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    Climatic trends, risk perceptions and coping strategies of smallholder farmers in rural Uganda

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2015
    Smallholder farmers in Uganda face a wide range of agricultural production risks, with climate change and variability presenting new risks and vulnerabilities. Climate related risks  such as prolonged dry seasons have become more frequent and intense with negative impacts on agricultural livelihoods and food security.
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    Malawi summary of baseline studies: country report for the GFCS Adaptation Program in Africa

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2015
    This report reflects the summary of baseline findings in Malawi, under the auspices of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaptation Programme in Africa.
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    Is Climate-Smart Agriculture effective? A review of selected cases

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2015
    Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach to address the interlinked challenges of food security and climate change, and has three objectives: (1) sustainably increasing agricultural productivity, to support equitable increases in farm incomes, food security and development; (2) adapting and building resilience of agricultural and food security syste
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    Methods for identifying low emissions development options for agriculture

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    Low emissions development strategies (LEDS) are national economic and social development plans that promote sustainable development while reducing GHG emissions. While LEDS programs have helped to mainstream economy-wide planning for low emissions, planning for low emissions agriculture has remained nascent.
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    Review of climate service needs and opportunities in Rwanda

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    Rwanda’s variable and changing climate is an increasingly serious challenge to the country’s agricultural sector and farming population. Climate information services are emerging as a means to support farmers to manage risk and provide an opportunity to build the resilience of agriculture to climate at all time scales.
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    Evidence-based opportunities for out-scaling climate-smart agriculture in East Africa

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is being widely promoted as a solution for food insecurity and climate change adaptation in food systems of sub-Saharan Africa, while simultaneously reducing the rate of greenhouse gas emissions. Governments throughout Africa are writing
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    Gender dynamics in rice-farming households in Vietnam: a literature review

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    This literature review is part of the CCAFS program on low emission agriculture flagship of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.
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    The scientific basis of climate-smart agriculture: a systematic review protocol

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    Climate-smart agriculture (CSA)—agriculture and food systems that sustainably increase food production, improve resilience (or adaptive capacity) of farming systems, and mitigate climate change when possible—has quickly been integrated into the global development agenda.
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    Is the livestock sector in Southern Africa prepared for climate change?

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    The climate of the Southern African region is moving towards drier and hotter regimes. Livestock production will be significantly affected by the change and variability of climate, yet the response to climate change in the region has been unco-ordinated and sporadic. The drought of 2015/2016, which has been the most severe in 35 years, has forced policymakers to rethink this issue.
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    Climate adaptation readiness for agriculture: drought lessons from the Western Cape, South Africa

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    Agriculture is a critical component of national and sub-national economies, yet it is also highly vulnerable to weather extremes and scarce water resources. Climate change is increasing disaster risks in Southern Africa. Despite progress on integrated climate change and disaster risk management frameworks, the 2015/2016 El Niño linked drought severely affected the region.

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