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Technology and Adaptation

Briefing Paper: Technology for adapting to climate change Climate change is currently threatening the livelihoods of millions of people who are already poor and vulnerable, by altering the natural...
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Publications from Soluciones Practicas in Peru (Spanish)

Practical Action's Peruvian office, Soluciones Practicas, work on development and the impact of climate change in NW region of South America, particularly with those in the Andean mountains. A list...
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Lyambai Workshop objectives

Objectives 1. Creating a stage on which representatives from vulnerable rural communities in case study village clusters can present their experiential evidence of climate present and past and its...
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Lyambai Vulnerability and Adaptation Project Workshop

Context Oxen ploughing rice field in Limulunga (identified by the community as an adaptation option). Photo M. Monde Mongu is one seven districts in the Western Province of Zambia. It is the land of...
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Lyambai Vulnerability and Adaptation Project (LYVA)

This is a description of the project, please see the page on the workshop report for the most recent details on the project, and the adaptation options identified by participants from the different...
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Lyambai project workshop strengths and weaknesses

Identified strengths The workshop succeeded in bringing together a wide cross-section of community stakeholders in a single forum to discuss issues that are of common interest but which to date are...
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Lyambai project adaptation options

LIMULUNGA/LEALUI Ploughing the rice field at Limulunga Adaptation options: FARMING Investigate and employ early maturing seed varieties Apply new irrigation systems in plain and forest areas Access...
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Institute for the Popularization and Application of Science, Burkina Faso

Some information on the work of the Institute for the Popularization and Application of Science (IAVS) based in Burkina Faso. IAVS Courses IAVS offers courses in the field of climate change which...
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Floating Gardens in Bangladesh

Floating gardens enable crops to be grown during floods and in areas where land is limited or unstable and liable to change, such as the char lands in Bangladesh. The link below is to a technical...
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ENDA Community Adaptation Pilot Action Programme

ENDA has been developing a network of pilot action projects across different ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa. These began in 2007 in the Upper Zambezi floodplain region of western Zambia (floodplain...
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Community Cereal Banks

Photo credit: Venex_jpb/Creative Commons A cereal bank is a community-based institution involving a village or a group of villages that stocks and manages the operations of acquiring, pricing and...
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CBA Photo Library

This is the first of a set of pages to collect together images from CBA work. All of the photos on this page at present are taken from a BCAS annual report on the Local Capacity Building and...
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Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC)

CLACC was initiated by IIED in 2004 and supports LDCs to adapt to climate change. Because their degree of vulnerability is high, the programs in LDCs require long-term capacity strengthening within...
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Advancing Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA)

Project Page Introduction The ACCCA project is a project coordinated by UNITAR which many of the weADAPT partners are involved in. It draws on lessons learned about communicating climate risk...
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Water Harvesting in Sudan

In semi arid zones such as North Darfur where the rainfall is concentrated over short periods of time, balancing water demand with supply is difficult. The regularity of rainfall and quantity of...
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Using Integrated Soil Fertility Techniques in Semi-Arid Areas

Moisture stress affects over two thirds of all soils in semi arid areas while soil fertility degradation has been described as the second most important constraint to food security in Africa. Despite...
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Run-off Rainwater Harvesting

Agriculture is an integral part of rural livelihoods of communities all over the world, yet there are many instances when farmers in water scarce areas are unable to grow a successful crop or...
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Policy briefing on Climate Change in Sri Lanka

Policy briefing on Climate Change in Sri Lanka

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How to practice soil fertility

Moisture stress affects over two thirds of all soils in semi-arid areas while soil fertility degradation has been described as the second most important constraint to food security in Africa. Despite...
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Constructing Sand Dams for Water Capture and Storage

Photo: Excellent Development Drought is the most serious natural hazard facing Eastern Africa in terms of seaverity and frequency of occurrence. The most seriously affected areas are Arid and Semi...
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Climate adaptation in the mountains of Lesotho

Community mapping exercise in Lesotho: Photo Anna Taylor Anecdotal evidence collected from community members in the Highlands of Lesotho indicate a keen awareness of longer term changes in the local...
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