Publications

JEUNES POUSSES: LA CRÉATION D’ENTREPRISE DANS LE SECTEUR AGRICOLE AFRICAIN (2014)

L’Afrique est un continent prometteur ; sa transformation peut s’accomplir en dynamisant un environnement entrepreneurial, et ce, en commençant par les exploitations agricoles. Les initiatives visant à mobiliser et soutenir les compétences et l’esprit d’entreprise des petits agriculteurs, des jeunes et des femmes devraient être des priorités en matière de croissance et de sécurité alimentaire…. Read more »

L’INTENSIFICATION DURABLE: UN NOUVEAU PARADIGME POUR L’AGRICULTURE AFRICAINE (2013)

Sustainable intensification is a practical approach to achieving produce more food while reducing the impact on the environment: it is to increase food production by ensuring preserve and even improve, for future generations, natural resources which agriculture depends. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the problems posed by the rapid growth of population and food demand and… Read more »

SUBMISSION TO THE SUBSIDIARY BODY FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVICE (SBSTA 44), 2016

Agriculture for Impact responds to the SBSTA 44 call for evidence: “Identification and assessment of agricultural practices and technologies to enhance productivity in a sustainable manner, food security and resilience, considering the differences in agro-ecological zones and farming systems, such as different grassland and cropland practices and systems.” Agriculture and smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable to… Read more »

THE FARMS OF CHANGE: AFRICAN SMALLHOLDERS RESPONDING TO AN UNCERTAIN CLIMATE FUTURE (2015)

The new Montpellier Panel report ‘The Farms of Change: African Smallholders Responding to an Uncertain Climate Future’  was presented by Agriculture for Impact on Friday 25th September 2015, ahead of Climate Week in New York. Africa is already battling against the impacts of climate change. Mean temperatures in Africa will rise faster than the global average, and agricultural losses… Read more »

LES EXPLOITATIONS AGRICOLES AU COEUR DU CHANGEMENT: COMMENT LES PETITS EXPLOITANTS AFRICAINS FONT FACE À UN AVENIR CLIMATIQUE INCERTAIN (2015)

Dans un nouveau rapport publié le 25 Septembre 2015,  les experts en agriculture et développement du Panel de Montpellier mettent en garde contre le risque d’entrave au développement de l’Afrique posé par la faiblesse des investissements dans des stratégies d’adaptation et d’atténuation du changement climatique pour les petits exploitants agricoles africains Le rapport, intitulé Les… Read more »

AGRICULTURE FOR IMPACT: EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF ACTIVITIES 2013 – 2015, HEADLINE FINDINGS (July 2015)

A Firetail evaluation of Agriculture for Impact’s Activities. This document outlines headline findings of an external evaluation of Agriculture for Impact (A4I). The aim of this evaluation is to assess the initiatives successes and performance against its objectives and to identify recommendations for the future of the programme.

FARMERS ON THE CLIMATE FRONTLINE: SIX RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADDRESSING AGRICULTURE IN THE UNFCCC NEGOTIATIONS

Agriculture is both a victim and a contributor to climate change and smallholders in developing countries will be most seriously affected by the impacts. We, the members of the Montpellier Panel, believe that a sustainable climate future is not possible without recognising agriculture’s role in the adaptation and mitigation of climate change. In many regions, the first… Read more »

SUBSIDIARY BODY FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVICE (SBSTA) SUBMISSION

What is the role for African agriculture under climate change? In the submission we argue that agriculture is both a victim and a culprit of climate change and provide examples of how the agriculture sector can exploit its adaptive capacity while achieving mitigation co-benefits. For example, improved land management practices help vulnerable smallholders in developing… Read more »