and CIMMYT collaborate to enhance adoption of Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa

IITA and CIMMYT collaborate to enhance adoption of Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa

Lilongwe, Malawi. The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) recently launched a project that aims to investigate the drivers and barriers to adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) in southern Africa and to develop strategies for achieving adoption and impact at scale. The project, Understanding and Enhancing…

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Participants at an Adamawa training session.

Integrated Agriculture Activity trains trainers on climate-smart and improved agricultural practices in North-Eastern Nigeria

As part of its mandate to facilitate improved agro-input and extension advisory services to serve vulnerable populations, the USAID-funded Integrated Agriculture Activity project under Feed the Future Nigeria recently conducted a training of trainers (ToT) for selected participants from Adamawa and Borno States. The training focused on climate-smart and improved agricultural practices, with trainees drawn…

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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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New project launched to improve rural livelihoods and food security in Mali

The Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies (CSAT) project was recently launched in Mali. This research-for-development project will promote and scale up technologies to help producers adapt to the effects of climate change. In addition to scaling up existing technologies, researchers will develop additional options to make better technologies available to different actors, including the use of…

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R4D SpecialPriority – setting in Climate-smart Agricultural Research: A step further in ensuring food security in Africa

A team of scientists, including Philip K. Thornton, Anthony Whitbread, and Lieven Claessens, under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), from several international research organizations including IITA, have identified the need to intensify agricultural research for development, so as to meet the Sustainable Development Goals associated with food production,…

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Picture of IITA’s Alexander Nganga (left) briefing the Minister of Agriculture, Dr George Chaponda, about aflasafe.

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 Farmers take part in an exercise to give their feedback on the CSA and demonstration farms.

Farmers give feedback on Climate Smart Agriculture practices and project implementation in Uganda

A project seeking to promote the adoption of locally appropriate climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in Uganda organized a farmers’ reflection workshop for sharing of information and experiences across various project sites, and to get feedback on the project’s on-farm demonstrations. The feedback will inform the planning for subsequent seasons. On-farm  demonstrations  facilitate outscaling of practices among…

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Special feature: IITA long-term trials validate ISFM benefits

IITA researchers working together with other scientists have shown that food security, crop yields and farmers’ livelihoods; the resilience of cropping systems to climatic change impacts; and mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions derived from fertilizer or soil are significantly enhanced when Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) is practiced during production. To achieve these, stakeholders…

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