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Climate-smart solutions for Mali: Findings from implementing the Climate-Smart Agriculture Prioritization FrameworkClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Mali is experiencing erratic rainfall, resulting in more frequent dry years, which threaten agricultural productivity and growth. The national economy is vulnerable to climate change due to 50% of GDP coming from the agricultural sector and 75% of the population living in rural areas.DocumentClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Awareness of climatic information relevant for future decisions through climatic forecasts is not enough to support farmer’s decision-making. It is necessary to look for agricultural management alternatives that allow farmers to adapt to climatic conditions and implement efficient and sustainable management systems, within a framework of effective communication with farmers.DocumentClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand.DocumentClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Sustainability, traceability, and branding for final consumers have been a component of market development of coffee for two decades in Brazil, but only just started in the beef sector. Sustainability initiatives for coffee have enjoyed high price premiums and support from cooperatives to make this possible. Efforts in the cattle and beef sector are more recent and still in a pilot phase.DocumentClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016By modifying management of rice plants, soil, water and nutrients to improve growth environments, farmers can get higher-yielding, more vigorous and resilient plants nurtured by larger root systems and greater diversity/abundance of beneficial soil organisms.Document
Shifting food consumption to mitigate climate change is critical to fulfilling the Paris Agreement, but how?Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Most attention to climate change mitigation in the agriculture sector has focused on technical and policy options for changing production rather than consumption. Yet significant opportunities for mitigation exist in shifting food consumption patterns. In many cases these options could also improve health, food security and other environmental outcomes.Measures include:Document
Better Life Alliance in Zambia: Climate change mitigation as a co-benefit of improved landscape, agroforestry, soil, and fertilizer managementClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Established in 2011, BLA was a 4-year project funded by the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative and implemented by Community Markets for Conservation Ltd. (COMACO) in the Luangwa valley in the Eastern Province of Zambia (Figure 1). BLA aimed to achieve poverty reduction, sustainable land management, and improved conservation by linking smallholder farmers to market incentives.Document
Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Program II: Efficiency gains in dairy production systems decrease GHG emission intensityClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016RDCP II was a 5-year project funded by the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative. Land O’Lakes has implemented the project in 17 districts across all five provinces of Rwanda. This project aimed to reduce poverty through expanded production and marketing of quality milk that generates income and employment, and improves nutrition of rural households.Document
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.