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Community-based agricultural extension

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    The Climate Technology Centre and Network together with its Consortium partner UNEP-DTU Partnership is holding a Training of Trainers in Harare, Zimbabwe on Climate Smart Agriculture. The training is organized together with Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement, Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate and Green Impact Trust.

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    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    United Kingdom
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency

    Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

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    Country of registration
    Nepal
    Relation to CTCN
    TA proponent
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Agriculture and forestry
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    Agriculture is predominantly rainfed in Ghana where the climate is dominated by the inter tropical convergence zone and the hot, dry harmattan winds blowing from the Sahara.The south of the country experiences a bimodal rainfall regime, with a major and a minor rainfall season while the north of the country has a unimodal rainfall regime. Climate change scenarios show that mean temperatures in the Savannah Zones, predominantly in the north, can be expected to increase by approximately 2°C by 2050.

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    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    South Korea
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Agriculture and forestry
    Carbon fixation and abatement
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Industry
    Infrastructure and Urban planning
    Transport
    Waste management
    Water

    Science and Technology Policy Institute have served as a top think tank in science and technology. Ranked top 16 in the 2015 Global Think Tank Rankings, STEPI guides the development of the national policy agenda and leads foresight research in Korea.

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    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    United States
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Renewable energy
    Marine and Fisheries

    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is a research and academic type of an institution established in 1975 with the mission to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.

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    This paper reviews the central role of institutions for climate-smart agriculture (CSA), focusing on the role of institutions in promoting inclusivity, providing information, enabling local level innovation, encouraging investment, and offering insurance to enable smallholders, women, and poor resource-dependent communities to adopt and benefit from CSA. We discuss the role of state, collective action, and market institutions at multiple levels, with particular attention to the importance of local-level institutions and institutional linkages across levels.

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    Cocoa is one of Cameroon’s most important agricultural commodities and exported cash crops, and women are particularly active in the sector. In order to gather more gender sensitive information, GTZ conducted a survey among 1000 Cameroonian male and female producers. The aim of the survey was to determine the extent and consequences of gender inequality in this key agricultural sector, with the rationale that gender inequalities in the agricultural sector hamper potential economic growth in a country where agriculture is so crucial for the economy.

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    Poor women in Bangladesh, India and Nepal are struggling to protect their lives, homes, assets and livelihoods from weather-related hazards caused by climate change. Nevertheless, women are not passive victims of climate change. This report presents field research conducted in the Ganga river basin in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, with poor women in rural areas. Participatory research tools were used to explore: the impact of changing monsoon and flooding patterns on their livelihoods; existing coping strategies; constraints to adaptation; and adaptation priorities (i.e.

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    Ethiopia is working to increase its agricultural productivity. One way to achieve this is to ensure that women and men involved in agriculture have access to farming advice and support. This article is about capacity building for gender-sensitive agricultural extension planning in a two-year Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) pilot project - at the Ministry of Agriculture of Ethiopia.