Zuid-Afrika meeting - Climate Smart Agriculture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 January 2018, 09:30-12:00
  Unie van Waterschappen, Koningskade 40, Den Haag

Zuid-Afrika bijeenkomst 25 januari en Scoping Report Climate Smart Agriculture

Op 25 januari organiseren NWP,, Verbos Business Development en de UvW een gecombineerde bijeenkomst in het kader van het Partners voor Water programma en de Water en AgriFood Nexus in Zuid-Afrika. Tevens zal de landbouwraad, Jack Vera aanwezig zijn en zijn visie met u delen. Tijdens deze bijeenkomst kijken we terug op de activiteiten van het Zuid-Afrikaplatform in 2017 en bereiden we ons voor op de daaruit voortgekomen acties. Zo hebben het bezoek van Minister Mokonyane aan de Amsterdam International Water Week, het City of the Future evenement in Durban en de Economische Missie in Kaapstad, gezorgd voor een goede positionering van de Nederlandse water sector in Zuid-Afrika in 2017.

Registeren voor deze bijeenkomst kan tot dinsdag 23 januari via deze link. Hier vindt u ook de details over de locatie en tijd. 

In 2018 wordt in juni de WISA conferentie (water) in Kaapstad georganiseerd en in augustus staat de

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 December 2017 at 06:40

Agriculture takes a leap forward at Bonn Climate Talks

UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme highlights need for sectoral adaptation planning

Bonn, Germany – The signature decision on agriculture coming out of this year's climate talks in Bonn, called the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, provides a new opportunity to address how climate change impacts on agricultural production have put millions of lives and livelihoods at risk worldwide.

"This bold landmark decision brings agriculture to the forefront of the international climate change agenda, and looks directly at important issues such as assessing adaptation and mitigation benefits of agriculture, improving soil health, nutrient management and livestock systems, and addressing the socio-economic and food security issues associated with climate change in the agriculture sectors," said Julia Wolf, Natural Resource Officer and Coordinator from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the Un

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 30 November 2017 at 09:22

Taking Lead on SDG 13; Climate Action: Reflections from the APF Network Day 2017

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 24 November 2017 at 01:40

What are the successful models of investing in climate smart agriculture?

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.

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 October 2017 at 04:41

Can Index Insurance Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient?

By Wambi Michael

Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of micro insurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for lost crops and livestock due to climate change.

A number of African governments have either introduced or are piloting index insurance while some are still waiting and watching to see if it will have any tangible impact. Various experts attending the Global Green Growth Week conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia discussed and shared experiences with index insurance as an innovation in agriculture for climate and food security in Africa.

Uganda is among the African countries that have just introduced an index insurance scheme run on a public private partnership basis between insurance firms, the insurance regulatory authority and the Central Bank of Uganda, which holds the money.

The Government of Uganda allo

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Sarah Assefa Members of our Agroecology network have commented that the total rainfall in the season is not the critical indicator of crop success - rather whether or not rain comes at critical times in the growth of the crop - especially the flowering time for many grains and fruits. The critical time will be different for each crop! So this is one reason that Ethiopians point to the index not being targeted enough to be well correlated to economic output.  I do find this kind of support for managing risk at the smallholder level to be important and I hope that it will take off one day.

2 months 3 weeks ago

Marion Alyek Dear Sarah,Thank you for sharing your insight!. Its good to know that the Ethiopians art the small holders level find this very important. I can only hope that we can all try and sensitize our farmers public about the importance of index Insurance!

2 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 October 2017 at 04:50

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) boss routes for Agroecosystems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) boss Mr. Igbokwe noted that global agricultural production is already being affected by changes in rainfall and temperature thus compromising food security.   “Many studies reveal that small farmers who follow agro-ecological practices cope with, and even prepare for climate change. Through managing on-farm biodiversity and soil cover and by enhancing soil organic matter, agro ecological farmers minimize crop failure under extreme climatic events,” he explained. 

Igbokwe noted that global agricultural production is already being affected by changes in rainfall and temperature thus compromising food security. 

 Full article here

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 23 August 2017 at 02:09

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Kesempatan mendapat 25,000 Euro untuk ide bisnismu!

Kali ini ada peluang istimewa untuk entrepreneur Indonesia. Kolaborasi dengan Kedutaan Besar Kerajaan Belanda di Jakarta memungkinkan satu pemenang diseleksi dari proposal proyek yang berlokasi di Indonesa. Peluang menang dari Indonesia lebih besar. Ayo segera kirim idemu!

