Food Security & Agriculture

Together with a loan of EUR 11.3 million and grant of EUR 0.63 million, which was approved by IFAD in June 2020, the additional funding will be used to build on REGEP’s success and extend its completion date until March 2024.
Drought in the Horn of Africa - Rapid response and mitigation plan to avert a humanitarian catastrophe
This report describes the activities that should be prioritized from recent Humanitarian Response Plans in order to save the livelihoods and lives of 1.5 million rural people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia who are facing another La Niña‑induced drought.
Women harvest coffee near Lake Kivu, Rwanda
An innovative contingent finance and response mechanism can safeguard the farmers’ investment contributions and ensure that they have resources available to restart production in case of extreme weather events.
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This study explores the role of effective early warning systems in providing information for vulnerable groups in hotspots to plan, prepare, mitigate, and recover from drought. 
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This article sets out to reconcile a general conceptualization of disaster temporalities by drawing on the epitome example of a creeping disaster, namely famine.
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This study examines several drought early warning systems (DEWS) at global, regional, and national scales, with a special emphasis on agri-food systems.
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Current adaptation finance flows to Africa are insufficient to meet growing adaptation needs on the continent. This report provides an overview of existing adaptation finance flows in Africa and identifies opportunities to increase the volume and efficacy of that finance.
Drought patterns that are becoming more frequent and persistent as a result of climate change are reducing animal herds and exacerbating poverty in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid regions.
This image shows an African farmer who holds fresh vegetables from sustainable farming.
University of California, Davis, has established the Resilience+ Innovation Facility to spark inclusive agricultural transformation among small-scale farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with a $5 million five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
A farmer in Assam carries rice paddy across floodwaters
Each time flash floods engulf their villages, the Mising people shift their homes further inland - but after a decade of flooding and riverbank erosion, they are running out of space.