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Capacity building and training

A country cannot mitigate or adapt to climate change without first strengthening skills and the knowledge to do so. The CTCN works with network members and local stakeholders to provide information, training and support to build and/or strengthen the capacity of developing countries to identify, maintain and adapt climate technology solutions.  Capacity building and training can enable decision-makers to initiate change on local and national level. As part of this effort, the CTCN strives to develop analytical tools, policies and best practices for country-driven climate mitigation and adaptation. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.  

Capacity building and training

  • Using a Whole-farm modelling approach to assess changes in farming systems in Benin

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, August 27, 2018
    Objective: 

    Farmers will adopt new agricultural technologies and other policy instruments if they fit into their resource endowments, objectives, goals, and risk aversion strategies. This study examines the effects of high-yielding maize varieties and the use of machineries on the production, income, crop mixtures, and demand for production resources in two farms and farm household typologies in the northern cotton growing belt of Benin Republic. The role of whole-farm modelling in agricultural technology and policy instruments evaluation is discussed.

  • Smallholders’ Access to Agricultural Equipment and Agro-Inputs in Mali

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, August 27, 2018
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    Farm equipment and agro-inputs are essential to raise the labor and land productivity. Due to low incomes, smallholder farmers are not able to acquire quality equipment and agro-inputs timely and at cost effective. Poor farmers, especially women have to wait until men finish with their activities to benefit from farm equipment. Although the government of Mali adopted a subsidy program since 2008, still many farmers couldn’t access to quality and cost effective fertilizer or equipment. Because the share they should pay is beyond their financial capacities.

  • Factors Affecting the Adoption of Innovative Technologies by Livestock Farmers in Arid Area of Tunisia

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, August 27, 2018
    Objective: 

    Despite the efforts to promote adoption of innovative technologies (IT) by the Government and
    international development projects, the adoption rate among farmers has always been low in
    Tunisia. This paper aims to investigate the determinants of farmer’s decisions to adopt IT in the
    arid area of Tunisia. Economic, socio-demographic and institutional variables were selected as
    factors. A sample of 200 farmers was considered; only half of them adopted the IT. A binary
    logistic regression was used for the analysis. Regarding economic and socio-demographic

  • Agricultural Extension Service and Technology Adoption for Food and Nutrition Security: Ethiopia

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, August 27, 2018

    The objective of this paper is twofold. First, using a three rounds panel data of 7110 households,
    we investigate the adoption decisions and the complementarities among the four labor-intensive
    technologies (agricultural extension service, irrigation, soil conservation and planting seeds in a
    row) and a comprehensive use of four modern inputs (improved seed variates, inorganic
    fertilizer, pesticides, organic fertilizer) which have been frequently adopted by smallholder

  • Promoting gender-responsive adaptation in the agriculture sectors: entry points within National Adaptation Plans

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Objective: 

    Using the framework of the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) process, this brief provides an overview of the key issues to consider and main entry points for gender mainstreaming in the development of NAPs for the agriculture sectors

  • Climate technology incubators and accelerators

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, August 27, 2018
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    Innovation is the process by which new ideas are developed to respond to societal, environmental and economic needs. By generating new products, services, businesses, organizational models and behavioural changes, innovation speeds up and scales up national efforts to address climate change. It is key to implementing the Paris Agreement and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Historically, small enterprises have played an important role in technological innovation, often leading to the introduction of paradigm-shifting technologies and changes in the way we live.

  • Catalysing finance for incubators and accelerators

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, August 27, 2018
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    Executive Summary 

    Innovation is crucial for implementing the Paris Agreement and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
    •     Incubators and accelerators can reduce the risk, enhance the impact and speed up the technology innovation process. They do this by building the capacity of entrepreneurs and connecting them to markets, finance and other key innovation actors.

  • A Partnership in Technology Transfer

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    This report provides an overview of and reflections by the core DNV GL team on the work undertaken as part of the multi-year strategic partnership between DNV GL and the CTCN. It provides lessons learned by the team and recommendations and ideas for future consideration by the CTCN going forward.

  • Building Climate Smart Farmers

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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    A Guidebook for Doubling Income of Farmers in Arena of Climate Change

    Climate change poses the greatest challenge to sustainable agriculture and food security. This comprehensive guidebook for farmers has been prepared by Dr. Kirit N. Shelat and Dr. Odemari Mbuya. 

    There is a growing knowledge about methods of promoting Climate Smart Agriculture and this book provides useful insights into the various steps. 

  • Wood Energy: Renewable, Profitable and Modern

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, February 1, 2014
    Objective: 

    As an outgrow of 20 years of field experience in Africa in supporting household energy programs, Steve Sepp presents a guidebook for fostering sustainable wood energy that is easily accessible though rich in empirical facts and figures. The succinct analysis summarizes core advantages of wood-based fuels, followed by challenges and success stories in favor of conducive wood energy policies. The 40-page-publication was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH's program HERA (‘Poverty-Oriented Basic Energy Services').

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