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CGIAR Initiative on Diversification in East and Southern Africa and CGIAR Initiative on Gender Equality: Stakeholder Consultation Workshop

Dezembro, 2022

A stakeholder consultation workshop was conducted by the CGIAR Initiatives on Diversification in East and Southern Africa (Ukama Ustawi) and Gender Equality on 31 January 2023 at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop aimed to identify and address barriers that limit participation of women and youth and how these are addressed in an ongoing "Veggies for People and Planet" program at the World Vegetable Center.

Evaluation Guidelines: Applying the QoR4D Frame of Reference to Process and Performance Evaluations, Workshop Report, February 2023

Dezembro, 2022

CGIAR’s Independent Advisory and Evaluation Service (IAES) provides operational support as the Secretariat for the Independent Science for Development Council (ISDC) and the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA). IAES implements CGIAR’s multi-year, independent evaluation plan, as approved by the System Council. The IAES multi-year workplan authorizes the IAES Evaluation Function’s continued role in supporting evaluation standards, guidance, and capacity within CGIAR.

De-risking agriculture in Myanmar: Guidebook for building climate resilience among smallholder farmers

Dezembro, 2022

In Myanmar, the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, in partnership with the CGIAR-Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the International Development Research Center Canada (IDRC), the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT (The Alliance), and local NGOs, have promoted the climate-smart village (CSV) approach as a community platform to build adaptation capacities of Myanmar farmers since 2017.

Community-led resource mobilization and early warning systems process assessment: Full report

Dezembro, 2022
United States of America

This report examines the motivation and willingness of Village Civil Protection Committees (VCPCs) and communities to mobilize resources at community level for Disaster Risk Management (DRM). To do this, a participatory action research (PAR) approach was utilized, facilitated by SWOT analyses, in combination with focus group discussions (FGDs) and key informant interviews (KIIs). The findings revealed that communities had prepositioned resources to prepare for disaster response as part of risk reduction.

CCARDESA Agribusiness and Gender and Youth Responsive Food Systems

Dezembro, 2022

The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa
(CCARDESA) is a SADC subsidiary mandated by Members States to coordinate regional cooperation
in agricultural research and development. It is implementing the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture
Development Programme EX Pillar 4 (CAADP-XP4) Programme on Gender. The CAADP-XP4
Programme is financed through the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for four
years, between 2019-2023.

Vulnerability of cocoa-based agroforestry systems to climate change in West Africa

Dezembro, 2022
United Kingdom

Previous research indicates that some important cocoa cultivated areas in West Africa will become unsuitable for growing cocoa in the next decades. However, it is not clear if this change will be mirrored by the shade tree species that could be used in cocoa-based agroforestry systems (C-AFS). We characterized current and future patterns of habitat suitability for 38 tree species (including cocoa), using a consensus method for species distribution modelling considering for the first time climatic and soil variables.

Mapping the design and implementation of seed sector regulation: The case of Uganda

Dezembro, 2022

An enabling environment with clear, inclusive, and transparent seed laws, policies, regulations, and guidelines is the foundation for an efficient and effective seed sector. If well designed and implemented, the legal and regulatory framework can facilitate market diversification, supervision and quality control of seed and other forms of planting material, promotion of private sector participation, farmer access to improved seed varieties, reduced barriers for the movement of seeds across borders, and food security.

Sahel social cohesion research in Burkina Faso and Niger: Working Paper

Dezembro, 2022
Burkina Faso

Intervention Context: WFP’s activities in Burkina Faso and Niger focus on fragile agrarian communities in the Sahel, where cyclical floods and droughts combine with decreasing soil fertility and increasing desertification, among other challenges, to aggravate food and livelihood insecurity. Increased competition for land for food crops and pastures as well as water for domestic, productive, and livestock use, intensify conflicts over ownership and usage rights for land and the commons such as forests. in particular, this competition has heightened conflicts between farmers and herders.

Labor Management Procedures (LMP)-AICCRA Additional Financing (P181150)

Dezembro, 2022

This Labor Management Procedures (LMP) has been updated for the Additional Financing (AF) of the Accelerating Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) project (P181150). This updated LMP will be used for the Parent Project (P173398) and the AF (P181150). The International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has revised this LMP to guide mitigation and response to key labor and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) risks envisaged on AICCRA-AF.