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The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism: the case for climate resilient investment in the Caribbean
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2017
For the Caribbean, climate change is not tomorrow’s problem. The threats it poses are neither distant nor abstract – they are already apparent. In recent years, hurricanes have caused major damage in countries such a...
The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A new approach in support of food security and sustainable agriculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2014
This FAO note gives a brief introduction to the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus conceptual framework as a useful way to describe and address the complex and interrelated nature of our global resource systems. It puts forward WEF as a co...
Radical adaptation in agriculture: tackling the roots of climate vulnerability
International Institute for Environment and Development 2015
As climate change pushes livestock, crop and tree production systems towards new realities, societies may seek more comprehensive solutions. Examples of truly radical adaptation — pre-emptive actions at scale that address...
Adoption of climate smart technologies in East Africa: Findings from two surveys and participatory exercises with farmers and local experts
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
As part of the “Policy Action for Climate Change Adaptation” (PACCA) project this info note summarizes findings of a project activity entitled “Influencing and linking policies and institutions from national to local le...
Climate-smart solutions for Mali: Findings from implementing the Climate-Smart Agriculture Prioritization Framework
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
Mali is experiencing erratic rainfall, resulting in more frequent dry years, which threaten agricultural productivity and growth. The national economy is vulnerable to climate change due to 50% of GDP coming from the agricultural sect...
The System of Rice Intensification (SRI): revisiting agronomy for a changing climate
E. Styger; N. Uphoff / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
By modifying management of rice plants, soil, water and nutrients to improve growth environments, farmers can get higher-yielding, more vigorous and resilient plants nurtured by larger root systems and greater diversity/abundance of b...
Shifting food consumption to mitigate climate change is critical to fulfilling the Paris Agreement, but how?
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
Most attention to climate change mitigation in the agriculture sector has focused on technical and policy options for changing production rather than consumption. Yet significant opportunities for mitigation exist in shifting food con...
Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Program II: Efficiency gains in dairy production systems decrease GHG emission intensity
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
RDCP II was a 5-year project funded by the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative. Land O’Lakes has implemented the project in 17 districts across all five provinces of Rwanda. This project aimed to reduce poverty through expanded prod...
Climate change in Afghanistan: what does it mean for rural livelihoods and food security?
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2016
Afghanistan has already been, and will continue to be, heavily affected by the negative impacts of climate change. And it is the most vulnerable people - particularly subsistence farmers and pastoralists who de-pend on natural resourc...
Land, farming and Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM): a case study of the Middle Manyame Sub-Catchment
Takunda Hove; B. Derman; Emmanuel Manzungu / Water Alternatives 2016
Zimbabwe's water reforms that were undertaken in the 1990s were meant to redress the colonially inherited inequalities to agricultural water, increase water security against frequent droughts, improve water management, and realise sus...
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