Searching with a thematic focus on Agriculture and food
Showing 151-160 of 6106 results
- 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.DocumentClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Many countries in Africa included fertilizer use, soil fertility management, and agricultural inputs as part of their contributions to the Paris Climate Agreement. While nitrogen (N) fertilizers contribute substantially to nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions globally, emissions from fertilizers are still low in sub-Saharan Africa.Document
Climate change adaptation in agriculture and natural resource management in Tanzania: a gender policy reviewClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016More than twenty years have passed since the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, where gender mainstreaming was acknowledged as an indispensable global strategy for achieving gender equality. Since then, Tanzania has undoubtedly made efforts in mainstreaming gender in its national policies and strategies.DocumentInternational Fund for Agricultural Development, 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.