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- 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.DocumentAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2016Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) is an approach that brings concerned stakeholders from different, often conflicting, perspectives together around pressing sets of problems to build stories that illustrate a range of potential futures that could come from taking different paths for dealing with those issues.Document
Vulnerability and Risk Assessment in the Onesi constituency, Omusati region, Namibia: towards improving livelihood adaptation to climate changeAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2016Semi-arid regions in Namibia are characterised by high rainfall variability, persistent droughts and floods, and extreme temperatures. In addition, there is weak governance and structural inequalities that exacerbate the vulnerability of communities.