Work in Harare

30. May 2017 Harare, WFP 0
Work in Harare
The World Food Programme’s Harare Country Office is in Belgravia, on a road lined with palm trees (not uncommon for Harare). My colleagues are from a diverse range of places with most having worked for WFP in at least a few different countries. After receiving various warm welcomes, my ID card, my ThinkPad loan, and ...

Life in Harare

14. May 2017 Harare 2
Life in Harare
Just over a week ago I arrived at Harare International Airport and stepped into the bright, hot sun. A jovial WFP driver named Kenneth picked me up and answered all of my questions about life in Zimbabwe (yes, they do have Nandos). Upon arriving at my accommodation, I promptly collapsed from exhaustion from watching too ...

ENACTS Transforms Insurance Projects in Africa

29. April 2017 index insurance 0
ENACTS Transforms Insurance Projects in Africa
ENACTS Transforms Insurance Projects in Africa Posted by IRI on April 12, 2017 By Dan Osgood, Lead Scientist, IRI Financial Instruments Sector Team Small farms are vulnerable to climate risk, but most smallholder farmers around the world don’t have access to insurance and other financial tools to manage fluctuations in climate. Over the past decade we’ve ...

CCAFS International Conference – Where is the cutting edge?

18. April 2017 CCAFS, events 0
CCAFS International Conference – Where is the cutting edge?
The NUI Galway Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC) and the global Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program will host an international Conference on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) on Monday 24th April 2017.   The CCAFS global research programme is a collaboration ...

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, ...

To be an MSc CCAFS student…

07. March 2017 blog 1
To be an MSc CCAFS student…
I discovered in mid-July of 2016 that I had received a scholarship to study in Ireland. The course was a Masters in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. The university, NUIG. The sponsor, Irish Aid. I arrived to a fading summer in Dublin to meet the ICOS staff who would support me during my studies ...