News and events related to ASSAR

Camels in Kenya
From cows to camels: How pastoralists are adapting to climate change in Kenya's drylands
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 17:00

New film highlights ASSAR's work helping herders in Kenya's drylands adapt to harsh climate through peer-to-peer learning about camel-rearing and land management according to traditional Dedha system. 

Identifying stakeholders and vulnerabilities in Botswana's Mahalapye sub-district
Identifying stakeholders and vulnerabilities in Botswana's Mahalapye sub-district
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 13:30

Researchers from the University of Botswana, together with the District Officer of Development in Botswana's Mahalapye sub-district, recently held a half-day workshop to do a stakeholder mapping exercise and identify the hazards and issues affecting the people of the Mahalapye sub-district. Chandapiwa Molefe and Mmakwena Moesi report about the workshop in the latest information brief.

Climate change radio show explores role of religion in adaptation
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 15:30

Second episode of Namibia climate change radio series looks at how religious and traditional beliefs are stopping farmers from adopting Climate Smart Agriculture practices in northern Namibia. By Ndamonako Anna Iita.

Micro-irrigation in Maharashtra
Whose appropriate technology? Understanding the adoption of micro-irrigation in the face of climate and policy uncertainty
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 10:45

This new ASSAR working paper examines the barriers that farmers in the state of Maharashtra, India, face in adopting drip irrigation and how these emerge and persist. 

ASSAR and Kati-FM launch climate change radio show in Namibia
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 14:15

ASSAR and Kati-FM have launched a special climate change radio show which airs every Monday until September 24, 2018. Ndamonako Anna Iita reports back on the first edition.

Rabiatu Abass in Franschhoek
A visit of 'firsts': Cape Town and Adaptation Futures
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:30

Rabiatu Abass, a University of Ghana student, reflects on her recent visit to Cape Town, her first time in South Africa, where she attended ASSAR's annual meeting and presented her research for the first time at an international conference: Adaptation Futures 2018. 

Household-level research paints fuller picture of food security in rural India
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 11:30

ASSAR's household-level research uncovers how men and women in rural India experience risk and paints a fuller picture of food security.

Young climate innovators share award-winning adaptation ideas at University of Ghana
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 15:45

Winners of the Climate Change Adaptation Through Youth Innovation competition visit University of Ghana, share adaptation ideas, and leave motivated to take action on environmental issues. Words by Prosper Adiku. 

View of Cape Town from the air
Adaptation Futures 2018: an enthralling journey to the Mother City
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 12:45

ASSAR's Maitreyi Koduganti Venkata reflects on her first time presenting at an international climate change conference, Adaptation Futures 2018, held in Cape Town, South Africa.

From climate science to climate action
From climate science to climate action
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 15:30

Jesse DeMaria Kinney (Oxfam GB) reflects back on the Adaptation Futures Conference and calls for more adaptation action building on the rich pool of global research and knowledge now available.

Celebrating 5 new ASSAR journal articles
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 16:30

During the month of June, the ASSAR research team celebrated the publication of five new journal articles based on their findings in Southern Africa, West Africa, East Africa and India. Find them all here.

A quick guide to ASSAR at Adaptation Futures 2018
Missed out on Adaptation Futures in Cape Town?
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:45

The recent Adaptation Futures conference saw a strong representation of ASSAR researchers who used the platform to showcase their research findings. Download our quick guide for a list, and links to PDFs, of their presentations and posters.