Climate change is likely to have adverse effects on the agriculture sector in Jamaica. Climate change adaptation is one of the outcomes of the Vision 2030 Jamaica-National Development Plan. In the context of this plan, there is need for more analysis of the likely climate change impacts in the short and medium term, along with identification of agricultural adaptation strategies. This report provides detailed information about current knowledge on vulnerability, past trends in climate, and impacts of climate variability and change on agriculture sector.
This technical guide helps take action in four critical areas of forest good and services decision making: "understanding", "organizing", "engaging", and "ensuring". It starts by highlighting some key opportunities and challenges in governance today and presents a toolkit containing some 86 tools described in summary form and 9 key tools. A glossary and extensive Web-linked bibliography are also provided for further inspiration.
This new report provides a unique global assessment of the magnitude, the sources and pathways of emissions from different livestock production systems and supply chains. Relying on life cycle assessment, statistical analysis and scenario building, it also provides estimates of the sector's mitigation potential and identifies concrete options to reduce emissions. The report is a useful resource for stakeholders from livestock producers to policy-makers, researchers and civil society representatives.
A concerted effort is needed to fully realize the potato's potential to help improve livelihoods, reduce poverty and enhance food security in Kenya. Full implementation of the policy guidelines presented in this document can stimulate accelerated growth in potato production and use, and make an important contribution to helping producers and consumers reap the benefits of doing so. While aimed primarily at policymakers in Kenya, the guide is also of use to decision-makers at institutional and policy levels in other countries of Eastern and Central Africa.
Developing a stepwise approach for rabies prevention and control.
Proceedings of the FAO/GARC Workshops
In November 2012, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) convened 21 experts in canine rabies surveillance and prevention at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, to develop a new tool to aid health programme planners and managers. Building on successes and lessons learned in the use of the FAO-developed progressive control pathway for Foot-and-Mouth disease, the workshop participants developed the first model for a stepwise approach to rabies prevention and control. The stepwise approach is intended for adoption and adaptation by national rabies control and elimination programmes as a tool for managing rabies surveillance, control and prevention.
This manual is part of FAO's effort to promote sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production. It has been developed from experiences with farmer field schools in four African countries. It provides background information on the farmer field school approach and a compilation of field exercises as they are used in cassava farmer field schools. The guide is intended for use by farmer field facilitators during training of facilitators or during the farmer field school itself.