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Yemen Sadah Basin

Sadah Basin An intermountain basin, the Sadah Basin is situated in Yemen’s western highlands about 250km north of Sana’a as shown in Figure 3.1 below. The basin is characterized by sparse rainfall...
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Ghana Climate and Poverty

There is a strong relationship between climate and poverty levels. The key findings of the study showed that districts that fall within ecological zones with high temperature and low rainfall tend to...
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Ghana Energy

Ghana’s energy sector has already showed signs of susceptibility to climate change, particularly the effect of highly variable precipitation patterns on hydropower production. At present 67% of...
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Ghana Water

Water Resource Management Despite the fact that Ghana has considerable surface and groundwater resources, water resources will be hit hard under climate change. Under a changed climate, lower...
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Ghana Land Management

The lack of adequate land management practices has contributed towards a number of critical problems including a decline in soil quality, a reduction in biomass production, a disruption of carbon...
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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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References for Latin America Regional Strategy

Aguilar, Y. 2007 El Cambio Climatico en Centroamerica: manifestaciones, riesgos y adaptacion. Ammour, T. and Elizondo, D. 2008 Central American Policies and Initiatives in Environment, Natural...
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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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Methodology of Mozambique NCAP Project

Vulnerability Studies in Maputo Province The methodology used was the same vulnerability survey protocol developed in the Tanzania NCAP project which is described in more detail in the Tanzanian...
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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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Yemen NCAP Project

Yemen's Capital, Sana'a Linking Water Scarcity with Climate Change Introduction This project explored the linkages between water scarcity and climate change. While there were numerous activities and...
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