MoMo4Climate mengundangmu untuk mengirim ide kreatif pada periode ketiga btahun 2017. Kamu ditantang untuk mengirim proposal bisnis inovaif yang mampu menarik investasi swasta untuk mitigasi dan adaptasi perubahan iklim di negara berkembang. Tahun ini, hadiah untuk dua proposal paling menjanjikan adalah 25,000 euro. Lihat lebih lanjut dan kirim proposalmu paling lambat tanggal 17 September 2017.

Apa keuntungan buatmu?

Sejak 2014 kami menerima sekitar seratus proposal bisnis secara total. MoMo4Climate telah membantu beberapa proposal ini untuk melangkah lebih lanjut. Misalnya, hadiah uang memungkinkan Royal IHC, sal

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Ence Suhana Nyobaa ah

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 22 August 2017 at 07:36

Another shot at € 25.000 for your business idea

MoMo4Climate is inviting you to submit your creative ideas for the third call of 2017. You are challenged to submit an innovative business proposal that attracts private investment for a climate mitigation or adaptation project in a developing country. This year, the reward for the two most promising proposals is € 25,000. Have a look at and submit your plan on 17 September latest.

Additionally, a special opportunity is offered for entrepreneurs in Indonesia. This year, in cooperation with the Dutch embassy in Jakarta, one of the winners will be selected from the project proposals that are to be located in Indonesia. The other winner will be selected from the regular proposals.

What is in it for you?

Since 2014 we have received about a hundred business proposals in total. MoMo4Climate has helped several of these proposals a step forward. The prize money has enabled Royal IHC, one of last year’s winner, to conduct a pilot stu

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Akibodé Djodji Un autre tir à € 25.000 pour votre idée d'entreprise   MoMo4Climate vous invite à soumettre vos idées créatives pour le troisième appel de 2017. Vous êtes confronté à un souci de soumettre une proposition d'entreprise novatrice qui attire des investissements privés pour un projet d'atténuation climatique ou d'adaptation dans un pays en développement. Cette année, la récompense pour les deux propositions les plus prometteuses est de 25 000 €. Regardez et soumettez votre plan le 17 septembre dernier.   En outre, une opportunité spéciale est offerte aux entrepreneurs en Indonésie. Cette année, en coopération avec l'ambassade des Pays-Bas à Jakarta, l'un des gagnants sera sélectionné parmi les propositions de projets qui seront situées en Indonésie. L'autre gagnant sera sélectionné parmi les propositions régulières.   Qu'y a-t-il pour vous?   Depuis 2014, nous avons reçu une centaine de propositions d'affaires au total. MoMo4Climate a aidé plusieurs de ces propositions à faire un pas en avant. Le prix en argent a permis à Royal IHC, l'un des gagnants de l'année dernière, de mener une étude pilote sur l'amélioration durable de la récolte d'algues. La Fondation OPIN, l'autre gagnante, a stimulé le développement d'une alternative durable à l'utilisation du charbon en Afrique de l'Ouest, grâce à MoMo4Climate. Mais en plus du prix en argent, MoMo a plus d'avantages à offrir. MoMo4Climate conseille les promoteurs de propositions présentant un potentiel particulier sur les exigences et les possibilités de soumission aux fonds et sur les possibilités de soutien dans le renforcement des capacités, l'assistance technique ou le développement de cas d'affaires.   Comment ça marche?   Toutes les propositions seront examinées sur la viabilité du business case, le potentiel de mobilisation des investissements privés, le potentiel de mise à l'échelle et la contribution qu'il apporte à l'atténuation ou à l'adaptation au changement climatique par un panel d'experts. Le panel offre des conseils pour rendre votre proposition commerciale plus rentable et récompenser les deux gagnants avec le soutien nécessaire pour mettre en œuvre et étendre votre idée.   Les propositions - y compris celles pour l'Indonésie - peuvent être soumises maintenant sur Ici, vous pouvez également trouver les conditions de participation, les critères d'évaluation et les informations sur les finalistes du passé. La date limite de soumission des propositions est le 17 septembre 2017.   À propos de MoMo4Climate   MoMo4Climate est une initiative de l'UICN NL, ECN, NWP et le ministère néerlandais des Affaires étrangères pour mobiliser plus de capitaux privés pour s'attaquer aux impacts et aux causes du changement climatique dans les pays en développement en réunissant des entrepreneurs, des décideurs et des investisseurs.   Nous attendons vos idées, vos propositions et vos projets!   Cordialement,   L'équipe MoMo

5 months 4 days ago

Gerlance KAMBALE MUSAVULI Merci pour la traduction Cher Akibodé Djodji 

5 months 4 days ago

ADA MAHAMANE Habou Merci infiniment l'infatigable Akibodé! nous sommes ensemble pour une planète sans contrainte climatique, c'est-à-dire un monde en équilibre.

