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Step 1: Identify Climate Vulnerability Exposure

Guiding question: Who is vulnerable? What are the present and future stresses and threats?

Vulnerability is the foundation of the analysis of adaptive strategies and measures. The depth of...

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Latin America Regional Strategy

This short overview of climate change issues in Latin America was written by Ben Smith and Tahia Devisscher as input to an Environment and Climate Change policy brief to inform the development of...

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Senegal

Current Climate

Map of Senegal, source CIA factbook 2009

Most of Senegal has a typically tropical climate, but the northern regions lie in the Sahel. Senegal has a varied underlying...

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Georgia

Map of Georgia: Source CIA factbook

This climate analysis was produced as a contribution to an Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief prepared for the Swedish Development Agency (...

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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...

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Bolivia NCAP project: Lake Titicaca findings

This page summarises the key findings for the Lake Titicaca region from the Bolivia NCAP Project. For background information and context on the Lake Titicaca region, please see this page...

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Policy briefing on Climate Change in Nepal

Policy briefing on Climate Change in Nepal

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Appendix A: Developing a livelihood-sensitivity matrix

This page shows how to develop a livelihood sensitivity matrix that can be used in several ways:

- To synthesize existing knowledge on climate vulnerability in a fairly rapid participatory...

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Addressing climate vulnerability in rural Sudan

 

The dominant livelihoods are herding, rain-fed farming, forestry and gum collection. People are mainly vulnerable to drought cycles and erratic rainfall. This comes on top of...

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Malawi farming communities adapting

 

The target group is the socio economically poor community in Traditional Authority Tengani, in the Nsanje district of southern Malawi, who are predominantly farmers and very vulnerable to...

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Community Based Adaptation in Coastal Pakistan

In 2008, Oxfam GB in Pakistan undertook community-based research to better understand the implications of climate change for communities living in the Badin coastal region of Pakistan....

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Adapting Rice Farming in Northern Thailand

In 2007, farmers in Yasothorn Province, north-east Thailand, experienced the longest dry spell during a rainy season in decades. The dry spell, lasting from June until late August, reduced...

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Adapting to water scarcity in Zimbabwe

The project addresses challenges associated with dwindling water resources for drinking and horticulture activities and animals, as well as unsustainable agricultural practices. The...

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Adapting to drought in Tanzania

Risk in the village of Msomera, in the Handeni District of Tanzania, is associated with a long history of drought and associated environmental problems. Being poor, this village is...

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Pastoral System

The dryland areas of Tanzania are characterised by an extensive livestock system, where pastoral communities use cattle to meet many of their needs and as a store of wealth. Their...

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Maize-based Subsistence Farming System

Farmers in Chikwawa grow a number of crops, alongside maize, to meet their subsistence needs, which are affected by flooding and droughts, expected to increase in magnitude and frequency...

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Case Study: Tal Hadya

Wheat growing in Tal Hadya: Photo ICARDA

Tel Hadya is a water scarce area in the North of Syria. During the last 30 years droughts have frequently led to crop failure...

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Increasing Community Resilience to Drought

Photo: World Bank photo collection

Drought events associated with climate variability and climate change have become more pronounced in Kenya in recent years,...

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Economics of Adaptation Ethiopia

EACC in Ethiopia

The EACC study team has taken two missions to Ethiopia to inform the Government and local stakeholders of the study and to collaborate with the Government and the National...

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agriculture - climate adaptation.

Agriculture

Bangladesh’s economy is primarily agricultural, accounting for 63% the labour force and 35% of GDP. The North- and South-western regions are drought-prone, with late arrival or early...

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Resistance to droughts

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Brazil (Trocaire)

The project will organize local communities to implement a low cost adaptation and mitigation measures that will improve their well-being. It promotes the...

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Flooding and drought

Activities

The project aims minimize the impact of flooding and drought by strengthening drought and flood mitigation among rural poor in the district and reduce the...

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Droughts

Sand dam rainwater harvesting

Activities

This project aims to enable communities in the Central South, North East, and North West zones of Somalia to adapt to...

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RVCC

Activities

3 year action learning project in communities in the southwestern region. Approach was to promote and test strategies and technologies to reduce the vulnerability of the poorest to...

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