Category: SD6-Climate Change

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The role of China’s forests in mitigating climate change

Written by Manon Verchot Forest areas in China are rapidly expanding through reforestation and afforestation activities.  There has been much discussion in China about opportunities for climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration and through opportunities for producing feedstock...

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Biofuels venture connects cities to farms in Mozambique

Applying agroforestry solutions to environmental, social and economic problems offers commercial opportunities in developing countries around the globe. This is what Sagun Saxena, Managing Partner of CleanStar Ventures, told the audience during the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) side...

Adaptation and mitigation: two lenses for sustainable agriculture

While food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation are arguably the greatest challenges faced by humanity today, that doesn’t mean they need to be tackled separately. “We see tremendous potential for climate change to be a transformative issue...

Agricultural reality show helps farmers talk to scientists

“Our model is and edutainment model. Entertain, meet information needs … build big audiences.” And big audiences can drive sustainability. So said David Campbell of The Mediae Company at a presentation Bringing Science to Life: CCAFS and Shamba...

Rivers without borders – transforming the way we manage shared watersheds

Pictures speak a thousand words and they can help better manage water resources across Africa’s political borders. This is what Ravi Prabhu, Deputy Director General – Research for the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) told the audience during the...

Nitrogen-fixation in Niger, Tanzanian migrations and a missing Botswanian breed

Nitrogen-fixing trees in Niger, weather-induced migration of Tanzanian farmers and a missing cattle breed in Botswana might seem an unlikely combination. But when it comes to adapting agriculture to climate change, they just happen to have something in...