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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?
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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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Meta-analysis of crop responses to conservation agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
M. Corbeels; R.K Sakyi; R.F K├╝hne; A. Whitbread / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2014
The aim of this study is to compare and combine the results from different conservation agriculture experiments using meta-analysis in the hope of identifying patterns among study results, sources of disagreement among those results, ...
Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition: A report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition
Committee on World Food Security, FAO, 2014
This report has a focus on fish for food security in the face of challenges in sustainability governance and economic constraints. This report argues that the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food security and nutri...
Climate change in Central and South America: recent trends, future projections, and impacts on regional agriculture
J.A. Marengo; S.C. Chou; R. Torres / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2014
Central and South America. The report assesses the implications of climate change for agriculture, with a particular focus on those aspects of climate change that will have greatest impact on the crops currently grown in each region. ...
Natural systems and climate change resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin: future directions for biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in a rapidly changing environment
J. Carew-Reid; L. Taylor / International Centre for Environmental Management, 2014
This report finds that despite the diversity of livelihoods and ecosystems In the Lower Mekong Basin, most sectors’ resilience to climate change is dependent on health natural ecosystems. This report draws on climate chan...
Participatory subnational planning for REDD+ and other land use programmes: Methodology and step-by-step guidance
M. Richards; S. Swan / SNV, 2014
This document presents a proposed methodology, and step-by-step guidance, for Participatory Subnational Planning (PSP), tailored to operationalise subnational REDD+ programmes. PSP is a participatory planning method presented as a com...
PACC Experiences: Gender and climate change adaptation
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2014
This paper focuses on the mainstreaming of gender into climate change adaptation at all levels in the Pacific islands region – from national policy to on-the-ground initiatives. It argues that there is universal benefit w...
Agricultural interventions and investment options for climate change in drought and saline - flood prone regions of Bangladesh
Bioforsk / Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, 2014
Rice is the staple food in Bangladesh and crucial for the food security in the country. The alluvial soil deposits, through an extensive river network across Bangladesh, have contributed to a fertile land with high rice productivity p...
Chololo Ecovillage: a model of good practice in climate change adaptation and mitigation
Global Climate Change Alliance, 2014
Chololo Ecovillage is a part of The Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA), an initiative of the European Union. This report argues that it provides an exemplary and empowering examples for communities to test, evaluate and apply a wid...
Land use land cover change in the fringe of eThekwini Municipality: Implications for urban green spaces using remote sensing
2014
This study sought to determine a 22-year past and future land use and land cover trend and its implication on green spaces in an eThekwini Municipal Area’s peripheral settlement. Results show a consistent pattern of decline in l...
Climate variability, adaptation strategies and food security in Malawi
S. Asfaw; N. McCarthy; L. Lipper / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2014
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) working paper assessing factors determining subsistence farmers' selection of sustainable farming practices. Malawi is ranked as one of the world’s 12 most vulnerable countries to t...
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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.

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