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Vulnerability and Risk Assessment in Botswana's Bobirwa Sub-District
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA methodology) aims at developing a common understanding among various stakeholders, including government officials, village committees and local communities, about the main hazards and issues affe...
Enabling more inclusive and efficient food and agricultural systems in Africa: FAO session at the IFAMA World Forum 18 June 2014, Cape Town, South Africa
C. da Silva (ed); H. Lie / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2016
FAO organized a workshop during the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association's World Forum 2014, focusing on themes covered by Strategic Objective 4 that place greater emphasis on supporting national policies that en...
Self-reported acute pesticide intoxications in Ethiopia
A.W. Nigatu; M. BrÄtveit; B.E. Moen / BMC Public Health 2016
Background. Pesticide exposure is an important public health concern in Ethiopia, but there is limited information on pesticide intoxications. Residents may have an increased risk of pesticide exposure through proximity of their homes...
Is the livestock sector in Southern Africa prepared for climate change?
K. Dzama / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
The climate of the Southern African region is moving towards drier and hotter regimes. Livestock production will be significantly affected by the change and variability of climate, yet the response to climate change in the region has ...
Climate adaptation readiness for agriculture: drought lessons from the Western Cape, South Africa
S. Midgely; N. Methner / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
Agriculture is a critical component of national and sub-national economies, yet it is also highly vulnerable to weather extremes and scarce water resources. Climate change is increasing disaster risks in Southern Africa. Despite progr...
Climate change adaptation and agriculture in South Africa: a policy assessment
M. Zwane; G. Montmasson-Clair / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2016
Agriculture is one of the two sectors (along with mining) at the core of economic development. Underpinning food systems, agricultural activities constitute an indispensable pillar of sustainable development. This is especially true i...
Hope dries up? Women and girls coping with drought and climate change
A. Fischer / CARE International 2016
The current drought in Mozambique has a disproportionate impact on women and girls. Unequal power relations, gender inequalities and discrimination mean that women and girls are often hardest hit during a crisis and will take longer t...
Burning land, burning the climate: the biofuel industry's capture of EU bioenergy policy
Oxfam 2016
There is overwhelming evidence of the harm caused by the European Union’s current bioenergy policy to people in developing countries, to the climate and to Europe’s own sustainable development. The policy is on a collision c...
Climate change in Afghanistan: what does it mean for rural livelihoods and food security?
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2016
Afghanistan has already been, and will continue to be, heavily affected by the negative impacts of climate change. And it is the most vulnerable people - particularly subsistence farmers and pastoralists who de-pend on natural resourc...
How pro-poor are land rental markets in Ethiopia?
S.T. Holden; S. Bezu; Mesfin Tilahun / Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2016
Land rental markets can potentially improve the access to land for land-poor households that possess complementary resources that can enable them to utilize land efficiently. Land rental markets can also enable landowners who are poor...
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