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A smallholder farm in Tanzania. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/Todd Rosenstock
Connecting research, practice and policy to upscale climate-smart agriculture
A group of women in Kamotony area in Kenya were worried that they were unable to provide food for their children in the face of climate change impacts. They would ask themselves, “Sasa sisi tutafanya nini kutoka hali hii?” What can we do to emancipate ourselves from this situation?
Their situation is not unique. Like most smallholder farmers in developing countries, they face the challenges of food insecurity, poverty, the degradation of local land and water resources, and increasing climatic variability. These farmers rely on agriculture for food and nutrition security, and income. Climate change is a threat to this very important source of their livelihoods.
“If agricultural systems are to meet the needs of these farmers, they must evolve in ways that lead…
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