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Akibodé Djodji Merci chers MEMBRES et PARTENAIRES du réseau.La force du réseau, c'est les membres et la force des membres c'est le réseau.On est ensemble.

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Humphrey Mutaasa Will follow through. We have two life changing programs we shall write

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 29 May 2017 at 02:00

Kenya launches a Climate Smart Agriculture Strategy 2017-2026

Kenya declared drought a national disaster and appealed for local and international help in February 2017. Drought has become more frequent in the past 10 years, affecting about 23 counties in 2017. This is not surprising given that agriculture is the most vulnerable sector to climate change and extreme weather events. Media reports indicate the rate of malnutrition is above emergency levels in some areas while other parts of the country have serious acute malnutrition levels.  

The Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Strategy (KCSAS) has been developed to guide investments and implementation of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) activities guaranteeing productivity and food security, while addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation.  

The overall objective of the strategy is to build resilience and minimize emissions from agricultural farming systems for enhanced food and nutritional security and improved livel

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Simon Wachieni Thanks for sharing this. Am very interested with the government strategy on Climate Smart Agriculture since I work on training smallholder farmers on climate smart farming practices.

7 months 3 weeks ago

CORNELIUS MOSS These is very timely information. With the changing climate and increase in human population there is need to adapt to the change for survival.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 April 2017 at 06:56

Prioritising climate-smart agricultural interventions at different scales

Published by Agricultural Systems, February 1st, 2017  

This special of Agricultural Systems focuses on prioritising climate-smart agricultural (CSA) interventions at different scales. Currently, there are few tools that can comprehensively evaluate the range of potential technologies and practices and their possible impacts on food production, environmental sustainability, and mitigation in any context. Therefore, what remains is the prioritization of interventions for investment and broad dissemination. There is a growing body of work by several CGIAR centres and their partners on tools and methods that can be used to prioritise CSA interventions and investments at a range of spatial and temporal scales. This special issue brings together nine papers describing a wide range of approaches and tools. One of the papers (PDF) by Notenbaert et al. describe a generic framework for evaluating and prioritising potential

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Tree planting and nature trail chat

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  21 April 2017, 14:00-17:40
  Karura Forest, Nairobi


AgriProFocus Kenya has organised a half day tree planting exercise in Karura Forest on Friday 21st April 2017, to commemorate this year's Earth Day scheduled for 22nd April 2017. This year's theme "Environmental and Climate Literacy" - a relevant theme for the sector, because a literate society is able to make informed choices to reduce the impacts of climate change. Climate smart strategies need to be learned and widely disseminated by the stakeholders in this space.

The members of the AgriProFocus network would like to find critical answers to what are the opportunities for entrepreneurs in driving climate smart strategies and how do we support them.  As a commitment made during the last Annual Network Day, AgriProFocus network will contribute to making Karura forest green with indigenous species of trees by undertaking a tree planting exercise. We will also get the chance to share amongst ourselves what we are doing to contribute to more learning on climate change.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 November 2016 at 08:46

Climate Smart Greenhouse Building 

What happens when you take a concept, add a generous amount of seed funding and a dash of well-targeted mentorship to it ?

Chaos…the organised variety, that is.

6 months post-GCARD 3 and the desert greenhouse that I made my YAP proposal about is finally taking shape. Here’s a brief look into its genesis.

Partner Canvassing

There would be no use building the greenhouse if we had no potential customers lined up. Our thoughts on who would make the best early adopters were centred around;

Whether the school was within a drought prone region – to be a candidate, the school would have to either be within an already established feeding program or suffer from the fluctuation of food prices within periods of drought.

Distance from Nairobi and accessibility – a closer site would allow us to make regular visits during the trial period.

Whether the school incorporated Agricultural and Business studies within its curriculum – having the greenhouse would be a unique

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