Searching with a thematic focus on Climate change, Climate Change Adaptation in South Africa
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- DocumentEconomic Research Southern Africa, 2016In the arid and semi-arid areas of Africa, some of the most common land uses remain in pastoralism or in some cases commercial livestock ranching. Agricultural activities in these areas especially beef production is known to be highly vulnerable to the severe e¤ects of climate change. However, a major limitation is that appropriate adaptation and mitigation options are few.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016Agriculture 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.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2016Agriculture is one of the two sectors (along with mining) at the core of economic development. Underpinning food systems, agricultural activities constitute an indispensable pillar of sustainable development. This is especially true in South Africa, where the economic, social and environmental opportunities of sustainable agriculture are yet to be fully exploited.Document
Determinants of rural farmers’ adoption of climate change adaptation strategies: evidence from the Amathole District Municipality, Eastern Cape Province, South AfricaInternational Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 2016There is consensus that rural farmers' livelihoods are vulnerable to climate change. Also, literature suggests that locally driven adaptations are critical complementary strategies that can be targeted to reduce the negative effects of climate change in the short-run.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2015Industrial development and climate change mitigation have historically been opposed to each other. This is reflected in the industrial and climate change policy frameworks in South Africa.DocumentEnergy Research Centre, 2015South Africa faces a number of urgent development challenges, including high unemployment levels, high levels of social and economic inequality, challenges in infrastructure provision and a lack of basic services including the provision of health, education and housing.Document
The status of agricultural water use, access, and productivity in the Limpopo Basin — opportunities for poverty alleviationFood, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network, 2010The Limpopo River Basin is home to 14,000,000 people, at least half of whom live in rural areas. Over ten million South Africans live in the basin - nearly 25% of the national population. The remaining population live in Botswana - one million people, nearly 60% of the national population - Mozambique and Zimbabwe.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2010As with preceding notions of economic opportunity such as “industrial conglomeration”, “local economic development” and the “digital economy”, the “green economy” runs the risk of becoming a fad, especially if viewed as something distinct from conventional economic theory.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2012Over the past century South Africa has become increasingly reliant on the manufacturing and services industries for its economic development and growth. However, the natural environment continues to play an important role in the livelihoods of particularly the poor, those in rural areas and the agriculture sector – the latter being essential for urban living.