Adaptation in action

  • Photo: IDRC/Nzema

    Testing new farming methods in Tanzania and Malawi

    As communities gain practical knowledge, their experience is helping to shape better policies and practice. Early analysis suggests that a combination of strategies is effective for agricultural adaptation, focusing on: timing of farming activities, crop diversification, seed varieties, water and soil management, and diversifying income sources for farming households.

  • Photo: IDRC/ Van Royeen

    Managing climate risk in South Africa’s Western Cape

    Involving all water users and authorities in decisions on water use helps to agree fair and sustainable ways to share scarce water resources. Integrating scientific analysis and modelling of climate change with policy planning helps planners to understand the effects of climate change.

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  • KENYA: Microloans, Greenhouses Help Women Cope with Climate Change

    KENYA: Microloans, Greenhouses Help Women Cope with Climate Change

    NAIROBI, Mar 2 (IPS) – At Gakoromone Market in Meru, in Kenya’s Eastern Province, Ruth Muriuki arrives in a pickup full of tomatoes and cabbages despite the scarcity of rainfall in the area, thanks to the greenhouse technology she uses on her farm – and microcredit. “A bundle of ten tomatoes which would cost Sh40

  • Traditional weather prediction incorporated into Kenyan forecasts

    Traditional weather prediction incorporated into Kenyan forecasts

    A farmer works in his field at the Kondo farm in Eldoret 400km (248 miles) west of the capital Nairobi on April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Noor Khamis By Isaiah Esipisu EMUHAYA, Kenya (AlertNet) – In Essong’olo village, some 32 km west of Kenya’s Kisumu city, Japheth Olukune Akhati and his neighbours are busy tilling their small

  • Online tool anticipates tomorrow’s agriculture today

    Online tool anticipates tomorrow’s agriculture today

    A Nepalese farmer scatters fertiliser on a field in Bhaktapur, Dec. 2, 2011. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar Source: Alertnet // Isaiah Esipisu NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Coping with the impacts of climate change and trying to stop them getting much worse is already one of the world’s biggest concerns. But scientists at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural

  • Moving Towards a Food-Secure Ghana

    Moving Towards a Food-Secure Ghana

    Lukmanu Whumbi, a farmer in Northern Ghana, points to fields of rice grown using the right inputs and techniques. Credit:Isaiah Esipisu/IPS Buy this picture TAMALE, Ghana, Dec 21, 2011 (IPS) – In Dundo village in Nyankpala district, Northern Ghana, 10 women are busy weeding a rice field on a piece of land donated to them

Articles by the Africa Climate media fellows