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    Is the livestock sector in Southern Africa prepared for climate change?

    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 been unco-ordinated and sporadic. The drought of 2015/2016, which has been the most severe in 35 years, has forced policymakers to rethink this issue.
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    Climate adaptation readiness for agriculture: drought lessons from the Western Cape, South Africa

    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 progress on integrated climate change and disaster risk management frameworks, the 2015/2016 El Niño linked drought severely affected the region.
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    Climate change adaptation and agriculture in South Africa: a policy assessment

    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 in South Africa, where the economic, social and environmental opportunities of sustainable agriculture are yet to be fully exploited.
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    Hope dries up? Women and girls coping with drought and climate change

    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 to recover. Women and girls experience vulnerability different to men.
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    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 course with the Paris climate agreement and United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
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    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 resources for their survival – who are suffering most.
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    How pro-poor are land rental markets in Ethiopia?

    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.
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    The Geographical Journal

    The Geographical Journal has been the academic journal of the Royal Geographical Society, under the terms of the Royal Charter, since 1893.
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    Whose waters? Large-scale agricultural development and water grabbing in the Wami-Ruvu River Basin, Tanzania

    Water Alternatives, 2016
    In Tanzania like in other parts of the global South, in the name of 'development' and 'poverty eradication' vast tracts of land have been earmarked by the government to be developed by investors for different commercial agricultural projects, giving rise to the contested land grab phenomenon.
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    Links between tenure security and food security in poor agrarian economies: causal linkages and policy implications

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2016
    Population growth leads to growing land scarcity and landlessness in poor agrarian economies. Many of these also face severe climate risks that may increase in the future. Tenure security is important for food security in such countries and at the same time threatened by social instability that further accelerate rural-urban and international migration.

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