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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.DocumentInternational Institute for Environment and Development, 2015As climate change pushes livestock, crop and tree production systems towards new realities, societies may seek more comprehensive solutions.Document
Adoption of climate smart technologies in East Africa: Findings from two surveys and participatory exercises with farmers and local expertsClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016As part of the “Policy Action for Climate Change Adaptation” (PACCA) project this info note summarizes findings of a project activity entitled “Influencing and linking policies and institutions from national to local level for the development and adoption of climate‐resilient food systems in East Africa” undertaken by researchers from Bioversity International and Arizona State University.Document
Climate-smart solutions for Mali: Findings from implementing the Climate-Smart Agriculture Prioritization FrameworkClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Mali is experiencing erratic rainfall, resulting in more frequent dry years, which threaten agricultural productivity and growth. The national economy is vulnerable to climate change due to 50% of GDP coming from the agricultural sector and 75% of the population living in rural areas.DocumentClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016By modifying management of rice plants, soil, water and nutrients to improve growth environments, farmers can get higher-yielding, more vigorous and resilient plants nurtured by larger root systems and greater diversity/abundance of beneficial soil organisms.Document
Shifting food consumption to mitigate climate change is critical to fulfilling the Paris Agreement, but how?Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Most attention to climate change mitigation in the agriculture sector has focused on technical and policy options for changing production rather than consumption. Yet significant opportunities for mitigation exist in shifting food consumption patterns. In many cases these options could also improve health, food security and other environmental outcomes.Measures include:Document
Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Program II: Efficiency gains in dairy production systems decrease GHG emission intensityClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016RDCP II was a 5-year project funded by the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative. Land O’Lakes has implemented the project in 17 districts across all five provinces of Rwanda. This project aimed to reduce poverty through expanded production and marketing of quality milk that generates income and employment, and improves nutrition of rural households.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2016In adopting the goals of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the international communit y took responsibility for building a sustainable future. But meeting the goals of eradicating hunger and poverty by 2030, while addressing the threat of climate change, will require a profound transformation of food and agriculture systems worldwide.DocumentConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2016It is well recognized that if livelihoods and food security of farmers are to be improved in the face of climate change challenges, adaptation measures at massive scale will be needed. This will require an enabling environment to catalyse the positive behavioural changes that will be needed to move towards climate resilient food systems.Document
Agricultural practices and technologies to enhance food security, resilience and productivity in a sustainable manner: messages to the SBSTA 44 agriculture workshopsConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2016This paper synthesizes knowledge within CGIAR and its partners on agricultural practices and technologies to enhance food security, resilience and productivity in a sustainable manner. A number of agricultural practices and technologies which contribute to these objectives were identified and assessed to generate four key lessons.