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  • Limpopo Basin Development Challenge (LBDC)

    27 July 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/limpopo-basin-development-challenge

    The LBDC is a scientific and development challenge that seeks to increase the productivity of rain fed agriculture, increase the resilience of small-scale farmers and reduce the risks associated with an unpredictable climate. The geographical area of the LBDC falls within the borders of Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe...
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  • Strengthening evidence-based climate change adaptation policies

    27 July 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/strengthening-evidence-based-climate-change-adaptation-policies

    The objective of the SECCAP project is to enhance the capacity of policy analysts and scientists in the fields of agriculture, climate and socio-economics to collectively build a strong base of evidence on cropping systems to inform adaptation policies and investment decisions. In Southern and Eastern Africa, 70% of rural residents rely on rain-fed agriculture for survival...
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  • Women Accessing Realigned Markets (WARM) Project

    26 July 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/women-accessing-realigned-markets-warm-project

    The Women Accessing Realigned Markets (WARM) Project sought to strengthen the ability of women farmers to advocate for appropriate agricultural policies and programmes. The goal of the project was for women farmers to have access to assets, such as knowledge, technology, credit, better seeds, fertiliser and other inputs by ensuring that local, national and regional policies and services address their needs...
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  • Resilient Agro - Landscapes to climate change in Tanzania

    08 July 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/resilient-agro-landscapes-climate-change-tanzania

    Resilient Agro - Landscapes to Climate Change in Tanzania (ReACCT)aims at assessing the regional impacts of climate change on agriculture and environment in Tanzania (Morogoro) and at designing adaptation strategies and practices for small-scale agriculture and land use ReACCT aimed at assessing the regional impacts of climate change on agriculture and environment in Tanzania (Morogoro region) and at designing adaptation strategies and practices for small-scale agriculture and land use (agriculture, forest, hydrology, biodiversity, fishing and transport)...
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  • South Africa - implementing energy efficiency and demand side management : South Africa's standard offer model

    05 July 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/south-africa-implementing-energy-efficiency-and-demand-side-management-south-africas

    This 2011 report evaluates opportunities for South Africa to adopt a low carbon development pathway. The report concludes that while South Africa has taken important steps towards implementing key elements of a national mitigation strategy, some practical problems, capacity limitations, and market and institutional barriers have affected the progress to date...
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  • Cities, climate change and multilevel governance

    05 July 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/cities-climate-change-and-multilevel-governance

    This report review current practices of urban planning and provides policy advice for national governments to help create a sound institutional foundation and knowledge base to support decision making and action at local levels. Cities represent a challenge and an opportunity for climate change policy...
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  • Pathways for implementing REDD+ : Experiences from carbon markets and groups

    05 July 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/pathways-implementing-redd-experiences-carbon-markets-and-communities

    Nine articles authored by experienced negotiators on REDD+, carbon market actors, project developers and other leading experts share experiences and make suggestions on the key elements of a future international REDD+ regime. This paper reviews the lessons learned from the implementation of afforestation and reforestation CDM projects around the world, and discusses the potential challenges of using market mechanisms to stimulate REDD+ actions in developing countries...
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  • Community-Based Adaptation costing: Participatory Social Return on Investment (PSROI)

    05 July 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/community-based-adaptation-costing-participatory-social-return-investment-psroi

    Participatory Social Return on Investment (PSROI) seeks to provide a pragmatic, local-level planning and costing framework suitable for replication by government and civil society organizations. The ‘PSROI Framework’ is designed around a participatory workshop for prioritizing and planning community-based adaptation (CBA) strategies, followed by an analysis of the economic, social and environmental impacts of the priority measures using a novel cost-benefit analysis framework...
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  • Integrated natural resource management in the highlands of Eastern Africa

    02 July 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/integrated-natural-resource-management-highlands-eastern-africa

    The African Highlands Initiative (AHI), a program in World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) worked to improve livelihoods and reduce natural resource degradation in the densely settled highlands of eastern Africa. AHI developed and tested an integrated natural resource management approach in selected highland areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and institutionalized its use in key partner organizations...
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  • A comparative study of risk management in agriculture under climate change

    01 July 2012, source: OECDiLibrary
    URL: http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/fr/agriculture-and-food/a-comparative-study-of-risk-management-in-agriculture-under-climate-change_5k94d6fx5bd8-en;jsessionid=kooch1myuf1j.delta

    Climate change affects the mean and variability of weather conditions and the frequency of extreme events, which to a great extent determines the variability of production and yields. This paper reviews the scientific literature on the impacts of climate change on yield variance and investigates their implications for the demand of crop insurance and effectiveness of different farm strategies and policy measures using crop farm data in Australia, Canada and Spain...
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