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In Ethiopia, climate change leads herders to retrain as farmers

Sebastien Malo

As droughts becomes harsher, killing animals, adding in vegetable farming - and other money makers - is paying off for pastoralists

BRACED Updates

Climate-smart agriculture, or how to plant hope

Dioumawoye Sango

The approach that evolved from a conference topic to a fully fleshed out method today is thriving in parts of Mali today

Climate change: Communities become their own players in resilience

Dioumawoye Sangho

In the past, so-called traditional management approaches have demonstrated their limits

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Kenyan farmers trust tradition over tech to predict the weather

Caroline Wambui

About a third of Kenya's farmers still do not use the national weather service to help them plan and protect their crops

In warming Mali, weather forecasts help cool flaring tempers

Sebastien Malo

Raising a crop - or a cow - is getting harder in Africa's drought-hit Sahel, but knowing what's coming can help

With scratch-card savings, Senegalese farmers dodge drought

Nellie Peyton

As rains become more erratic, growers put away small amounts of cash via their cellphones so they can afford fertiliser and hardier seeds

French military enlists green group to fight climate change

Sebastien Malo

The partnership will focus at first on West Africa's Sahel region

Hike in record-dry months for Africa's Sahel worries scientists

Laurie Goering

"There are limits" to how much people can adapt if drought continues to worsen in the semi-arid Sahel, researchers warn

In southern Ethiopia, herders join forces to revive rangelands

Kizito Makoye

Restoring grazing land and forest can help communities stand up to the more frequent droughts climate change is bringing, farmers say

Resources

Guide A 1.5°C warmer world: A guide for policy-makers and practitioners

Roop Singh, Lucinda Farhurst, Jenny Clover, Natalie Belew

Case Study Tracking and measuring resilience in large programmes

Paula Silva Villanueva, Vicky Sword-Daniels, Jen Leavy and Dave Wilson

This paper shares insights on designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems as well as generating useful evidence that informs large resilience-building programmes in an ...

Case Study Linking climate and early warning information with resilience

Juliette Perche

This report explores early findings from BRACED's Rapid Response Research, focusing on access and response to climate information and early warning of extreme events

Report Policy and legal framework for securing communal land rights

Mercy Corps

This report presents the findings of a land governance study commissioned by BRACED in the Karamoja region of Uganda

Case Study What impact are NGOs having on the development of climate services

Amy Kirbyshire and Emily Wilkinson

The paper challenges the notion that climate information services (CIS) can be effectively delivered directly to communities without engaging with – and building capacity of – national official CIS ...

Report Evaluating the results of BRACED projects

Dave Wilson, Gil Yaron and Christophe Béné

This report summarises the results of three different BRACED country-level evaluations in Myanmar, Niger and Ethiopia

Reality of Resilience

2016 in review: BRACED in the context of climate shocks and stresses

  • Last Updated: 06/09/2017
  • Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Senegal, Niger, Nepal, Mauritania, Myanmar, Mali, Kenya, Ethiopia, Chad, Burkina Faso

About BRACED

BRACED is helping people become more resilient to climate extremes in South and Southeast Asia and in the African Sahel and its neighbouring countries. To improve the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation methods into development approaches, BRACED seeks to influence policies and practices at the local, national and international level

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In warming Mali, weather forecasts help cool flaring tempers

A text messaging service in Mali helps farmers cope with unpredictable weather patterns linked to climate change

Blogs

Kenyan students blaze a trail for 'planetary health' diet

Children have been working hard to grow nutritious food in their school garden, boosting community health


How technology is helping farmers predict and prepare for El Niño

Smallholders can learn to use inputs and environmental resources more efficiently to become climate-smart farmers


The new finance solutions building Africa's farmers' and herders' ...

New projects in Kenya show that we can test bold solutions to financing for farmers whose livelihood climate change puts at risk


Building resilient food systems and value chains through financial ...

The key here is to find mechanisms that are profitable for the private sector, but at the same time sustainable to support resilience in the long run


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