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Small-scale fisheries management: frameworks and approaches for the developing world
R. Pomeroy / CAB International 2011
This book discusses many key aspects of fisheries management addressing both the undervalued view of fisheries and adaptive management approaches. Chapter 8 focuses on the impacts of climate change and responses on small-scale ...
Climate-smart agriculture in Kenya
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2015
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) requires a major shift in the way land, water, soil nutrients, and genetic resources are managed to ensure that these resources are used more efficiently. Making this shift requires considerable changes...
Adoption of modern varieties and rice varietal diversity on household farms in Bangladesh
M. Tiongco; M. Hossain / Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2015
This paper investigates the relationship between adoption of modern rice varieties and rice varietal diversity on household farms in Bangladesh. As shown in previous studies, adoption of modern varieties depends on agroecological- and...
Distribution of mangrove habitats of Grenada and the Grenadines
G. Moore; B. Gilmer; S. Schill / Coastal-research 2014
Climate change is expected to alter existing coastal habitats in Grenada, jeopardizing the island's mangroves, such as through the conversion of basin mangroves to fringe habitats as storm surges open barrier beaches, increasing tidal...
Climate shocks, food and nutrition security: evidence from the Young Lives cohort study
P. Dornan; M.J.O. Portela; K. Pells / Oxfam 2014
Many people living in poor communities in Ethiopia, India (particularly, Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam experience climatic shocks such as droughts and floods, and are often faced with issues of food insecurity.  D...
Synthesis of guiding principles on agriculture programming for nutrition
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2013
Many multilateral, bilateral, and civil society organisations have produced guidance on improving nutrition impact through agriculture in recent years. This report summarises the main messages emerging from such publications, d...
Who cares about the impact of climate change on hunger and malnutrition?
Action Against Hunger 2014
As the climate changes, ensuring long-term access to sufficient and nutritious food for all becomes an even greater challenge faced by humanity. Even in the most optimistic global warming scenario, the effects of climate change on und...
Impact of climate related shocks and stresses on nutrition and food security in selected areas of rural Bangladesh
C. Béné / United Nations [UN] World Food Programme 2015
With a population over 156 million people, 80 percent of whom live in rural areas, and 70 percent of land area five meters or less above sea level, environmental hazards such as floods, cyclones, salt water intrusion and river er...
Climate impacts on food security and nutrition: a review of existing knowledge
United Nations [UN] World Food Programme 2014
Undernutrition remains one of the world’s most serious but least addressed socioeconomic and health problems. The human and socioeconomic costs of undernutrition are enormous, falling hardest on the poorest, especially on women ...
Climate-smart food systems for enhanced nutrition
Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition 2015
This policy brief explains the challenges of meeting both agricultural and nutritional needs in the face of climate change. It identifies specific opportunities for policy change that can simultaneously enhance food and nutrition secu...
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