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September 2014

The Influence of Current and Future Climate-induced Risk on the Agricultural Sector in East and Central Africa

For agricultural communities and agricultural stakeholders in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) to adjust to climate change and the projected increases in temperature and in rainfall variability, their ability to cope better with the constraints and opportunities of the current climate must first be improved. Through this literature review, information will be made available on the current state of knowledge on the implications of current climate variability and future climate change on the agricultural sector within ECA. Read more about The Influence of Current and Future Climate-induced Risk on the Agricultural Sector in East and Central Africa

Climate change to shift Kenya’s breadbaskets

Climate change to shift Kenya’s breadbaskets

Study presented during national climate and agriculture meeting finds Kenyan farmers can thrive despite changing growing conditions Read more about Climate change to shift Kenya’s breadbaskets

Investing in agricultural water in Eastern Africa: challenges and opportunities

Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS)

Why ESS for ASARECA?

The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), is a sub-regional organisation established to coordinate agricultural research for development initiatives in 11 countries in ECA. In order to ensure sustainability of its programs and projects, ASARECA established an office for Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS).

Technical Backstopping

This function provides operational support to ASARECA Managers, Unit Heads and Principal Investigators to: Read more about Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS)

ASARECA Mission, Vision

Describes ASARECA Vision and Mission Read more about ASARECA Mission, Vision

Functions of ASARECA

ASARECA working to deliver the CAADP agenda

ASARECA sees improved delivery and impact of scientific knowledge, policy options and technologies as a powerful instrument to drive the sub-region towards meeting the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) which is the agricultural agenda of the African Union’s, New Economic Partnership for African Development (AU/NEPAD). Read more about ASARECA working to deliver the CAADP agenda

Staple Crops Programme

Staple crops are a crucial source of food, feed, raw materials, improved nutrition and employment and are a major source of income. The Staple Crops Programme focuses on banana, cassava, maize, millet, potato, rice, sorghum, sweetpotato and wheat, which are priority staples in the region. Read more about Staple Crops Programme

Eastern Africa Plant Genetic Resources Network

Keeping traditional varieties for current and future use

As part of measures to address the challenge of climate change on world’s food production and agriculture, scientists recommend to search for genes in wild and traditional varieties of common food crops that could help plants to adapt to variable weather conditions, resist pest and disease, tolerate drought and produce sustainable yield. For this to happen, crop diversity must be properly conserved and easily accessed.. Read more about Eastern Africa Plant Genetic Resources Network

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