Chris Henderson Agriculture

Chris Henderson is our Senior Policy and Practice Advisor in Agriculture. He provides technical advice and support on agriculture development policy for national and regional offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as for the organisation in UK.

As an agricultural researcher, development worker and programme manager he has spent over 25 years in developing countries where he has worked for NGOs, donors and National Governments. He has been an agricultural researcher in Ghana and the Solomon Islands and supported National agriculture and rural development policy and planning in Ghana, Namibia and the Philippines. He has led country sector programmes for donors in Namibia, Jamaica and Nigeria.

Chris is currently applying his experience to making agriculture work for small-holder farmers in a changing climate. This builds on the fact that smallholder farmers, especially women and marginalised groups, are an important part of the solution to national food security and poverty reduction.

 
 
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  • ‘Technology’ Enabling Adaptation to Climate Change
    At CBA12, Practical Action is working with IIED and its conference partners to lead an ‘adaptation technologies’ workstream, exploring how technologies can be used to enable communities to adapt to climate change; increasing their resilience to climate stresses and shocks, and how ‘technology’ can be used to lever support and investment in adaptation. In a world where we see new technology changing the way we live our lives, and constantly surprising us about what is possible, it is no wonder […]
  • Reflections on a week at COP23 – the 23rd annual meeting of the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change
    Within a short time of arriving in Bonn early last week, one thing became very clear, it was not just the negotiators or minority groups of environmentalists who thought COP23 was important. A full spectrum of nationalities, government, private sector, civil society, academics, the media and citizens were involved! Whilst the negotiations were taking place in the World Conference Centre and UN Campus (the Bula Zone), ‘Climate Action Events’ were taking place across the city. These events were not confined to […]
  • Community based adaptation practitioners lead the way
    Blog co-authored with Colin McQuistan The Community Based Adaptation (CBA) conferences provide a unique practitioners’ forum that is driving forward the ‘adaptation’ agenda of the UNFCCC. It is one of the few global gatherings on climate change not overwhelmed by political lobbyists or climate scientists. It is also unique in having strong connections with developing country governments and effective linkages with the global climate change policy processes. Adaptation is not being delivered in practice Whilst the urgent need for ‘adaptation’ is well […]
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  • Energy Supporter Objects – The Variety of Energy Technologies and Uses in Refugee Settings
    A blog authored by Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen and Anna Okello. December 2017. A ‘missing link’ in humanitarian energy access Energy is a critical need for refugees and displaced people: millions of displaced people do not have access to energy, and humanitarian agencies and refugees themselves struggle to work with complex energy technology systems and products – as we discuss in the Moving Energy Initiative Report. Recognising this, Practical Action has developed an extensive portfolio of work on energy in humanitarian settings. This […]
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