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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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Clever Name, Losing Game? How Climate Smart Agriculture is sowing confusion in the food movement
T. Anderson / ActionAid International, 2014
This report highlights questions being raised about the concept of ‘climate smart’ agriculture (CSA). It highlights that a number of industrialised countries, along with a number of agribusiness corporations, have p...
Climate-smart agriculture: a call to action
World Bank, 2011
This ‘beginner's guide’ to climate-smart agriculture has a focus on Africa. The publication argues that, because of the high vulnerability of rural populations to climate change, Africa stands to benefit from climat...
Corporate-Smart Greenwash: why we reject the Global Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture
2014
This statement, signed by a global group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) rejects the proposal for a Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture and warns against the concept of ‘climate-smart’ agriculture altoge...
Climate-smart agriculture success stories from farming communities around the world
P. Neate; L. Holt (ed); A. Legroscollard (ed) / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2013
This report showcases 16 initiatives, from the Sahel to Vietnam, which are having a widespread impact on food security, adaptation to climate change and climate change mitigation, and improving the lives of people. These initia...
The costs of climate change impacts for India: a preliminary analysis
V. Chaturvedi / Council on Energy, Environment and Water, 2015
This working paper tries to estimate the cost of global climate change impacts for India. The study finds that climate change will result in significant economic losses for India across sectors, including agricultural productio...
Water-smart agriculture in East Africa
A. Nicol (ed); S. Langan (ed); M. Victor (ed); J. Gonsalves (ed) / International Water Management Institute, 2015
The inspiration for this sourcebook came from a 2014 meeting of researchers, practitioners and policy makers in Addis Ababa under the auspices of an event co-convened by the Global Water Initiative East Africa (GWI EA), the Internatio...
Adaptation and mitigation initiatives in Philippine rice cultivation
E.B. Sibayan; R.C. Caguioa / United Nations Development Programme, 2015
This report presents a number of Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture (AMIA). The AMIA are designed for rice cultivation, a sector extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and commonly associated wi...
Towards a comprehensive Strategic Framework to Upscale and Out-scale EbA-driven agriculture In Africa
R. Munang; R. Mgendi; K. Alverson / United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2015
This report aims to challenge the current food insecurity scenario in Africa by laying a case for a paradigm shift from current conventional agricultural approaches. It argues that current practices destroy ecosystems through u...
Africa Capacity Indicators 2013: Capacity Development For Natural Resource Management
African Capacity Building Foundation, 2013
This report focuses on natural resource management in Africa and links this discussion with state fragility, agricultural transformation and food security. The third in a series of annual reports, its focus is what African coun...
Pacific Gender and Climate Change toolkit: Tools for practitioners
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, 2013
This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects. It is aimed at climate change professionals working in national governments,...
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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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