CSAG Carbon Footprint for 2013

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At the end of last year I decided it would be interesting to calculate CSAG’s annual carbon footprint. Though it is simple enough to do a back-of-the-envelope calculation, I wanted to be a little more accurate and, as I soon discovered, it is by no means a straightforward task. Anyhow, after persistently emailing CSAG staff… Read more »

Tickling the elephant?

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Having just returned from the South African Adaptation Colloquium, I feel like I have walked out of a room full of really good people, “tickling an elephant”. I borrow that expression from my colleague Anna Greenwood… with permission, and probably with completely different application, sorry Anna. So without any clever lead in, the elephant is… Read more »

Internship Opportunities 2014

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APPLICATIONS FOR INTERSHIPS 2014 ARE NOW CLOSED   CSAG invites young graduates to apply to intern for a year at the Climate System Analysis Group based at the University of Cape Town. The intern will work with key research staff within existing projects and towards proposals and new contract work within the unit. This opportunity is… Read more »

Completion of the DCCMS Capacity Building Project

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The Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) engaged in a year-long project with the Malawi Department for Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS), funded by the World Bank. The primary objective of CSAG’s involvement in this project was to develop and support training and capacity development within DCCMS with the goal of enhancing DCCMS’s production and… Read more »

Adaptive interventions in agriculture to reduce vulnerability of different farming systems to climate change in South Africa

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South Africa has a high-risk agro-hydrological environment which is likely to be exacerbated under conditions of climate change. It is widely recognised that ongoing changes in climatic conditions will generally have an adverse effect on, amongst others, agricultural production, biodiversity and water resources. Agriculture is a key sector in the economy with regard to rural… Read more »

Crop-livestock intensification in the face of climate change (CLIP)

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  Identifying pathways to improve food security in southern Africa’s mixed crop livestock systems and develop adaptive management strategies to reduce climate induced risks and to increase systems resilience.   CSAG has been involved in the project ”Crop-livestock intensification in the face of climate change: exploring opportunities to reduce risk and increase resilience in Southern… Read more »

Assessing adaptation capacity of crop management strategies for small holder farmers in Zimbabwe

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  The Climate System Analysis Group (University of Cape Town) has been in a collaboration with the University of Zimbabwe for the project ‘’ Assessing adaptation capacity of crop management strategies for small holder farmers in Zimbabwe’’. Lead investigators of the project include Teddious Mhizha (University of Zimbabwe) and Olivier Crespo (CSAG), with co-investigators, Nkulumo… Read more »