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- DocumentAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2015The 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.DocumentAsian Development Bank, 2016Most of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities that are disproportionately located along coasts and rivers, and therefore faces substantial risks posed by hydrometeorological shocks and stresses.DocumentAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2016This briefing note summarises the key findings from the Regional Diagnostic Study (RDS) recently conducted in Ghana, as part of the ASSAR project. The RDS aimed to:DocumentAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2015For the past 50 years temperatures across West Africa have been increasing, particularly in dryland areas. This warming trend is set to continue in the coming decades, with the number of very hot days each year projected to be 17-20 times greater than in preceding decades.Document
Resilience and economic growth in arid lands – accelerated growth in Kenya mitigation co-benefits of herd size and feed quality managementClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016REGAL-AG, a 5-year project implemented by ACDI/VOCA and funded under the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative, sought to increase economic growth in rural communities by improving competitiveness and inclusiveness in the livestock value chain.DocumentClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Agriculture is a sector especially sensitive to climate change. It also accounts for significant emissions and is, therefore, a priority for both adaptation and mitigation plans and actions at global, national and local levels.DocumentClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Many 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.Document
Climate change adaptation in agriculture and natural resource management in Tanzania: a gender policy reviewClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016More than twenty years have passed since the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, where gender mainstreaming was acknowledged as an indispensable global strategy for achieving gender equality. Since then, Tanzania has undoubtedly made efforts in mainstreaming gender in its national policies and strategies.DocumentAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2015Home 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.DocumentAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2015The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Consortium seeks to deepen understanding of climate vulnerability and adaptation in semi-arid regions, and help transform current adaptation practice to a mode that achieves proactive, widespread adaptation embedded in development activities.