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Climate change adaptation

Lowering the risks posed by the consequences of climate change, carried out in response to or in anticipation of changes in climatic conditions

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Climatic trends, risk perceptions and coping strategies of smallholder farmers in rural Uganda
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2015
Smallholder farmers in Uganda face a wide range of agricultural production risks, with climate change and variability presenting new risks and vulnerabilities. Climate related risks  such as prolonged dry seasons have become more...
Malawi summary of baseline studies: country report for the GFCS Adaptation Program in Africa
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2015
This report reflects the summary of baseline findings in Malawi, under the auspices of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaptation Programme in Africa. It identifies gaps in climate information access and use a...
Towards policy integration of disaster risk, climate adaptation, and development in ASEAN: a baseline assessment
M. Sembiring; J.A. Lassa / Centre For Non-Traditional Security Studies 2017
This Insight attempts to create a baseline assessment of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adap- tation (CCA) policies in ten Southeast Asian countries. More than 50 per cent of global disas...
Crops, crop pests and climate change - why Africa needs to be better prepared
Julian Smith / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2015
Ongoing investments in agriculture will not deliver for Africa until the destabilising nature of crop pest events, especially shock outbreak events, are addressed. As a result of climate change, the prevalence of crop pests wi...
Climate and livestock disease: assessing the vulnerability of agricultural systems to livestock pests under climate change scenarios
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2015
Livestock as a sector is extremely important to the global economy and to rural livelihoods. As of 2013, there was an estimated 38 billion livestock in the world, or five animals for every person. Most (81%) were in developing countri...
Mass displacement and the challenge for urban resilience
A. Kirbyshire; E. Wilkinson; V. le Masson; P. Batra / Overseas Development Institute 2017
The concept of urban resilience is increasingly being used to describe the attributes of the urban system that are needed to deal with environmental disasters, conflict and financial crises. Large-scale, sudden population move...
Reaching more farmers: Innovative approaches to scaling up climate-smart agriculture
O. Westermann; P. Thornton; W. F├Ârch / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2015
The purpose of this working paper is to provide insight into how we can use novel approaches to scale up research findings on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) to meaningfully address the challenges of poverty and climate change. The ap...
Impacts of seasonal climate communication strategies on farm management and livelihoods in Wote, Kenya
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2015
This study was undertaken in Wote division, Makueni district, Eastern province, Kenya, to test the effectiveness of different methods of communicating downscaled seasonal climate forecast information, and to assess its impact on manag...
Is Climate-Smart Agriculture effective? A review of selected cases
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2015
Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach to address the interlinked challenges of food security and climate change, and has three objectives: (1) sustainably increasing agricultural productivity, to support equitable inc...
Sustainable small ruminant breeding program for climate-smart villages in Kenya
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2015
Improving productivity of sheep and goats (i.e. small ruminants- SR) under smallholder farming systems faced with challenges of unfavourable climatic events has been identified as one means of enhancing livelihoods of communities livi...
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