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Climate-change vulnerability in rural Zambia: the impact of an El Niño-induced shock on income and productivity

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-02
Federica Alfani, Aslihan Arslan, Nancy McCarthy, Romina Cavatassi and Nicholas J. Sitko [ 2019 ]
This paper examines the impacts of the El Niño during the 2015/2016 season on maize productivity and income in rural Zambia. The analysis aims at identifying whether and how sustainable land management (SLM) practices and livelihood diversification strategies have contributed [...]
   

Paving the way to build the resilience of men and women. How to conduct a gender analysis of resilience

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 19-01
Gayatri Koolwal, Marco D’Errico and Ilaria Sisto [ 2019 ]
Despite significant recent improvements in measuring resilience, there are still relevant gaps in the analysis. One of the relatively unexplored aspects of resilience is whether a gender specific analysis of resilience capacity can become relevant for policy use. This paper [...]
   

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 [...]