CBA7: Highlights from Day 1

CBA7: live updates from the 7th International Conference on community-based adaptation

CBA7: Highlights from Day 1

Here are some highlights from today's 7th conference on community-based adaptation to climate change (CBA7). We look forward to hearing from you tomorrow on the live blog of the second day of the conference.


Climate change adaptation: think of it as preparing for an alien invasion http://bit.ly/XQRsLM #CBA7 #climate #sci4devSciDevNetvia twitter on Apr 22, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Agriculture and climate change adaptation plenary session



Not all agricultural development projects increase resilience says Gernot Laganda from the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Some value chain projects focus on market linkages and public-private partnerships, but tend to underestimate the impact of climate change on productivity.IIEDApr 29, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Farmers can’t afford to take risks – climate finance could create a financial ‘buffer’ says Gernot Laganda from IFAD to allow them to innovate and try out new crops or crop varieties. Connecting smallholders to markets is also a critical ingredient to increasing climate resilience. IIEDApr 22, 2013 at 6:31 PM
CBA volume on lessons learned & scaling up/out practices out Sep! #cba7danielatarizzovia twitter on Apr 22, 2013 at 7:12 PM
Shortage of crop variety less an issue than access to seeds diversification. IFAD @ #cba7danielatarizzovia twitter on Apr 22, 2013 at 6:57 PM

One of the barriers to community-based adaptation scaling up is that policy structures are being over-ridden by political and power interests says Edidah Ampaire, from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. Edidah urged a need to manage the “political interference” – and says that NGOs could play a more vocal role in questioning that interference.IIEDApr 22, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Edidah Ampaire, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Uganda outlines how the Institute carries out CBA work related to agriculture. It assesses climate risk and vulnerability at the community level – looks at the risks and coping strategies and then integrates the coping strategies with science. Then they hold stakeholder workshops where the institute presents options to farmers for them to assess and discuss.IIEDApr 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM


Tried &tested: learning from farmers on #adaptation to #climate change - @IIED research relevant to #CBA7 plenary http://bit.ly/11DuohlIIEDvia twitter on Apr 22, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Following #CBA7? Example here: Climate-smart EADD project on smallholder dairy development in Kenya http://bit.ly/V4BJVpweADAPTvia twitter on Apr 22, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Mirko Gamez, CARE East Timor at #cba7: How can we better collect and systematise traditional knowledge for climate resilient agriculture?Agnes Otzelbergervia twitter on Apr 22, 2013 at 6:57 PM

What incentives to be provided to conservative agriculture in adaptation? Financing remains crucial issue #cba7danielatarizzovia twitter on Apr 22, 2013 at 6:41 PM

One plant on Mr Asaduzzaman’s balcony is now blooming at a different time. “What is happening to the plants?” he asked. “Imagine if this begins to happen to rice or wheat”, he asked. “This could lead to great instability in food prices – what will happen in the future?” he asked in his final comments on the agricultural plenary.IIEDApr 22, 2013 at 7:11 PM

What can we learn from the experience of mainstreaming gender?



"What is one thing or lesson that CBA mainstreaming can learn from the experience of mainstreaming gender?" Here are some participants' answers to that question (we get to see them and their answers in this wonderful flickr gallery). What do you think? Virtual participants: please feel free to add your comments below. Care will continue to take pictures throughout the conference so visit the flickr gallery to see updates...IIEDApr 22, 2013 at 6:47 PM

@IIED @CAREClimate great photos coming up on the #cba7gender photostream: http://ow.ly/ki0n5 #cba7Ed Boydellvia twitter on Apr 22, 2013 at 6:41 PM


My favourite pic so far RT @CAREClimate: RT @AgnesCARE: #cba7gender "You can't give what you don't have" #cba7 http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIczn8_CUAEVIXX.jpg
by ptmitchell on Apr 22, 2013 at 6:52 PM via twitter
#cba7gender @PlanGlobal 's Zinat Begum: mainstreaming CBA must consider the role of class in vulnerability #cba7 http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIc1a2qCMAAy15E.jpg
by Agnes Otzelberger on Apr 22, 2013 at 5:59 PM via twitter
Today's CBA7 is now over. You can read today's blog with participants comments and tweets below if you want to catch up on some of the highlights from the day. We hope to see you or hear from you all tomorrow!IIEDApr 22, 2013 at 7:17 PM

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