“Uncertainty Grows in Zimbabwe as the Trump Administration Considers Cutting Foreign Aid”

“Zimbabwe receives $150 million in U.S. aid funding annually to combat food insecurity and support climate resilience programs for 2.1 million people”, writes Andrew Mambondiyani Trump Brings Great Uncertainty to Africa Many drought-stricken rural communities were hoping that their turn for much needed help would arrive soon, with new USAID-funded programs initiated in their regions. ...

Making climate finance work in agriculture

10. June 2017 CCAFS, climate change 573
This discussion paper was produced as a background document for the 2016 FAO State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report. It was produced through desk research and analysis of existing agricultural and climate finance literature. Moreover, qualitative interviews with key experts representing different stakeholder groups in the agriculture, climate, and financial sectors were conducted to ...

Climate change adaptation in West Africa needs to be driven by investments in agriculture

Climate change adaptation in West Africa needs to be driven by investments in agriculture
March 14, 2017. Laura Cramer (CCAFS) A new study finds that strong economic development in West Africa can increase food security and agricultural development, but low investment in agriculture will worsen the negative effects of climate change on agriculture. It may not be possible to see into the future, but envisioning certain possibilities, or scenarios, ...