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Climate adaptation and mitigation

Improving small-scale producers’
resilience and reducing greenhouse
gas emissions from food systems.

Climate adaptation and mitigation

ILRI research contributes to the CGIAR impact area on Climate Adaptation and Mitigation. 

Climate change poses major risks for food production, livelihoods and nutrition through high temperatures, erratic rainfall, drought, flooding, and sea level rise. On the flip side, agriculture and food systems produce almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions—yet they could be a global carbon sink. Supporting vulnerable small-scale producers to adapt to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agrifood value chains are essential for sustaining food systems and ensuring food and nutrition security.


Climate adaptation and mitigation research initiatives


Harnessing Gender and Social Equality for Resilience in Agrifood Systems


Livestock, Climate and System Resilience


Mitigate+: Research for Low-Emission Food Systems

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Ukama Ustawi: Diversification for Resilient Agribusiness Ecosystems in East and Southern Africa

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