All articles for the topic: smallholder farmers

The PICSA Approach

An investigation of the effects of PICSA on smallholder farmers’ decision-making and livelihoods

This case study analyses the affect of the PICSA approach on smallholder farmer's decision-making and livelihoods when implemented at large scale in Northern Ghana.

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Paddy field observation during Climate Field School in Baruga Village, Kendari. Photo by Mohammad Fadli for USAID APIK

Equipping Farmers with Climate and Weather Knowledge for More Resilient Agriculture

This story explains how, in an era of increasing meteorological and hydrological uncertainty, climate and weather information systems (CWIS) can play an important role in helping farmers.

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Enhancing resilience using Indigenous Fodder Trees

This policy brief describes how Indigenous Fodder Trees can be used to improve food security and enhance the climate resilience of livestock herders.

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Climandes project

MeteoSwiss and SENAMHI Peru join forces in the Climandes project for climate-smart agriculture to promote food security and poverty reduction.

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Namibia Climate Change Adaptation booklets

These two booklets, one in English and the other in Oshiwambo, look at the changing climate in Namibia, and at the measures being taken to adapt.

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Farm Radio International

Farm Radio International is the only organization in the world focused exclusively on serving African farming families and communities through the radio.

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Small-scale farmers turn to sericulture farming to adapt to climate change

In Ruiru constituency, some 30 kilometers from Nairobi, a group of small-scale farmers are turning to sericulture farming to cushion themselves from the devastating vagaries of climate change.

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Improving supplier resilience with information

Improving supplier resilience is important for global food security. If small-scale farmers can enhance their resilience against extreme weather, they are also likely to increase crop yield.

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A farmer in Kenya using the P2P service WeFarm. Credit: Camilla Gordon and Kenny Ewan.

Utilising Crowdsourced Knowledge to Enhance Resilience

WeFarm's free SMS service enables farmers to receive locally relevant, crowdsourced information from other farmers without having to leave their farm or invest any money.

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WeFarm

There are 500 million smallholder farmers in the world, most of whom live on less than $1 a day.
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Farmers assess climate change technologies in Tanzania

Report of a community assessment exploring the takeup, effectiveness, gender benefit, and affordability of technologies introduced in a climate change adaptation project in Tanzania.

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Introducing Biocultural Heritage Territories

This photofilm presents three examples of biocultural heritage territories: The Quechua Potato Park (Peru), the Naxi Seed Park (China), and the Lepcha/Limbu Bean Park (India).

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Does climate information matter?

Does climate information matter? An innovative tool to measure the value of climate services for farmers

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Farmer to farmer video at the Himalayan Permaculture Centre - Photostory

The Himalayan Permaculture Centre (HPC) works to support people in ten rural villages by promoting no-or-low cost, locally appropriate techniques that have the potential to improve livelihoods.

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Showing how climate services can work for smallholder farmers

Reflection on the Third International Conference on Climate Services (2013), where CGIAR showed donors, researchers and practitioners how climate services can work for smallholder farmers.

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Climate change implications to food security and livelihood of small scale farmers

Adaptation challenge For small-scale, subsistence farmers in Lao PDR, climate risks pose a significant threat to food security as crop losses can occur during the mid-year dry spell and the...
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Climate change implications for food security and livelihoods of small scale farmers

Adaptation challenge Exposure to climate risks in the northern to central Philippines seriously threatens rice farming and the sustainability of rice farmers’ income. Downscaled climate...
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