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Ghana Agriculture

Agricultural land in Ghana is used mainly for production of cereal, cocoa, oil palm, root vegetables, tubers, livestock raising, and irrigated farming in conjunction with shallot farming. Root crops...
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Ghana Fisheries

A quarter of the Ghanaian population lives in coastal zones and roughly 10% depend on coastal fisheries for their livelihoods. On average, 65% of the animal protein intake of Ghanaians comes from...
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Ghana Health

Climate change, in the form of thermal stress, can directly affect cardiovascular and respiratory morbidity and mortality. Indirectly, climate variability can influence food production, malnutrition...
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Planning and costing agriculture’s adaptation to climate change

Introduction and study objectives The study sought to inform climate policy by analysing agricultural adaptation in developing countries. Country case studies in Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda and...
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NCAP Lessons Learned

This page brings together links to the lessons learned from the NCAP projects in different countries. Countries Bangladesh Bhutan Bolivia Colombia Ghana Guatemala Mali Mongolia Mozambique Senegal...
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NCAP Findings

Links to summaries of the key findings from the 14 different NCAP projects are provided below. Countries Bangladesh Bhutan Bolivia Colombia Ghana Guatemala Mali Mongolia Mozambique Senegal Suriname...
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NCAP Methodologies

The NCAP projects used a variety of different methodologies to explore vulnerability and adaptation, from hydrological modelling to social learning and participatory planning. This page collects...
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Bangladesh: Policy Recommendations

Summary of recommendations for Bangladesh This work forms part of a Policy Briefing on Climate Change in Bangladesh produced by Practical Action in 2008 . Other sections of the report can be seen in...
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Nepal: Policy Recommendations

Summary of recommendations for Nepal This work is part of a Policy Brief on Climate Change in Nepal produced by Practical Action in 2008 Policy makers from all sectors urgently need to focus...
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Suriname Adaptation Measures

In the course of the project, a range of key technical and non-technical adaptation measures have been proposed and discussed, as outlined below: Measure 1 : Stop all developments in the northern...
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NCAP Vietnam: Thua Thien Hue

The following are specific recommendations for the most vulnerable sectors and areas - agriculture, water resources and coastal zones - of Thua Thien Hue Province: Adaptation options for agriculture...
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Lessons learned from NCAP

Lessons learned from the NCAP project Some of the main lessons learned from the NCAP project are: Climate change is not the sole challenge that vulnerable communities in developing countries face...
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Scaling up microinsurance

Sustainability of Microinsurance schemes The nature of microinsurance raises questions as to the sustainability of the schemes currently on offer. By their nature microinsurance premiums are low cost...
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National Adaptation Plans

Introduction Adapting to climate change in becoming a routine and necessary component of planning at all levels. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the...
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Microinsurance

Introduction Microinsurance, like traditional insurance, is a risk-sharing mechanism in which premiums are paid by all members of the insurance scheme, and this pool of premiums is used to reimburse...
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Examples of Index-based microinsurance schemes

Index-based insurance for livestock in Mongolia Herders in Mongolia. Picture: George Holden Livestock herding plays a very important role in Mongolia, contributing to 87% of agricultural GDP, and the...
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Examples of conventional microinsurance schemes

The most common type of conventional microinsurance offered is Health insurance, however property and accident insurance is also offered by some providers. Yeshavini Trust, India: Health Insurance An...
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Methodology of Senegal NCAP Project

Tourism The tourism sector, which contributes 4.6% of Senegal's GDP is the second leading foreign exchange generator in the country. Over 20,000 international visitors per year come to Senegal,...
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Methodology of Colombia NCAP Project

This article describes the methodological framework used in the Colombia NCAP project. 

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Mali Institutional Issues

NB: This page is part of an article was written in February 2009 to support the development of Sida's country assistance strategy for Mali. There are four main reasons why the National Environmental...
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Lessons learned from Colombia NCAP Project

This article summarises the main lessons learnt from the Colombia NAP project.

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Key Findings from Suriname NCAP Project

Adaptation Measures The impact assessments and scenarios developed in the context of this project all confirm the findings and conclusions from previous studies that climate change will have serious...
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Key findings from Senegal NCAP Project

Tourism Climatic threats to the Senegalese tourism sector are shown in Table 1. The risk to the Senegalese tourist industry is that the combined impact of these threats, which would include...
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Key findings from Guatemala NCAP Project

Assessing Impacts Having developed the WEAP applications for the Rio Naranjo and Rio San Jose/Rio Shutaque catchments it was possible to assess what the impact would be on critical water factors. As...
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