From 9-14 January 2017, Steve Twomlow, Regional Climate and Environmental Specialist with the International Fund for Agriculutral Development (IFAD) travelled through Kenya and Tanzania to review progress on four CGIAR projects in East Africa. These included 1. CIAT-CCAFS led - Increasing food security and farming system resilience in East Africa through wide-scale adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices; 2. ICRAF led - Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale; 3. ILRI led - Greening livestock: Incentive-based interventions for reducing the climate impact of livestock in East Africa; and 4. CIAT led - Climate-smart dairy systems in East Africa through improved forages and feeding strategies:enhancing productivity and adaptive capacity while mitigating GHG emissions.
Dr Twomlow also took the opporunity to introduce the new IFAD National Climate and Environment Officer, Edith Kirumba, to the Grants portfolio based out of Nairobi, Kenya.
Edith Kirumba, Leigh Winowiecki and Yvonne Agoya at Machakos, Kenya planned comparison site. Photos by A. Mamo
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