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Bridging Academia and the Private Sector in East Africa
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Bridging Academia and the Private Sector in East Africa

Presentation by Pontien Ndabaneze of the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) at the CAAST-Net Plus Workshop for Early-career Energy and Technology Policy Researchers (Kigali, Rwanda: 21-22 July 2016). [Image credit: IUCEA]

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Boost for East African Grain Farmers
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Boost for East African Grain Farmers

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The Eastern African Grain Council (EAGC) along with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) have announced a €9.6 million, three year deal to increase grain food security in the region. CTA is a collaboration between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union. The project revolves around structured trading systems which aim to help farmers alternatively advance food security and quality grain, as well as their own economic prospects. The project will involve capacity enhancement of structured trading systems, setting up regional standards, market intelligence, ICT development in the value chain, and policy dialogue between stakeholders. [Image credit: Flickr/Gates Foundation]

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UK Project Lends Support to East Africa Food Security App
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UK Project Lends Support to East Africa Food Security App

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A new mobile technology project dubbed G-Soko, is making inroads into addressing food insecurity in East Africa through helping smallholder farmers gain crucial marketing information, The East African reported on 31 January. The project is a collaboration between the East African Grain Council (EAGC) and FoodTrade East and Southern Africa (ESA), a scheme funded by the United Kingdom government to boost food security in the target regions. The mobile phone-based technology is meant to help smallholder farmers gain greater knowledge of supply and demand, markets, and access to traders and financial institutions. “There is a need to explore IT in agriculture if we want to address food security,” said Gerald Masila, the head of the EAGC. [Image credit: Flickr/Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security]

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Global Framework for Climate Services
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Global Framework for Climate Services

Presentation by Elijah Mukhala from Kenya's office of the World Meteorological Organization at the CAAST-Net Plus Regional Workshop on Climate Change in East Africa (Kigali, Rwanda: 28-30 May 2014). [Image credit: E. Mukhala]

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Livestock Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Horn of Africa
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Livestock Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Horn of Africa

Presentation by Caroline Agosa Kirungu from the IGAD Center for Pastoral Area and Livestock Development at the CAAST-Net Plus Regional Workshop on Climate Change in East Africa (Kigali, Rwanda: 28-30 May 2014). [Image credit: C. A. Kirungu]

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Atlas of Ongoing Climate and Agricultural Research in Africa, Asia
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Atlas of Ongoing Climate and Agricultural Research in Africa, Asia

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The Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, an initiative of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, has published an "atlas" of ongoing place-based research on climate change, agriculture and food security. The mapping, totalling 15 separate atlases, covers the East and West Africa, as well as South Asia regions. [Image credit: Flickr, Ishmael78]

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New Climate Change Adaptation Project for East Africa
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New Climate Change Adaptation Project for East Africa

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The University of East Anglia (UEA) is collaborating with South Africa’s University of Cape Town, US-based Start International, Oxfam Great Britain and India’s Institute for Human Settlements in the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions research group. The focus of the East Africa component of the research will be on the “interaction between water stress, or scarcity, and livestock raising and agriculture in the region”, according to UEA’s website. The project has received funding from the UK Department for International Development and Canada’s International Development Research Centre under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia programme. [Image credit: Flickr, Rodrigo R N]

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