Climate-smart villages and the hope of food secure households
Preliminary results from climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives in the Nyando climate-smart villages. Key messages include: a shift in farming techniques reduces number of households eating one or no meals each day; households adopt three to five crop innovations and above, greatly expanding on-farm choices for resilient varieties; and resilient crossbreeds of small livestock better adapted to changing feed and water conditions in Nyando provide additional income.
Kinyangi, J.; Recha, J.; Kimeli, P.; Atakos, V. Climate-smart villages and the hope of food secure households. CCAFS Info Note. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark (2015). 4 pp.