Searching with a thematic focus on Climate change agriculture and food security, Climate change, Climate Change Adaptation in Kenya
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- DocumentInternational Institute for Environment and Development, 2013Through the analysis of newspaper articles and a survey of journalists, this publication identifies gaps and highlights differences in how the media portray pastoralism in Kenya, China and India.Document
Local perceptions and responses to climate change and variability: the case of Laikipia district, KenyaMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2012This empirical analysis of smallholders' perceptions of, and adaptation to, climate change demonstrates the value and importance of local knowledge in the Laikipia district, Kenya. The paper recognises that agricultural policies are presently short of mechanisms to promote farmers' adaptation, and that this has hindered agricultural production.Document
Evidence from the frontlines of climate change: loss and damage to communities despite coping and adaptationUnited Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2012This study presents empirical findings from fieldwork around the world examining loss and damage caused by global warming. The report begins by defining and contextualising the emerging discourse on assessing, quantifying and reacting to loss and damage. Key findings from the five case study sites include the following.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2012This discussion paper seeks to explore alternative investment options with the aim of enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa. Climate change, conflict, drought and increasing populations are leading many to pessimistic conclusions regarding the future viability of pastoral farming, arguing that these livelihoods should be sedentarised and diversified.Document
Are food insecure smallholder households making changes in their farming practices? Evidence from east AfricaClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2012Smallholder farmers across east Africa have started to embrace climate-resilient farming approaches and technologies, according to this study by the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) research programme.DocumentSTEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2009Maize is a socially, politically and economically staple crop in Kenya. This paper summarises the findings of the STEPS Environmental Change and Maize Innovation in Kenya project, which utilised maize as a window through which to explore differential responses to climate change.Document
Achieving food security in the face of climate change: final report from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate ChangeClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2012This report, released by the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, identifies a set of clear actions to be undertaken by key stakeholders to achieve food security in the context of climate change.DocumentArid Lands Information Network, 2011Agriculture in developing countries must change significantly to meet the related challenges of food security and climate change. This edition of Joto Afrika shows that in Africa, there are numerous proven, low-cost, climate-smart agricultural innovations that smallholders can adopt.DocumentAfrican Centre for Technology Studies, 2010In Kenya, droughts and ﬂoods have becomemore frequent and intense. The country has also seen increased average temperatures, more extreme hot days, and colder nights, successive crop failures, as well as the spread of vector-borne diseases like malaria to places where the disease is not known to be endemic.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2009Sub-Saharan Africa is currently the most food-insecure region in the world. Climate change could aggravate the situation further unless adequate measures are put in place.