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Key findings from ASSAR's Regional Diagnostic Study and initial research: Bangalore sub-region, KarnatakaAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2016The five-year (2014-2018) Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project uses insights from multi-scale, interdisciplinary work to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-term wellbeing of the most vulnerable and those with the least agency.Key insights:DocumentAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2016Although slightly variable across study sites, the SARs of India have experienced accelerated warming trends between 1971 and 2007. Mean daily temperatures have increased marginally faster than the national average (0.02 oC/year).DocumentAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2016India faces a dynamic climatic and non-climatic risk profile. These climatic and non-climatic risks, separately and in interaction, make people and systems highly vulnerable.DocumentAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2016India and the sub-regions face a dynamic climatic and non-climatic risk profile. These climatic and non-climatic risks, separately and in interaction, make people and systems highly vulnerable.DocumentFondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international / Foundation for International Development Study and Research, 2016Climate change is expected to disproportionately affect agriculture; however, there is limited information on smallholder farmers ‘ overall vulnerability and adaptation needs. This paper estimates the impact of climatic shocks on the household agricultural income and subsequently, on farmers ‘ adaptation strategies.DocumentEconomic Research Southern Africa, 2016In the arid and semi-arid areas of Africa, some of the most common land uses remain in pastoralism or in some cases commercial livestock ranching. Agricultural activities in these areas especially beef production is known to be highly vulnerable to the severe e¤ects of climate change. However, a major limitation is that appropriate adaptation and mitigation options are few.Document
The impacts of the Arid Lands Resource Management Project (ALRMPII) on livelihoods and vulnerability in the arid and semi-arid lands of KenyaInternational Livestock Research Institute, 2011There is an urgent need for new approaches and effective models for managing risk and promoting sustainable development in arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), especially in the face of climate change and increasing frequency of drought in many areas.Document
Institutional assessment of adaptation to climate change in the middle Kaiti watershed, Makueni county, KenyaInternational Livestock Research Institute, 2015In the research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is working to enhance local institutional capacity for supporting climate change adaptation.Document
A gender approach to understanding the differentiated impact of barriers to adaptation: responses to climate change in rural EthiopiaSpringerlink, 2016While adaptation has received a fair amount of attention in the climate change debate, barriers to adaptation are the focus of a more specific, recent discussion. In this discussion, such barriers are generally treated as having a uniform, negative impact on all actors.DocumentAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2016Home 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.