Brochure taken from the study "Agro-ecological innovations in a changing climate context in Africa" carried out by CARI and AVSF, written by Valentine Debray as part of the PAMOC 2 project of the Climate and Development Commission of Coordination Sud.
Higher average temperatures and rainfall variability are expected in many parts of the world under climate change scenarios. These changes are often associated with more frequent extreme weather events. Such changes have and will have negative effects on agriculture and food security. Irregular growing seasons, heat waves or lack of water disrupt plant growth cycles and animal production, limiting the availability of food for human populations. ...] Farmers have developed agrarian systems that are constantly adapting to climate variability. The agro-ecological practices they are implementing represent a major potential for addressing the challenges of sustainable management of natural resources and population growth. Local and international NGOs working to maintain and develop peasant agriculture in Africa and elsewhere must take an interest in these traditional and emerging techniques. Farmers have a better chance of accepting and appropriating innovations if they come from people who really need them. It is therefore necessary to identify farmers' practices and study their relevance in various contexts for climate change adaptation.(excerpt from the introduction)
The study "Agro-ecological innovations in a changing climate context in Africa" was carried out by CARI and AVSF, written by Valentine Debray as part of the PAMOC 2 project of the Climate and Development Commission of Coordination Sud.