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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 affecting communities living in a given social-ecological landscape. These stakeholders constitute the Knowledge Group (KG) considered in ths report.
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    Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)

    ASSAR’s overarching research objective is to use insights from multiple-scale, interdisciplinary work to improve the understanding of the barriers, enablers and limits to effective,
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    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

    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 enhance inclusiveness and promote efficiencies along agri-food value chains.
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    Self-reported acute pesticide intoxications in Ethiopia

    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 to farms using pesticides. Also the pesticide exposure might be related to employment at these farms.
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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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