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  • New technology for drought and hunger mitigation within climate change conditions

    30 August 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/new-technology-drought-and-hunger-mitigation-within-climate-change-conditions

    New Technology and possibility for Drought Mitigation The recent drought in USA is real situation which will more and more happens , worldwide within the climate change conditions. Man connot change the world climate, He has to coop with. This what is doing Chahtech SA a Tunisian innovative SME. Chahtech SA after the use of the buried diffuser in the normal irrigation(the buried diffuser uses 2 times less water then drip irrigation) has created a new method of”anticipated irrigation and water injection in the deep soil layers “...
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  • WASHTech : Water, sanitation and hygiene technologies

    28 August 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/washtech-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-technologies

    Many African countries are NOT going to meet the target 10 of MDG7 on halving the amount of people that do not have access to water and sanitation. Too often, the water supply systems break down and do not get repaired, as the technologies used are not sound for the local context, too expensive to repair or spare parts are unavailable...
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  • Health, environmental change and adaptive capacity: mapping, examining and anticipating future risks of water-related vector-borne diseases in eastern

    25 August 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/health-environmental-change-and-adaptive-capacity-mapping-examining-and-anticipating-future

    HEALTHY FUTURES aims to develop a disease risk mapping system for three water-related high-impact VBDs (malaria, RVF & schistosomiasis) in Africa, accounting for environmental/climatic trends and changes in socio-economic conditions to predict future risk. Focusing on eastern Africa as a study area, HEALTHY FUTURES comprises a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary consortium of health, environment, socio-economic, disease modelling and climate experts in addition to governmental health departments...
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  • QWeCI : Quantifying weather and climate impacts on health in developing countries

    23 August 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/qweci-quantifying-weather-and-climate-impacts-health-developing-countries

    One of the most dramatic and immediate impacts of climate variation is that on disease, especially the vector-borne diseases that disproportionally affect the poorest people in Africa. Although we can clearly see that, for example, an El Nino event triggers Rift Valley Fever epidemics, we remain poor at understanding why particular areas are vulnerable and how this will change in coming decades, since climate change is likely to cause entirely new global disease distributions...
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  • Renewable energies in Africa

    21 August 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/renewable-energies-africa

    This report summarizes current knowledge at the Joint Research Centre regarding Renewable Energy in Africa. It assesses current energy consumption and the share of renewables in African states, and attempts to estimate the technical potential of available resources of solar, wind, biomass and hydropower which could be economically used to provide energy for the increasing population...
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  • Groups and climate change: Building local capacity for adaptation in Goromonzi District, Munyawiri Ward, Zimbabwe

    15 August 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/communities-and-climate-change-building-local-capacity-adaptation-goromonzi-district-munyawiri

    This case study shows the experience on participative community adaptation projects to develop a range of coping mechanisms for reducing the vulnerability of peri-urban households to future climate-change shocks The impacts of climate vulnerability, demonstrated by floods, droughts, unseasonal rains and extreme events, create enormous challenges for developing countries...
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  • The price of climate change: How to temper volatile food prices

    14 August 2012, source: RTCC
    URL: http://www.rtcc.org/the-price-of-climate-change-how-to-temper-volatile-food-prices/

    The US Department of Agriculture has warned that food prices in 2013 could increase at nearly twice the rate of inflation due the severity of the drought currently gripping 31 of the country’s states. Price rises are also expected globally next year, as other big exporters hold onto their own supplies, further decreasing availability in the market...
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  • Global Food Crisis may hit us 'very soon,' IFPRI's fan says - Bloomberg

    13 August 2012, source: BloombergBusinessweek
    URL: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-08-13/food-crisis-may-hit-us-very-soon-ifpri-s-fan-says

    A global food crisis may “hit us very soon” as a drought ravages corn crops in the U.S., the world’s largest grower, the International Food Policy Research Institute said. Governments must act to prevent the crisis, Shenggen Fan, director-general of the institute, said today. The U...
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  • Improved cook stoves : An issue of perception?

    10 August 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/improved-cook-stoves-issue-perception

    The dissemination of improved cook stoves has never been easy. Improved cook stoves have been tried since about 40 years ago in many developing countries around the world, and are not yet commonly accepted in many rural areas. Although this personal story comes from Latin America and more specifically from Peru, I believe that issues of perception are similar in or have similar roots in Africa and other continents...
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  • Small sacle renewable energy technologies for Mitigation

    10 August 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/groups/Teo%20Sanchez

    It is believed that Small Scale Energy Technologies can provide a “win-win” opportunity contributing to climate change mitigation and to development at the same time, in Africa this is not happening so far, are there strong reasons for that?
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  • CLIWASEC : Climate induced changes on water and security (EC project cluster)

    09 August 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/cliwasec-climate-induced-changes-water-and-security-ec-project-cluster

    The Mediterranean and neighbouring countries are already experiencing a broad range of natural and man-made threats to water security. According to climate projections, these regions are at risk for an even pronounced susceptibility to changes in the hydrological budget and extremes. These changes are expected to have strong impacts on the management of water resources as well as on key strategic sectors of regional economies and their macroeconomic implications...
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  • Another jolt to global food prices

    09 August 2012, source: The New York Times
    URL: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/another-jolt-to-global-food-prices/

    For anyone doubting the importance of American agriculture to world markets, the latest price report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization will be revealing. The agency reported on Thursday that its food price index jumped by 6 percent in July. That was largely because of rising grain prices, with the drought in the United States and its expected impact on the corn harvest being the biggest factor...
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  • Fighting constraints to agricultural innovation: a market approach

    08 August 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/fighting-constraints-agricultural-innovation-market-approach-0

    This case-study discusses possible ways to overcome the situation of physical isolation and the multiple market failures that pervade Andean villages. It analyses how two poverty reduction programs aimed at it, by triggering the development of a market for extension services that reach the rural poor Like in other part of the world, in the past, Peru used to have a government rural extension programme to provide technical assistance to farmers; this programme ended up completely dismantled and forgotten as a consequence of two deep structural reforms, in less than two decades...
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  • SCARCE : Assessing and predicting effects on water quantity and quality in Iberian rivers caused by global change

    08 August 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/scarce-assessing-and-predicting-effects-water-quantity-and-quality-iberian-rivers-caused

    Water has been a major driver of socio-economic development in the entire Mediterranean basin, despite of its typical temporal variability. The increasing anthropogenic manipulation of hydrology and the exacerbation of climate change have resulted in an even larger temporal variability. In particular, Mediterranean streams are undergoing severe alterations in the flow regime because of a decrease in the number of precipitation days, and an increase in days with heavy rains...
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  • Climate conversations - How to avoid another food crisis

    08 August 2012, source: AlertNet
    URL: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/blogs/climate-conversations/how-to-avoid-another-food-crisis/

    The United States is currently in the midst of a severe drought, its worst in 50 years. Half of all U.S. counties have been declared disaster areas. In response, the international prices of maize and soybeans have risen past 2007-08 peaks, when they fueled food riots in more than 30 countries. There have not been food riots but the world remains in a tenuous position...
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