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

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    Climate change: impact on agriculture and costs of adaptation

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2009
    Climate change, together with global population and income growth, is a major threat to food security in the world. This food policy report presents research results which quantify climate change impact, assess the consequences for food security and estimate the investment required to offset the negative effects on human wellbeing.
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    Climate change and the threat to African food security

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2009
    Sub-Saharan Africa is currently the most food-insecure region in the world. Climate change could aggravate the situation further unless adequate measures are put in place.
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    The impact of climate change and adaptation on food production in low-income countries: evidence from the Nile Basin, Ethiopia

    This paper presents an empirical analysis of the impact of climate change on food production in a typical low-income developing country. It provides an estimation of the determinants of adaptation to climate change and the possible implications that these strategies may have on farm productivity.
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    Browsing on fences: pastoral land rights, livelihoods and adaptation to climate change

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2008
    This paper presents an overview of pastoral systems and addresses rights issues around access and control of resources in the context of climate change. The document brings together the inputs made by over 120 participants in a 2006 web-based forum and also includes material from a number of projects from around the world.
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    Food security and climate change: the answer is biodiversity

    Reliefweb, 2008
    Climate change will profoundly affect agriculture and food security worldwide and will particularly impact smallholder farmers in poor countries. Based on a short review of recent scientific literature, this document argues that the most effective strategy to adapt agriculture to climate change is to increase biodiversity. Key points include:
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    Determinants of African farmers’ strategies for adapting to climate change: multinomial choice analysis

    African Association of Agricultural Economists, 2008
    Climate change is expected to have a considerable impact on poor peoples' livelihoods in Africa and finding ways to help farmers adapt is of critical importance. This study analyses determinants of farm-level climate adaptation measures in Africa using a multinomial choice model fitted to data from a cross-sectional survey of over 8000 farms from 11 African countries.
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    Gender and equity issues in liquid biofuels production - minimizing the risks to maximize the opportunities

    Economic and Social Department, FAO, 2008
    The production of liquid biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel is rapidly increasing in developing countries, due mainly to the establishment of large-scale biofuel feedstock plantations. This results in potential socio-economic benefits, particularly in terms of agricultural employment, but also in risks, which tend to be context-specific.
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    GM and climate change: a hungry world needs answers on GM crops

    Ethical Corporation Online, 2008
     Climate change will cause a net drop in food production. This editorial argues that genetically modified (GM) crops have an important role to play in addressing the impending climate-related food crisis. The author asserts that GM crops can help to tackle the emerging food crisis in three ways:
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    Beyond any drought: root causes of chronic vulnerability in the Sahel

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2007
    This paper examines vulnerability to droughts in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso against the background of the 2005 food crisis in the Sahel region. The authors argue that vulnerability to droughts is due to a combination of political, economic and social forces as well as the impacts of highly variable rainfall.
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    Adaptive policymaking for agriculture and water resources

    International Development Research Centre, 2005
    In 2005, IDRC provided CA $1,000,000 to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to support a four-year research collaboration with TERI of India. These institutes will study the adaptation of agricultural communities that have experienced environmental change in the last two decades.