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19 Jan 2018 description

Question

What are the impacts of different approaches to supporting agriculture in protracted crises and rebuilding agriculture after conflict and disasters (caused by natural hazards)?

Summary

17 Jan 2018 description

The new article “The evolving local social contract for managing climate and disaster risk in Vietnam” in the journal Disasters examines how local government authorities in Central Vietnam perceive their role in disaster risk reduction. The article finds that extreme climate events, such as floods and storms, can act as critical junctures and contribute to institutional change. This has been the case in Vietnam, where damaging floods and storms have led to improved practices of disaster risk reduction and response among local officials.

10 Jan 2018 description

This paper is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) builds rural households’ resilience to different climate shocks. This paper examines how MGNREGS is helping households in West Singhbhum District, Jharkhand, India, build resilience to drought.

10 Jan 2018 description

This paper examines how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) helps households in South Sikkim, India, build resilience to winter drought. It is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the scheme builds the resilience of rural households in different states to different climate shocks. The goal of the series is to identify options for Indian policymakers to integrate climate risk management into MGNREGS.

10 Jan 2018 description

This paper is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) builds rural households’ resilience to different climate shocks. This paper examines how MGNREGS is helping households in Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India, build resilience to cyclones.

10 Jan 2018 description

This paper is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) builds rural households’ resilience to different climate shocks. This paper examines how MGNREGS is helping households in Mayurbhanj District, Odisha, India, build resilience through convergence with other government departments to help households develop new horticulture livelihoods that strengthen rural livelihoods and improve productivity in the face of drought and flooding.

09 Jan 2018 description

The semi-arid district of Kachchh in Gujarat, India is known for its erratic rainfall, water scarcity, and droughts. Climate change has intensified extreme temperature and rainfall patterns and also led to changes to the long coastline.

05 Jan 2018 description

This Resilience Scan summarises writing and debates in the field of resilience during the third quarter of 2017. It comprises an 'expert view' on coastal resilience, an analysis of Twitter discussions from the past six months, and summaries of high-impact grey literature and academic journal articles.

21 Dec 2017 description

by Madelline Romero

Researchers from eight Asian countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam – gathered on December 12-13, 2017 in Haikou City, China, to form the Asian Forage Legumes Network.

This is in response to the increasing pressure for farming systems in Asia to produce more without causing further harm to the environment.

19 Dec 2017 description

Abstract

This vulnerability assessment was conducted for the project “Generating evidence base for upscaling local adaptation through Climate-Smart Agriculture” under the CGIAR Research Program Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). This report covers the My Loi climate-smart village (CSV) project site in Vietnam. A separate study is conducted for the sites in the Philippines.

14 Dec 2017 description

Executive summary

This report looks at progress made on policy and practical responses to climate-security risks for 2016-2017. Using the independent G7 commissioned report A New Climate for Peace as a basis, and building on last year’s report, Towards A Global Resilience Agenda, this year’s report sets out the key achievements, pitfalls and new challenges facing the foreign policy community working to reduce climate-fragility risks.

04 Dec 2017 description

Using non-GM molecular breeding techniques, ICARDA’s scientists developed a set of durum wheat varieties that can withstand up to 40°C heat along the Senegal River basin. If scaled up, the technology offers potential to fight hunger and help farmers adapt to rising temperatures.

With the financial support of the Swedish Research Council, ICARDA scientists developed super-early and heat-tolerant durum wheat cultivars and tested them in the land left fallow by rice farmers during winter months – from December to March – in the Senegal River basin.

26 Nov 2017 description

Roz Price
Institute of Development Studies

Question

Where have rapid environmental impact assessments on sustainability of water supply approaches (including identification of mechanisms for aquifer monitoring and recharge) been completed in situations of mass displacement into camps (and spontaneous sites), and how have they been used by international actors to influence government land allocation decision making?

Summary

22 Nov 2017 description

This working paper focuses on geoengineering as a potentially significant climate and development policy issue for developing countries. It raises questions that developing country policy-makers, who may not yet be engaged with climate geoengineering, may soon need to consider. In view of current trends, this brief also suggests areas for future policy research that would be required to ensure inclusive governance of climate geoengineering research and potential interventions.

17 Nov 2017 description

Research reports and studies | November 2017 | Sarah Opitz Stapleton, Rebecca Nadin, Charlene Watson and Jan Kellett

13 Nov 2017 description

The dry areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Agricultural research for development will help communities cope with rising temperatures and water scarcity – strengthening their resilience, preventing displacement, and developing the lessons that other regions can use to support their own adaptation strategies.  

13 Nov 2017 description

by
Lili Szilagyi and Fabian Verhage (CCAFS)

As most countries included agriculture adaptation and mitigation in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the Paris Agreement, there is real need and opportunity to bring information, evidence and science into the policymaking processes.

12 Nov 2017 description

by Vivian Atakos (CIP) and Lili Szilagyi (CCAFS)

Experts explore the land and water advantage challenges around small-scale farming systems in Asia and Africa.

"Land and water are the absolute nexus of agriculture - there is no agriculture without land and water.” Theo de Jager, World Farmers' Organization.

11 Nov 2017 description

Planned Relocation is a growing issue on the climate displacement agenda. In a number of countries, governments plan to resettle entire communities impacted by climate change. Guidelines for this process – known as Planned Relocation – are being developed, but lessons from the ground point to additional important issues to be addressed.