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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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Assessing Mali’s Direction Nationale De La Météorologie Agrometeorological Advisory Program: preliminary report on the climate science and farmer use of advisories
E.R. Carr / USA Agency for International Development, 2014
In June 2011, USAID organized a West African Adaptation Workshop under the Adaptation Partnership in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop had several goals, including improving the awareness of and demand for climate services in the region am...
Women’s vulnerability to climatic and non-climatic change in the Eastern Gangetic Plains
International Water Management Institute, 2014
Previous findings from IWMI’s research conducted in Madhubani, Bihar, India, and in Dhanusha and Morang of the Nepal Terai (Madhesh) were taken to substantiate previous literature on the region by showing how men and women are d...
Are trees buffering ecosystems and livelihoods in agricultural landscapes of the Lower Mekong Basin? Consequences for climate-change adaptation
M. Ha Hoang; M. van Noordwijk; J. Fox / World Agroforestry Centre, 2014
This working paper analyses 1) the impacts of continuing land-use and climate changes in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) region; and 2) the potential role of increased use of trees in agricultural landscapes to reduce the negative impact...
Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment – a survey instrument for the Hindu Kush Himalayas
J. Gerlitz; S. Banerjee; B. Hoermann / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, 2014
This publication describes the development and application of ICIMOD’s Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment (PVA), a household survey tool designed to capture key elements of poverty, vulnerability, and adaptive capacity in moun...
The Chinyanja Triangle in the Zambezi River Basin, Southern Africa: status of, and prospects for, agriculture, natural resources management and rural development
T. Amede; L.T. Desta; D. Harris / International Water Management Institute, 2014
This paper, which focuses on the Chinyanja Triangle (CT), an area inside the Zambezi River Basin, characterises three distinct farming subsystems across rainfall gradients, namely maize-beans-fish, sorghum-millet-livestock and the liv...
Agroforestry, livestock, fodder production and climate change adaptation and mitigation in East Africa: issues and options
I.K. Dawson; S. Carsan; S. Franzel / World Agroforestry Centre, 2014
This working paper argues that agroforestry and livestock-keeping both have the potential to promote anthropogenic climate change resilience and support each other in this context. The paper discusses relevant issues in East Af...
Cattle and climate in Africa: how climate variability has influenced national cattle holdings from 1961–2008
T. M. Lunde; B. Lindtjørn / PubMed Central, 2013
The role of cattle in developing countries is as a source of high-quality food, as draft animals, and as a source of manure and fuel. Cattle represent important contribution to household incomes, and in drought prone areas they can ac...
Linking food security, climate adaptation and carbon management: a case study from Indonesia
Y.P.K. Suny; J.A. Lassa / Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change, 2014
This paper explores how food security, adaptation and carbon management objectives can be achieved at the local level? Constraints and opportunities are discussed from a local context in Indonesia. This paper argues that withou...
Integrated national policy approaches to climate-smart agriculture: Insights from Brazil, Ethiopia, and New Zealand
C. Negra / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2014
This paper explores how three countries – Brazil, Ethiopia, and New Zealand – are using integrated policy approaches to address the linked challenges of climate change, unsustainable agriculture, and food insecurity. ...
Climate change, crop production and child under nutrition in Ethiopia; a longitudinal panel study
S. Hagos; T. Lunde; D.H. Mariam; T. Woldehanna; B. Lindtjørn / BMC Public Health, 2014
Background: The amount and distribution of rainfall and temperature influences household food availability, thus increasing the risk of child under nutrition. However, few studies examined the local spatial variability and the impact ...
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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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