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    Climate-smart livestock interventions in West Africa: a review

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    The livestock sector is one of the major contributors in agriculture, by some estimates contributing up to 18% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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    Integrating gender into climate change adaptation programs: a research and capacity needs assessment for Sub-Saharan Africa

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    Research shows that paying attention to gender matters not only for the equity of climate change adaptation programs but also for their efficiency and effectiveness. Many organizations working to increase resilience to climate change with local communities also recognize the importance of gender yet the degree to which gender is integrated in project implementation is unclear.
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    The future of food security, environments and livelihoods in Western Africa: four socio-economic scenarios

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    Researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs and development practitioners working to improve food security, environmental health and rural livelihoods in the developing world face many uncertainties when exploring the future of food systems.
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    A place for subnational governments at the international climate negotiating table

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    It can be difficult for subnational governments and cities to acquire a place at the negotiating table for international climate events, such as UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gatherings. This is despite the fact that subnational governments are often best placed to implement the outcomes of climate change negotiations.
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    Averting 'New Variant Famine' in Southern Africa: building food-secure livelihoods with AIDS-affected young people

    Economic and Social Research Council, UK, 2009
    Numerous 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.
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    Africa’s climate: Helping decision‑makers make sense of climate information

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2016
    African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s development challenges.
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    Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa: from physical changes to their social repercussions

    ResearchGate, 2016
    The repercussions of climate change will be felt in various ways throughout both natural and human systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change projections for this region point to a warming trend, particularly in the inland subtropics; frequent occurrence of extreme heat
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    West Africa Regional Diagnostic Study: report summary

    Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2016
    Home to hundreds of millions of people, the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts and risks. Working in 11 countries in these regions, ASSAR is a research project that seeks to understand the factors that have prevented climate change adaptation from being more widespread and successful.
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    Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the semi-arid regions of West Africa

    Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2015
    The West Africa region spans humid, sub-humid, semi-arid and arid climate regimes. It is currently home to over 340 million people, and constitutes 39% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population. The regional population is expected to exceed 400 million by 2020 and 500 million between 2030 and 2035.
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    Fertilizers and low emission development in sub-Saharan Africa

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    Many 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.

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