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Food security and adaptation impacts of potential climate smart agricultural practices in Zambia

Aslihan Arslan, Nancy McCarthy, Leslie Lipper, Solomon Asfaw, Andrea Cattaneo and Misael Kokwe [ 2015 ]
This paper analyzes how a set of widely promoted agricultural practices, including reduced tillage, crop rotations, legume intercropping as well as the use of modern inputs, affect crop yields and their resilience (i.e. probability of disastrously low yields) in Zambia [...]
   
The definition of family farm varies across countries and contexts. We reviewed 36 definitions and uses of the term “family farm” by academics, government and civil society organisations that describe the characteristics that make family farms unique. After reviewing these [...]
   
This paper analyzes how a set of widely promoted agricultural practices, including reduced tillage, crop rotations, legume intercropping as well as the use of modern inputs, affect crop yields and their resilience (i.e. probability of disastrously low yields) in Zambia [...]
   

How do we actually change the business as usual management of agricultural systems?

A methodology for building Climate-Smart Agriculture
Aslihan Arslan, Solomon Asfaw, Giacomo Branca, Andrea Cattaneo, Romina Cavatassi, Uwe Grewer, Misael Kokwe, Nguyen Van Linh, Leslie Lipper, Wendy Mann, Nancy McCarthy, Adriana Paolantonio, George Phiri, Alessandro Spairani [ 2015 ]
Climate change fundamentally alters how we should manage agricultural systems for food security as clearly shown in the recently released IPCC Working Group II report on Food Security and Food Production Systems. Climate change is already threatening food systems and [...]
   

Identifying the family farm

An informal discussion of the concepts and definitions
Elisabeth Garner and Ana Paula de la O Campos [ 2014 ]
The definition of family farm varies across countries and contexts. We reviewed 36 definitions and uses of the term “family farm” by academics, government and civil society organisations that describe the characteristics that make family farms unique. After reviewing these [...]
   
We assess farmers' incentives and the conditioning factors that hinder or promote adoption of agricultural technologies under climate risk and evaluate its impact on food security in Niger. We distinguish between (i) exposure to climatic disruptions, (ii) bio-physical sensitivity to [...]
   

Food security and adaptation impacts of potential climate smart agricultural practices in Zambia

Aslihan Arslan, Nancy McCarthy, Leslie Lipper, Solomon Asfaw, Andrea Cattaneo1 and Misael Kokwe [ 2014 ]
This paper analyzes how a set of widely promoted agricultural practices, including reduced tillage, crop rotations, legume intercropping as well as the use of modern inputs, affect crop yields and their resilience (i.e. probability of disastrously low yields) in Zambia [...]
   

FAPDA Country fact sheets on food and agriculture policy trends

Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) [ 2014 ]
The FAPDA programme has just published four new Country fact sheets on food and agriculture policy trends for Guatemala, Iran, Tanzania and Yemen. The fact sheets synthesize policy information that is stored in the online policy database, the FAPDA tool. [...]
   

The State of Food and Agriculture 2014

Innovation in family farming
FAO [ 2014 ]
More than 500 million family farms manage the majority of the world's agricultural land and produce most of the world's food. We need family farms to ensure global food security, to care for and protect the natural environment and to [...]
   

The State of Food Insecurity in the World

Strengthening the enabling environment for food security and nutrition
FAO, IFAD, WFP [ 2014 ]
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. A stock-taking of where we stand on reducing hunger and malnutrition [...]