The SmartAg Partner: July-September 2014
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Atakos V, Radeny M, Mungai C, Kinyangi J, eds. The SmartAg Partner: July-September 2014. CCAFS East Africa Quarterly Newsletter. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
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Read about the importance of gender responsive adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies in ensuring a productive agriculture sector. In Uganda, the government is working to prioritize agriculture adaptation actions from the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA). We also show how policy makers in Tanzania can make use of the CCAFS Analogues Tool to identify suitable adaptation strategies for the different agro-ecologies in Tanzania. Find out the emerging challenges and opportunities for African agriculture as highlighted in the Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR) 2014, recently released by AGRA. From the field we have highlights on how cereal and legume crop trials conducted in Kenya and Tanzania are providing farmers opportunities to select the best varieties for managing climate risks. Also, is it time for an exit strategy for traditional climate forecasting? Read on to find out more. A new study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) shows that carbon footprint estimates of milk production are strongly influenced by the inclusion or exclusion of the multiple functions of cattle. From the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), researchers are using local knowledge to create CSA packages of practices. During the quarter, CCAFS hosted a webinar on reaching the private sector with tools and resources for CSA. Find out what options are available for the private sector. Learning events create opportunities to share knowledge and experiences, in the final section of the newsletter read more about how CCAFS is working with ILRI and other partners to improve food security of local communities through improved livestock. Finally, find out how women farmers in Nyando are adapting to climate change by working with researchers.