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Chanje Lavi Plantè in Haiti: Hillside soil conservation as a measure to increase yields and sequester carbon in HaitiClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Chanje Lavi Plantè is a three-year project in the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative. The project, implemented by Chemonics International, focuses its efforts in the Cul-de-Sac, Matheux, and lower Central Plateau areas of Haiti. The number of direct beneficiary smallholder farmers is 60,000 households, with a total of 90,000 households expected to benefit from improved income and nutrition.Document
Influence of social networks on the adoption of climate smart technologies in East Africa: Findings from two surveys and participatory exercises with farmers and local expertsClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016As part of the Policy Action for Climate Change Adaptation (PACCA) project, this info note summarizes findings of a project activity entitled “Influencing and linking policies and institutions from national to local level for the development and adoption of climate‐resilient food systems in East Africa” undertaken by researchers from Bioversity International and Arizona State University.Document
Averting 'New Variant Famine' in Southern Africa: building food-secure livelihoods with AIDS-affected young peopleEconomic and Social Research Council, UK, 2009Numerous 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 young or inexperienced to farm; or interruption of intergenerational knowledge transfer following parental deaths.DocumentFondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international / Foundation for International Development Study and Research, 2016Climate change is expected to disproportionately affect agriculture; however, there is limited information on smallholder farmers ‘ overall vulnerability and adaptation needs. This paper estimates the impact of climatic shocks on the household agricultural income and subsequently, on farmers ‘ adaptation strategies.DocumentEconomic Research Southern Africa, 2016In the arid and semi-arid areas of Africa, some of the most common land uses remain in pastoralism or in some cases commercial livestock ranching. Agricultural activities in these areas especially beef production is known to be highly vulnerable to the severe e¤ects of climate change. However, a major limitation is that appropriate adaptation and mitigation options are few.Document
The importance of reducing animal product consumption and wasted food in mitigating catastrophic climate changeJohn Hopkins University Press, 2015Globally about 30 percent of the food supply is never eaten. If all the world’s food losses and waste (wasted food) were represented as a country, it would be the third highest GHG emitter, after China and the United States. Additionally, food decomposing in landfills generates significant quantities of methane.DocumentZimbabwe Open University, 2016Climate change in Zimbabwe has been characterised by rising mean maximum temperature, decreasing mean annual rainfall, changes in the agricultural calendar, unpredictable weather patterns and lengthened periods of mid-season droughts.Document
Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Activity II in Ghana: Climate change mitigation co-benefits from sustainable intensification of maize, soybean, and riceClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016ADVANCE II is a 4.5-year activity funded by USAID under its Feed the Future (FTF) initiative and is implemented by ACDI/VOCA in the Upper East, Upper West, and Northern Regions of Ghana.Document
Resilience and economic growth in arid lands – accelerated growth in Kenya mitigation co-benefits of herd size and feed quality managementClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016REGAL-AG, a 5-year project implemented by ACDI/VOCA and funded under the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative, sought to increase economic growth in rural communities by improving competitiveness and inclusiveness in the livestock value chain.DocumentClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Agriculture is a sector especially sensitive to climate change. It also accounts for significant emissions and is, therefore, a priority for both adaptation and mitigation plans and actions at global, national and local levels.