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- DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Climate risk represents an increasing threat to poor and vulnerable farmers in drought-prone areas of Africa. This study assesses the fertilizer adoption responses of food insecure farmers in Malawi, where Drought Tolerant (DT) maize was recently introduced. A field experiment, eliciting risk attitudes of farmers, is combined with a detailed farm household survey.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017This paper examines adoption of drought tolerant (DT) maize varieties under rainfall stress in Malawi using a Mundlak-Chamberlain panel Probit model with a Control Function approach. DT maize varieties is a promising technology that has the capacity to help smallholder farmers adapt to drought risks.Document
Harmonization of extension messages on climate smart agriculture in Malawi : Do we speak with one voice, and to whom?Academic Journals, 2017Poor access to extension services has been one of the major challenges that smallholder farmers in Malawi face. Dissemination of agricultural technologies is mainly done through field level extension workers and lead farmers; however, such workers are few in number. In addition to this, there is lack of harmonization of messages, approaches and methods in extension delivery at field level.Document
Social protection or humanitarian assistance: Contested input subsidies and climate adaptation in MalawiInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017The purpose of this article is to assess factors that contributed to the apparent success of the Farm Input Support Programme (FISP) in the period 2005–15, and discuss the lessons that can be learned from this experience in relation to climate change adaptation.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Traditional cultivation practices of large cardamom serve as an example for harnessing a local mountain niche that is sympatric to agro-climatic ranges between 400 and 2,300 m elevations.DocumentTaylor and Francis Group, 2017This paper compares and contrasts two cases of smallholder-inclusive agricultural investment in Tanzania and investigates the factors that shape their vulnerability and resilience to risks and uncertainties that influence their performance and viability as a development strategy.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
Policies and practices for climate smart agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: A comparative assessment of challenges and opportunities across 15 countriesFood, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network, 2014This report is a product of the collaboration between the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and the Earth System Governance Project, on policies for climate-smart agriculture.