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Is the livestock sector in Southern Africa prepared for climate change?
K. Dzama / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
The climate of the Southern African region is moving towards drier and hotter regimes. Livestock production will be significantly affected by the change and variability of climate, yet the response to climate change in the region has ...
Climate adaptation readiness for agriculture: drought lessons from the Western Cape, South Africa
S. Midgely; N. Methner / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
Agriculture is a critical component of national and sub-national economies, yet it is also highly vulnerable to weather extremes and scarce water resources. Climate change is increasing disaster risks in Southern Africa. Despite progr...
Climate change adaptation and agriculture in South Africa: a policy assessment
M. Zwane; G. Montmasson-Clair / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2016
Agriculture is one of the two sectors (along with mining) at the core of economic development. Underpinning food systems, agricultural activities constitute an indispensable pillar of sustainable development. This is especially true i...
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...
Climate change and impacts on family farming in the North and Northeast of Brazil
H. de Oliveira Machado Filho / International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 2015
Climate change has increasingly been recognised as the main challenge facing humanity in the coming decades. The starting point of this study is the consideration of future climate change scenarios and the uncertainties they bring.&nb...
Economic Assessment of the impacts of climate change in Uganda: National Level Assessment - agricultural sector report
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2015
The agricultural sector is a fundamental part of the Ugandan economy, employing about 66 percent of the working population in 2009/10 and contributing about 22 percent to total GDP in the year 2012 (UBOS, 2013). Therefore, imp...
Pulse crops and sustainability: a framework to evaluate multiple benefits
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2016
The potential of pulses - beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, and other pulses - to help address future global food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability needs has been acknowledged through the UN declaration of the 2016 I...
Developing beans that can beat the heat
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2015
In Africa and Latin America, the production of beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, which include higher temperatures and more frequent drought. Within the last 15 years, CGIAR researchers have ...
Vulnerability of Pacific Island agriculture and forestry to climate change
The Pacific Community (SPC) 2016
Pacific Island countries and territories already face a range of development challenges due to their specific geographic and socio-economic characteristics, and their generally high exposure to natural hazards. The projected changes t...
Agricultural productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean and other world regions: an analysis of climatic effects, convergence and catch-up
M.A. Lachaud; B.E. Bravo-Ureta; C.E. Ludena / Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2016
The agricultural sector plays a critical role in the economy of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. However, agricultural productivity in LAC countries is facing the rising challenge imposed by climate change, natura...
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