Searching with a thematic focus on Livelihoods, Climate change agriculture and food security, Climate change, Climate Change Adaptation

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    A critical analysis of climate change factors and its projected future values in Delta state, Nigeria

    Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2013
    This study analyses climate change factors (temperature and rainfall) and their projected future values in the Delta state, Nigeria. A variety of crops such as maize, yam and cassava produced in Delta state depend on rainfall for their optimum performance. Therefore, decreasing and/or irregular rainfall patterns threaten food security in the state.
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    Where the rain falls: climate change, food and livelihood security, and migration

    United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2012
    This comparative study highlights that rainfall variability and food insecurity are key drivers for human mobility. The empirical research is based on eight country case studies, including a 1,300 household survey and participatory research sessions involving 2,000 individuals. The results reveal that migration is an important risk management strategy for vulnerable households.
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    Evidence from the frontlines of climate change: loss and damage to communities despite coping and adaptation

    United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2012
    This study presents empirical findings from fieldwork around the world examining loss and damage caused by global warming. The report begins by defining and contextualising the emerging discourse on assessing, quantifying and reacting to loss and damage. Key findings from the five case study sites include the following.
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    Understanding adaptive capacity: sustainable livelihoods and food security in coastal Bangladesh

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2012
    This paper analyses data from a household-level survey of 980 agricultural and fishing households in seven sites across southern Bangladesh. It examines the relationship between assets, livelihood strategies, food security and changes in farming practices.
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    Enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa: an exploration into alternative investment options

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2012
    This discussion paper seeks to explore alternative investment options with the aim of enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa. Climate change, conflict, drought and increasing populations are leading many to pessimistic conclusions regarding the future viability of pastoral farming, arguing that these livelihoods should be sedentarised and diversified.
  • Organisation

    Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

    Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation founded in 1993, currently operating in five 5 Indian states: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan a
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    The poverty and welfare impacts of climate change quantifying the effects, identifying the adaptation strategies

    World Bank, 2012
    Although poverty remains widespread in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, substantial progress has been made especially in the past three decades. Nevertheless, this report stresses that climate change is likely to reduce agricultural productivity, which will directly affect poor people's livelihood assets including health, access to water and other natural resources, homes and infrastructure.
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    Accessing adaptation: multiple stressors on livelihoods in the Bolivian highlands under a changing climate

    Science Direct, 2012
    Smallholder farmers continuously confront multiple social and environmental stressors that necessitate changes in livelihood strategies to prevent damages and take advantage of new opportunities or adaptation. Vulnerability is attributable to social determinants that limit access to assets, leading to greater exposure and sensitivity to stressors and a limited capacity to adapt.
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    Coastal fishers’ livelihood in peril: sea surface temperature and tropical cyclones in Bangladesh

    Center for Participatory Research and Development, 2012
    Bangladesh is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world, where more than 3.5 million coastal peoples’ livelihoods depend directly or indirectly on fishing and related activities under extremely difficult conditions. Economic hardship is likely to be aggravated by climate change and its various effects.
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    IFAD annual report 2011

    International Fund for Agricultural Development, 2012
    The International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) annual report 2011 describes the achievements of its programme of work through 240 projects in 94 countries, as well as its new strategic framework for 2011-2015. The report documents the milestones and indicators towards sustainable rural development, including a number of regional examples.