There is no country in the world that is not experiencing first-hand the drastic effects of climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, and are now more than 50 percent higher than their 1990 level. Further, global warming is causing long-lasting changes to our climate system, which threatens irreversible consequences if we do not take action now.
The annual average losses from earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones and flooding amount to hundreds of billions of dollars, requiring an investment of US$6 billion annually in disaster risk management alone. The goal aims to mobilize $100 billion annually by 2020 to address the needs of developing countries and help mitigate climate-related disasters.
Helping more vulnerable regions, such as land locked countries and island states, adapt to climate change must go hand in hand with efforts to integrate disaster risk measures into nationa... Read more
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that helps to guide
actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to
effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing
Climate - smart agriculture (CSA) seeks to support countries in securing the necessary policies as well as the technical and financial conditions.These enables the countries to:
-sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes;
-build both the resilience and the capacity of agricultural and food systems to adapt to climate change;
-seek opportunities to reduce and remove green house gasses (GHG) in order to meet their national food security and development goals.
Good CSA models exist with lessons learnt but most have not been shared hence limiting the ability for partnership and scale up.
The Successful Models of Investing in CSA forum during the APF Network Day 2017 fostered sharing and le... Read more
According to 2011 FAO Global Food Losses and Food Waste (FLW) report, a third of all food produced in the world of human consumption never reach the consumer's table.These amounts to 1.3 billion tonnes of food lost or wasted evey year.
The Food Waste and Loss session brought on board various stakeholders who shared their insights that helped to draft an ACTION PLAN.The following were the represented stakeholders: Practitioners with a change maker attitude; Policymakers who can twist policies in a sustainable and inclusive way; Businesses that turn waste into value; Businesses that offer value chain systems; Innovators with innovative solutions to Food Loss and Waste (FLW); Entrepreneurs that can scale-up tested and applicable innovations to make money while addressing Food Loss and Waste.
The session began on a high note with Dr.Jane Ambuko f... Read more
The AgriProFocus Annual Network Day 2017 was an auspicious event that brought on board about 300 participants from the private sector, government agencies, farmer organizations, knowledge institutes and development partners. Held at the Safari Park Hotel, the event began at exactly 8.00 a.m with arrival and registration of participants.
The session brought together young agripreneurs and stakeholders interested in youth led agribusinesses who shared their experiences.Thereafter organizations supporting youth led enterprises made presentations outlining their journeys.
Four youth agripreneurs were engaged in the panel, to share their entrepreneurial journey.
Mary Maina, a graduate in Food Science from Egerton University gave her experience on her experience with dairy farmers.A lot of milk would go to waste since farmers did not have skills on value addition. Most farm... Read more
Voice for Change partnership launch was held on the 29th of September 2017 at the Sarova Panafric Hotel. It was an auspicious event that brought on board sixty five stakeholders drawn from national and county government departments, community based and national CSOs, research, think tanks and international development organizations.
The programme addressed four issues namely: food and nutrition safety, resilience, renewable energy, water, sanitation and hygiene. The day's programme was divided into several sessions aimed at getting perspectives from different stakeholders.
Mr Irungu Houngton, the Executive Director of Chapter One Kenya while giving his perspective on the role of CSOs in development noted that civil society organizations are at the front seat of the country's future as they point out issues that are not protecting the rights of citizens. He further noted that CSOs are at the voice of citizens at the local, national and intern... Read more