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Thursday, July 31, 2014

CCAFS East Africa training in climate-smart innovations

28 July - 2 August, 2014. Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Kisumu Fair.

As part of its 2014 work plan on participatory action research in Nyando climate- smart villages, CCAFS East Africa intends to train 500 women, leaders and entrepreneurs and farmers in climate-smart innovations focusing on three thematic areas; new climate-smart practices and agro-advisories, appropriate on farm tools and technologies; and accessing micro finance and
micro- insurance.

Farmers will be trained on agricultural practices and how agro-advisory services can improve their knowledge in making choices about farm enterprises under climate-smart agriculture.

The specific topics of the Kisumu ASK training are:

  • Appropriate technologies to increase on-farm productivity: e.g. agronomic methods, livestock technologies, farm equipment, post-harvest processing technologies 
  • Climate related risk management through index insurance and microfinance 
  • Agro-advisories and how to integrate them with new and improved agriculture practices

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