climate smart agriculture

Thematic briefing note: Cultivating farmer resilience to climate change

Thematic briefing note: Cultivating farmer resilience to climate change

Farm Radio International supports farmers in learning about and applying techniques to increase their resilience to climate change. We work closely with partner radio stations in sub-Saharan Africa to produce and broadcast participatory radio programs that provide practical, detailed information on adaptive agricultural practices. These radio programs — broadcast in local languages and featuring the…

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CCAFS Working Paper: Interactive radio's promising role in climate information services

CCAFS Working Paper: Interactive radio’s promising role in climate information services

Farmers require relevant, timely and continuous information and advice regarding historic climate variability, probabilistic seasonal forecasts, and monitoring and short-lead information about growing season weather. This information can help them to make informed decisions about their farming practices and enable decision-makers to understand and act on the information (Tall et al., 2014). These services are…

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Uganda Farm Radio, Radio and interactive communications technologies to promote forest landscape restoration

Uganda Farm Radio, Radio and interactive communications technologies to promote forest landscape restoration

In 2014 and 2015, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) collaborated with Farm Radio International (FRI) on a project – Radio and ICT to Promote Forest Landscape Restoration – with the aim of promoting Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) for landholders/farmers in Uganda. Between September 2014 and June 2015, IUCN’s goal was to use…

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CCAFS Working Paper: Delivering climate services for farmers and pastoralists through interactive radio

CCAFS Working Paper: Delivering climate services for farmers and pastoralists through interactive radio

CCAFS-led activities in the GFCS Adaptation Program in Africa include: training agricultural extension staff and other intermediaries to communicate climate services with farming communities; implement research-based assessment of needs, and monitoring and evaluation of improvements in the access and use of climate services by rural communities (farmers, pastoralists), and design scalable mechanisms to communicate climate…

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Scoping study: Delivering climate services at large scale for farmers and pastoralists in Tanzania and Malawi through rural radio

This audience research, conducted in October 2014, shows that for both Malawi and Tanzania, radio and mobile phones are in common use, and are rated by farmers and pastoralists to have great potential as effective and trusted channels where they can access various climate information services. The data shows farmers are currently rarely receiving or…

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