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Cropping systems diversification to enhance productivity and adaptation to climate change in Zambia

Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC) Team, FAO [ 2019 ]
Spatial disconnect between cropping system diversification and climate risk. In Zambia, farmers residing in areas with low and medium rainfall risk are more likely to adopt diversified systems than farmers in areas with lower rainfall and greater rainfall variability. Lack [...]
   

Cropping systems diversification to enhance productivity and adaptation to climate change in Malawi

Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC) Team, FAO [ 2019 ]
Widespread maize monocropping in Malawi exposes farmers to significant livelihood risk in the context of increasing climate variability. 36 percent of rural households grow maize in monocrop. These farmers are often poor and land constrained, and experience low levels of [...]
   

Cropping systems diversification to enhance productivity and adaptation to climate change in Mozambique

Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC) Team, FAO [ 2019 ]
Farmers in Mozambique are diversified, but subsistence-oriented. Thirty-seven percent of farmers in Mozambique grow a three-crop system based on maize, a legume, and an alternative staple, such as cassava or sorghum. This system is an effective adaption strategy, as it [...]
   

Agricultural Transformation Centres in Africa

Practical guidance to promote inclusive agro-industrial development
Marlo Rankin, Costanza Rizzo, Pascal Sanginga, Olagoke Oladapo, Monde Nyambe and Duncan Mwesige (eds.) [ 2019 ]
Over the next ten years, the African rural space will be the theatre of profound changes as the activities envisaged for agricultural transformation are drastically scaled up. Increased food demand and changing consumption habits driven by demographic factors, such as [...]
   

Analyse de la résilience au Tchad

Rapport d’analyse de la résilience No. 15
Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) Team, FAO [ 2019 ]
En Tchad, la vulnérabilité aux événements climatiques extrêmes est amplifiée par la faiblesse des structures administratives (ministères, organismes gouvernementaux et administrations locales), par le manque de ressources humaines et financières et le manque d'efficacité des capacités d’adaptation des ménages; les [...]
   
The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by FAO. It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster [...]
   
A moyen terme, la sécurité alimentaire du Burkina Faso devra passer par l’augmentation de la production agricole, pour faire face à des taux de croissance démographique élevés. L’augmentation de l’utilisation de l’engrais chimique permettrait d’augmenter la production agricole. Toutefois, les [...]
   

Analyse de la résilience au Nord Kivu, la République Démocratique du Congo

Rapport d'analyse de la résilience No. 13
Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) Team, FAO [ 2019 ]
Le rapport décrit les principaux résultats de l'analyse de résilience réalisée dans le Nord-Kivu, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Les agences des Nations Unies basées à Rome (ABR) qui comprennent la FAO, le PAM, et le FIDA avec l’appui [...]
   

Early action against dzud safeguards herders’ livelihoods in Mongolia

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 15
Catherine Jones and Niccolò Lombardi (FAO) [ 2018 ]
This policy brief analyses the outcomes of targeted early actions in Mongolia during the winter of 2017 to 2018, triggered by warnings that extreme weather posed a major risk to vulnerable livestock herders. It evaluates their effectiveness and quantifies the [...]
   

How do extreme weather events affect livestock herders’ welfare? Evidence from Kyrgyzstan

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 18-07
Valentina Conti, Nicholas J. Sitko and Ada Ignaciuk [ 2018 ]
This paper examines the impact of the harsh 2012 winter on livestock herding households in Kyrgyzstan and identifies policy options to increase household resilience to such shocks. While existing studies mostly focus on rainfall shocks in tropical or dry climate [...]