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- DocumentConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2016It is well recognized that if livelihoods and food security of farmers are to be improved in the face of climate change challenges, adaptation measures at massive scale will be needed. This will require an enabling environment to catalyse the positive behavioural changes that will be needed to move towards climate resilient food systems.Document
Agricultural practices and technologies to enhance food security, resilience and productivity in a sustainable manner: messages to the SBSTA 44 agriculture workshopsConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2016This paper synthesizes knowledge within CGIAR and its partners on agricultural practices and technologies to enhance food security, resilience and productivity in a sustainable manner. A number of agricultural practices and technologies which contribute to these objectives were identified and assessed to generate four key lessons.DocumentConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2016In 2014 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), as part of its mandate to consider issues related to agriculture, invited submissions from parties and observers, covering four topics, in 2015 and 2016.DocumentConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2016In 2014 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), as part of its mandate to consider issues related to agriculture, decided to invite submissions from parties and observers, covering four topics, in 2015 and 2016.DocumentGlobal Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2016Few studies of agrarian transition examine what farmers themselves feel about farming. Are they cultivating out of choice or a lack of options? What distinguishes farmers who like farming from t hose who do not: their personal and household characteristics and endowments? The local ecology and regional economy? Or a mix of these and other factors?Document
Cocoa farmers' perception on climate variability and its effects on adaptation strategies in the Suaman district of western region, GhanaCogent Food & Agriculture Journal, 2016Climate Change has gained global attention due to its adverse impact on agriculture. Cocoa production in Ghana is also under threat following climate change. This study, therefore, examined farmers’ perception on climate variability and its effect on adaptation strategies in the Suaman district of Western Region, Ghana. It involved 240 cocoa farmers.OrganisationOrganisationLTS International is a consultancy and project management firm that supports sustainable development worldwide, working on facets of climate change, forestry, water resources, ecosystems, landscapeDocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2016Agricultural abalone, commonly known as perlemoen in South Africa, is a sea snail in the mollusc family which generally includes clams, scallops, sea slugs, octopuses and squid.Document
The future of mechanized schemes and agricultural investment in the South Kordofan State / Nuba MountainsChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2016This paper tackles the issue of the future of mechanized schemes and investment in the agricultural sector in the South Kordofan State/Nuba Mountains. The main objective of this study is to assess the viability of investment in mechanized scheme areas in South Kordofan, such as Habila, which witnessed the intervention of mechanized farming in the 1960s.