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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives for Agriculture (East Africa)

Climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives for agriculture in East Africa, CCAFS working paper N. 60, CGIAR research program on climate change, agriculture and food security (CCAFS)

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Barriers for long-term climate information use in decision-making

Recent paper by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) identifies barriers and enablers to use longer term climate information in development plans.

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Adaptation measures for especially maize are urgently needed in Africa to curb future negative climate impacts.

Climate impacts on crops

A new Working Paper by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) provides climate projections for crops in Africa.

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Reducing vulnerability to food price shocks in a changing climate

This brief explores the impacts of food price shocks in a changing climate.

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The case of Senegal - Adaptation without Borders

The Stockholm Environment Institute’s research project Adaptation without Borders is placing a spotlight on the country of Senegal in West Africa to illustrate how climate change can have...

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Senegal Films – Adaptation without Borders

On this page four short films explore these issues in relation to rice production, consumption and global trade.

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Djeneba

Families in Senegal typically spend around 30% oftheir monthly income on food, so even small changes in the price of rice impact the monthly food intake of families in Senegal.

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Typology of smallholder vulnerability to weather extremes

Abstract

Smallholder livelihoods in the Peruvian Altiplano are frequently threatened by weather extremes, includingdroughts, frosts and heavy rainfall. Given the persistence of significant...

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International Livestock Research Institute

Mission and Strategy

ILRI envisions... A world made better for poor people in developing countries by improving agricultural systems in which livestock are important. 

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World Agroforestry Centre

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Center.

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Participatory gender-sensitive approaches for addressing key climate change-related research issues

The researchers investigated if and how farming practices are being modified to deal with a changing environment, and the constraints and opportunities these changes pose for both men and women.

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Informing Participatory Action Research

Climate change affects men and women differently with regards to responses to the impacts of climate change. There has been very little research conducted, however, on understanding...

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Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

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New research and training materials on Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development

Climate change does not affect everyone in the same way. Men and women are affected differently. Their responses to the impacts of climate change also differ, especially when it comes to...

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Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development Training Guide

This guide seeks to support work to investigate the gender dimensions of responding to climate change in the agriculture and food security sectors. 

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CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a strategic partnership of CGIAR and Future Earth, led by the International Center for Tropical Agricult

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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.

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Nepal Disasters Background

A description of Nepal's vulnerability to disasters, including weather related disasters such as floods, storms, landslides and avalanches.

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Social protection

Climate Change and Social Protection

Briefing Note April 2008: Gina Ziervogel, Anna Taylor and Ruth Butterfield

Overview

The current focus on social protection programmes has...

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Key findings from Tanzania NCAP Project

A great deal of information was gained through the Tanzania NCAP programme. Detailed results from the two different programmes are given below:

Results from Rufiji

Results from...

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Food Security and Climate Change

Agricultural production, including access to food, in many African countries and regions, is projected to be severely compromised by climate variability and change. The area suitable for...

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ACCCA Afram Plains

ACCCA Ghana poster

The broad purpose of this project is to design and implement successful and sustainable climate change adaptation strategies that address food...

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