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Agriculture, food security and climate change

Understanding the current food system and land use management approaches in the context of climate change
What factors influence how African farmers adapt to climate change?
Farner and cart
A. Vitale / Panos Pictures
Exploring ways to help farmers adapt to climate change is of critical importance in Africa. Using a cross-sectional survey of over 8000 farms from 11 African countries, this study analyses various farm-level climate adaptation measures. The authors highlight the need for government support and access to capacity building measures and investments for farmers.

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Climate analogues suggest limited potential for intensification of production on current croplands under climate change
Nature Communications 2016
Climate change could pose a major challenge to efforts towards strongly increase food production over the coming decades. However, model simulations of future climate-impacts on crop yields differ substantially in the magnitude and ev...
Climate change, household vulnerability and smart agriculture: the case of two South African provinces
International Development Research Centre 2016
The impact of climate change disasters poses significant challenges for South Africa especially for vulnerable rural households. In South Africa there is dearth of knowledge of the impacts of climate change at the local level, especia...
Climate change, vulnerability, food security and human health in rural Pakistan: a gender perspective
M. Iqbal; M. Ahmad; G. Mustafa / Munich Personal RePEc Archive 2015
Pakistan is among the most vulnerable countries in the South Asian region given still overwhelming dependence of its population on agriculture which in turn mainly depends on the Indus Basin River System. The intensity and frequency o...
Climate change in Cambodia
SNV 2015
Cambodia is considered one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change impacts such as floods and droughts. Of the four top economic sectors - garment, tourism, construction and agriculture - the latter accounted for 57...
Climate change and food security in India
M. Chakrabarty / Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi 2016
Climate change has added to the enormity of India's food-security challenges. While the relationship between climate change and food security is complex, most studies focus on one dimension of food security, i.e., food availability. ...
Brief on fisheries, aquaculture and climate change in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2016
The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has prepared this Brief on Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change in the AR5 to provide an entry point to the vast AR5 content specifically for those interested in the fisheries and aqua...
Review of the projected impacts of climate change on coastal fishes in southern Africa
W.M. Potts; A. Götz; N.C. James / ResearchGate 2015
The coastal zone represents one of the most economically and ecologically important ecosys- tems on the planet, none more so than in southern Africa. This manuscript examines the potential impacts of climate change on the coastal fish...
A roadmap for strengthening forest and farm producer organizations
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2014
Forest and farm producers are women and men, smallholder families, indigenous peoples and local communities who have strong relationships with forests and farms in forested landscapes. Such producers grow, manage, harvest and ...
Making change happen: what can governments do to strengthen forest producer organizations
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2014
The economic activities of forest communities and small forest producers are critical for local livelihoods, markets and development and for the future of the natural resources on which such activities are based. Communities and small...
Forest and Farm Producer Organizations - operating systems for the SDGs
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2016
Responding to the new global development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this publication argues that forest and farm producer organizations (FFPOs) are effective operating systems to deliver the SDGs. In fact it may ...
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A key issues guide on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) has been produced to present an overview of the main issues on this topic. CSA aims for three main benefits: increased food security; resilience to the impacts of climate change (adaptation); and reduced greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation). This introductory guide provides background information on the key objectives of CSA, plus links to useful further research reading and other resources.