African farmers and agribusinesses need fair access to markets in face of climate change

Southern and Eastern Africa face the twin challenges of growing agricultural production to meet food demand while adapting to extreme weather. And climate change makes addressing these challenges extremely urgent. Southern Africa is a climate change hotspot. Eastern Africa is projected … Continue reading African farmers and agribusinesses need fair access to markets in face of climate change

University of Ghana contributes to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report

A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics of University of Ghana, Dr. Nana Ama Browne Klutse, is one of the lead authors who contributed significantly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report 6 (AR6). IPCC is … Continue reading University of Ghana contributes to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report

Scientists say adapt plant roots to protect food security from climate

Scientists say adapt plant roots to protect food security from climate

Overheating is creating issues for agriculture across the globe – now, scientists think that adapting plant roots to the heat could protect food security Plant physiologist and computer scientist, Alexander Bucksch, associate professor of Plant Biology at the University of … Continue reading Scientists say adapt plant roots to protect food security from climate

The good, the bad and the urgent: Multilateral development banks climate finance in 2020

Multilateral development banks (MDBs) play an important role in financing developing countries’ efforts to reduce emissions and protect against the effects of climate change, and 2020 was a critical waypoint for MDB climate finance. For one, it marked the due … Continue reading The good, the bad and the urgent: Multilateral development banks climate finance in 2020

Climate change and Covid-19: Atiwa East farmers and stakeholders discuss constraints

Climate change and Covid-19 has undoubtedly affected Agriculture in recent times but the Atiwa East District Department of Agriculture in its quest to ensure that research activities, especially adaptive research respond to farmers and their constraints are identified through the … Continue reading Climate change and Covid-19: Atiwa East farmers and stakeholders discuss constraints

New hands-on tool to develop climate-resilient development projects

The Resilience Booster Tool developed by the World Bank Group under the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) co-financed Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility (AFRI-RES), is now available for project developers. Direct, climate-related impacts from floods, drought, water stress, agricultural losses, and deteriorating health … Continue reading New hands-on tool to develop climate-resilient development projects

Rethinking the future of the agriculture sector through sustainability and modernisation

For many countries across Africa, agriculture remains one of the most important sectors of the economy. Agriculture accounts for 14% of total GDP in sub-Saharan Africa, and a majority of the continent’s population is employed in the sector. In addition, … Continue reading Rethinking the future of the agriculture sector through sustainability and modernisation