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Type: Publications
Year: 2018

The ten successful case studies presented here show how the CSA approach has been applied in the regional context to benefit both the agricultural sectors and farming communities. By definition, the CSA approach pursues three pillars: to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and improve farmers’ incomes; to build resilience and adaptation to climate change; and to reduce and/or remove GHG emissions, where possible.

Type: Publications
Year: 2018

In this discussion paper, twenty-one case studies of water management processes are analysed, using a non-representative literature survey, and checked to what extent they meet the requirements of the NBS implementation based on the criteria presented. It emerges that transdisciplinarity, stakeholder involvement, and well-designed funding schemes are important elements for successful implementation of NBS. Often, lengthy periods to organize participatory and transdisciplinary platforms are needed, which makes this process costly and as a result, complete implementation is often strained by funding shortages. 

Type: Publications
Year: 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that 821 million people in the world today are chronically hungry. The 2018 edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) cites the changing climate as a key driver behind this sudden rise in the global number of hungry people in the world. While no other sector is more vulnerable to extreme and volatile weather events, food and agriculture provide numerous opportunities to adapt to, mitigate and build resilience to climate change. Realizing the commitments that countries made to transform food systems and promote sustainable agriculture approaches can still deliver a world without hunger and malnutrition by 2030. This publication presents FAO’s key messages on climate change and food security. It includes examples of FAO’s support to countries so they are better able to adapt to the impacts of climate change in the agricultural sectors. It also brings together FAO’s most up-to-date knowledge on climate change, including the tools and methodologies used to support countries’ climate commitments and action plans.

Type: Publications
Year: 2018

This manual is designed for a four-day training course on climate-smart agriculture that would take the learner from the basics of climate science to the impacts of climate change and the linkages among climate, agriculture and food security. It contains four modules, each addressing a particular aspect and consisting of several sessions that are held either in plenary, as one group, or in smaller work groups (Table 1). The content and structure of this manual has been developed and tested through fieldwork involving extension agents and agricultural producers in Zambia, Malawi and Viet Nam. 

Type: Publications
Year: 2018

This report draws out the major trends affecting agriculture, in the NENA region and the general implications for small-scale farmers before delving into an integrated analysis at the farming system level. Using temperature and precipitation data from the RICCAR (2017) report, this study has developed Climate Impacted Farming System (CIFS) maps that demonstrate what the projected temperature and precipitation changes will be for the farming systems of the region by the mid-century (2046–2060) in a moderate and worstcase scenario.

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