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12 December 2019
The UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) is taking place from 2-13 December in Madrid, Spain, to prioritise timely, ambitious and coordinated climate change initiatives across the globe. See our recent articles for a review of current climate-smart innovations in Africa.

DOSSIER

Scaling-up climate-smart agriculture solutions

Innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and climate initiatives are using technical advances to increase the climate resilience of food systems, but can they be scaled?

Analysis
Climate resilience: Innovative initiatives to achieve impact

Interview
Robert Zougmoré: “The private sector is the driving force of sustainability”

Field report
Bundled mobile innovations for mitigating climate shocks

HIGH LEVEL INTERVIEW

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg:
“We need to make sure we are investing in the scientists of the future”

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, director of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), outlines how the One Planet Fellowship initiative is supporting young African and European researchers to tackle climate change.

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CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE

Reversing soil damage for climate resilience

Kenyan smallholders are receiving training in good soil practices and the application of organic inputs containing seaweed and plant extracts to scale up soil restoration and reduce plant stress. 

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PUBLICATION

Inspiring action to avert a global crisis

Policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change are increasing but many argue that the window for action is closing and decision-makers need to do more, with greater urgency.

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OPINION

Are CSA digital tools meeting smallholder needs or beyond their capacities?



Infrastructure and literacy levels: key considerations in developing CSA digital tools
Caroline Mwongera, Farming Systems and Climate Change Specialist at CIAT


The need for a holistic approach to deploying CSA digital tools
Simone Fugar, Communications Manager at Esoko


Blending digital and physical tools to deliver CSA information
Stella Ndirangu, Agri-finance Specialist at ACRE Africa

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