All articles for the topic: sustainable livelihoods

 A coffee farmer near La Celia, in Colombia’s Eje Cafetero, rakes coffee beans laid out to dry. © Aaron Atteridge

The Indirect Effects of Adaptation

This paper examines the possibility that measures taken to bolster livelihoods and adapt to climate change in one place could increase vulnerability elsewhere. 

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Scope Intervention: Saving Conservation of Our Planet Earth

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Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives

This policy brief describes a ‘co-exploration’ approach to identifying climate change adaptation needs in Accra, Ghana, and Maputo, Mozambique.

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YES Kenya

YES Kenya is a national youth multi-stakeholder network involved in promoting youth entrepreneurship and innovation in commitment to creating sustainable livelihoods for Youth.

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Assessing Climate Service Needs In Kaffrine, Senegal

Climate services have the potential to reduce precipitation and temperature-related risks to agricultural production, boost agricultural yields, and build resilience in rural populations.

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Salmon fishing in the Näätämö River

The case study describes social and ecological pressures on Skolt Sámi traditional livelihoods, as well as factors that strengthen and undermine their resilience. Governance plays an important role.

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EFICAS Project

The EFICAS Project aims at developing innovative methods and intervention approaches to support farmers’ adoption of climate smart agricultural systems based on Conservation Agriculture

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Everyday Disasters and Everyday Heroes

Read here about Frontline: A programme that uniquely finds out from local people what threats they face.

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INTASAVE

The INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group is a global not-for-profit and environmental enterprise that innovates, connects and implements practical solutions for sustainable development and climate change.

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Mainstreaming the Use of Climate Data by Smallholder Farmers in Zimbabwe

Climate change in Zimbabwe is reinforcing a negative seasonal cycle of increasing vulnerability - but use of climate information by small-holder farmers has been limited.

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Climate change related gender inequality and challenges to community based adaptation in Ngamiland, Botswana

This poster is one of the posters featured at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015.

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Taking Adaptation to the Ground

This poster is one of the posters featured at the CBA9 conferance 2015. For more information about CBA9, visit: www.cba9.org.

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ASSAR Regional Diagnostic Studies

The first phase of ASSAR was to investigate what people in semi-arid regions currently know about climate change, and what they’re doing to adapt to these changes.

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UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition

The UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition exists to challenge the lack of long-term strategies to support and protect people at risk of displacement linked to environmental change.

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Assessing current social vulnerability to climate change

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This paper describes a participatory methodology used to assess the current vulnerability of local communities in the Congo Basin. Vulnerability has been studied...

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Synthesis report: FCFA pilot phase

This report provides initial research into the use of long-term (5-40 year) climate information in Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and the coastal cities of Accra, Ghana and Maputo, Mozambique.

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NCSA and NAPA Afghanistan

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Up to 80 percent of Afghan people rely on the country’s natural resource base for their livelihoods. Natural resource management is therefore of paramount importance to...

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Using Radio to Improve Local Responses to Climate Variability

Alpaca Farmer with Radio. Credits: Yezelia Caceres Cabana.

The Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs project is an initiative led by the Centre for Development...

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Kikandwa Environmental Association

Kikandwa Environmental Association (KEA) is a developmental community based organisation in Uganda founded in 1999 with purpose of addressing rural development issues and natural resource managemen

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CARIAA

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) aims to build the resilience of vulnerable populations and their livelihoods in three climate change hot spots.

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The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

Some 210 million people live in low elevation areas within 10 km of mangroves and many of these directly benefit from mangrove-associated fisheries. Yet, these people are often unaware of...

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Using traditional knowledge in Nicaragua

Partners for Resilience is a global consortium project which seeks to integrate climate change adaptation (CCA) practice with both disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the sustainable management of ecosystems through natural resource management (NRM) approaches.

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Farmer field schools in Mozambique

Harvesting beans at the conservation agriculture demonstration plot, Vilankulos, Mozambique. © Faith Amon / CARE

Eighty percent of Mozambique’s smallholders depend on...

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Using Mobile Phones to Reduce the Adversities of Climate Change in Rural Nepal

About the project The Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs Project is an initiative led by the Centre for Development Informatics (CDI) of the University of Manchester, UK, with funding support...
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