This post is adapted from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) blog. Scientists have calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must be reduced to limit warming to 2°C in 2100. And, they propose a 1 gigatonne annual reduction target by 2030 for farming, arguing […]
Sticky: Paris climate agreement cannot be met without emissions reduction target for agriculture, new study suggests
By Wendy Okolo, and Kelvin Shikuku The area of Nwoya district, Northern Uganda, is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Farmers here rely on low productivity subsistence crops such as sesame, sorghum, beans, groundnuts and millet. Increasing the resilience of local communities, and food security, while simultaneously mitigating climate change effects remains a challenge. Compounding this […]
The 2016 Science Forum in Addis Ababa brought together scientists internal and external to CGIAR to rethink the pathways for agricultural research to promote rural prosperity.