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The future of food security, environments and livelihoods in Western Africa: four socio-economic scenarios
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
Researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs and development practitioners working to improve food security, environmental health and rural livelihoods in the developing world face many uncertainties when exploring the future of food sys...
A place for subnational governments at the international climate negotiating table
South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
It can be difficult for subnational governments and cities to acquire a place at the negotiating table for international climate events, such as UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gatherings. This is despite the fact t...
Averting 'New Variant Famine' in Southern Africa: building food-secure livelihoods with AIDS-affected young people
N. Ansell; E. Robson; L. van Blerk; F. Hajdu / Economic and Social Research Council, UK 2009
Numerous reports have linked AIDS’ impacts on young people and their long term food insecurity, through, for instance, orphans’ failure to inherit property and resources; inability to retain rights to land which they are too...
Africa’s climate: Helping decision‑makers make sense of climate information
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2016
African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s development ch...
Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa: from physical changes to their social repercussions
ResearchGate 2016
The repercussions of climate change will be felt in various ways throughout both natural and human systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change projections for this region point to a warming trend, particularly in the inland subtropi...
West Africa Regional Diagnostic Study: report summary
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
Home to hundreds of millions of people, the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts and risks. Working in 11 countries in these regions, ASSAR is a research project that seeks to und...
Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the semi-arid regions of West Africa
J. Padgham / Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2015
The West Africa region spans humid, sub-humid, semi-arid and arid climate regimes. It is currently home to over 340 million people, and constitutes 39% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population. The regional population is expected to ex...
Fertilizers and low emission development in sub-Saharan Africa
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
Many countries in Africa included fertilizer use, soil fertility management, and agricultural inputs as part of their contributions to the Paris Climate Agreement. While nitrogen (N) fertilizers contribute substantially to nitrous oxi...
East Africa Regional Diagnostic Study
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2015
Home to hundreds of millions of people, the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts and risks. Working in 11 countries in these regions, ASSAR is a research project that seeks to und...
Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Semi-Arid Regions of East Africa
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2015
The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Consortium seeks to deepen understanding of climate vulnerability and adaptation in semi-arid regions, and help transform current adaptation practice to a mode that achieves proacti...
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