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- DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017Land-use conflict is not a new phenomenon for pastoralists and farmers in Tanzania with murders, the killing of livestock and the loss of property as a consequence of this conflict featuring in the news for many years now.OrganisationThe Journal aims to provide readers with:DocumentWiley Online Library, 2017Malnutrition is a global challenge with huge social and economic costs; nearly every country faces a public health challenge, whether from undernutrition, overweight/obesity, and/or micronutrient deficiencies.Document
Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism – the case for climate resilient investment in the CaribbeanClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017For the Caribbean, climate change is not tomorrow’s problem. The threats it poses are neither distant nor abstract – they are already apparent. In recent years, hurricanes have caused major damage in countries such as Jamaica, Grenada and Cuba; severe flooding has hit Belize and Guyana; and droughts affect much of the east of the region.Document
Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism: the case for climate resilient investment in the CaribbeanClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017For the Caribbean, climate change is not tomorrow’s problem. The threats it poses are neither distant nor abstract – they are already apparent.DocumentCentre For Non-Traditional Security Studies, 2016Food systems are climate and weather dependent; heat stress and changes in rainfall patterns and relative humidity are likely to regulate crop yields. Elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) are likely to directly and indirectly bring new challenges to the stability and sustainability of global food production including rice.Document
Weather-index based crop insurance as a social adaptation to climate change and variability in the Upper West Region of Ghana: developing a participatory approachClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2017Climate change and variability are major challenges to rain-fed crop production in Africa. This paper presents a report on a pilot project to test a concept for operationalising weather-index crop insurance as a social adaptation to the climate change and variability problem in the Upper West Region of Ghana.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017The spread of invasive plant species has serious consequences for Africa. Toxic weeds and harmful shrubs significantly shrink rangelands and lower the productivity of major grain foods such as maize (in some instances by up to 45%). Toxic weeds suppress the growth of staple crops and take over fields that could otherwise be used for agriculture.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2014This FAO note gives a brief introduction to the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus conceptual framework as a useful way to describe and address the complex and interrelated nature of our global resource systems. It puts forward WEF as a conceptual approach:Document
Review of Agri-Food Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: BangladeshLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Bangladesh is primarily an agrarian nation. Most of the people of the country directly or indirectly depend on agriculture. Rural people are more involved in this sector compared to urban people.