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Connecting development actors in Ethiopia: linking climate change, nutrition and gender

One of the issues high on the agenda at this weeks United Nations Climate Summit is food security. As demonstrated in the latest IPCC report, climate change is having an impact on already worrying levels of hunger and undernutrition in the world. This evidence has reinforced the importance of agriculture becoming more climate smart in order to: increase food security, adapt to build resilience, and reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation).

Our Climate Change Resource Guide editor Fatema Rajabali, writing for the Knowledge, Technology and Society blog, reflects on some recent work in Ethiopia which looked at how nutritionists, agriculturalists, gender, environmental and climate change professionals are starting to talk to one another and respond to the need for climate smart agriculture. You can read the full blog here.

Further reading on Eldis


  • Browse some of the latest research on Agriculture, food security and climate change below.

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The importance of reducing animal product consumption and wasted food in mitigating catastrophic climate change
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Research note: Impact of climate change on livestock production in Zimbabwe
E. Masama / Zimbabwe Open University 2016
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Planning for climate change in the Dryland Areas of West Africa
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2015
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Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Activity II in Ghana: Climate change mitigation co-benefits from sustainable intensification of maize, soybean, and rice
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ADVANCE II is a 4.5-year activity funded by USAID under its Feed the Future (FTF) initiative and is implemented by ACDI/VOCA in the Upper East, Upper West, and Northern Regions of Ghana. Begun in 2014, the goal of the activity is to s...
Resilience and economic growth in arid lands – accelerated growth in Kenya mitigation co-benefits of herd size and feed quality management
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
REGAL-­AG, a 5-­year project implemented by ACDI/VOCA and funded under the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative, sought to increase economic growth in rural communities by improving competitiveness and inclusiveness in the livesto...
The economic advantage: assessing the value of climate change actions in agriculture
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
Agriculture is a sector especially sensitive to climate change. It also accounts for significant emissions and is, therefore, a priority for both adaptation and mitigation plans and actions at global, national and local levels. ...
Fertilizers and low emission development in sub-Saharan Africa
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
Many countries in Africa included fertilizer use, soil fertility management, and agricultural inputs as part of their contributions to the Paris Climate Agreement. While nitrogen (N) fertilizers contribute substantially to nitrous oxi...
Climate change adaptation in agriculture and natural resource management in Tanzania: a gender policy review
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
More than twenty years have passed since the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, where gender mainstreaming was acknowledged as an indispensable global strategy for achieving gender equality. Since then, Tanzania has undoubtedly made ef...
The economics advantage: assessing the value of climate change actions in agriculture
International Fund for Agricultural Development 2016
Agriculture is a sector especially sensitive to climate change. It also accounts for significant emissions and is, therefore, a priority for both adaptation and mitigation plans and actions at global, national and local levels. This r...