Tag Archives: Climate Change

Adaptation Options for sub-Saharan Africa in the Face of Climate Change

Authors Alvaro Calzadilla, Tingju Zhu, Katrin Rehdanz, Richard S.J. Tol, and Claudia Ringler tackle the obstacles and opportunities for climate change adaptation in their paper Economy wide impacts of climate change on agriculture – case study for adaptation strategies in … Continue reading

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Operationalizing Targets of the Government of Vietnam’s Policy Agenda for Agricultural Mitigation: Roadmap, Implementation, Institutions and Costs

Vietnam’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are relatively low in the global context, but they are growing rapidly and will likely triple by 2030 unless significant mitigation options are undertaken.  With over 60 percent of the population in Vietnam active in … Continue reading

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New Project Note: Crop Mitigation Potential for Key Food Crops in Vietnam

Vietnam remains a country heavily grounded in agriculture. In 2010, approximately 63% of the working population was active in agriculture. By 2020, the share is expected to still be 59%. The rural areas also harbor the majority of Vietnam’s poor … Continue reading

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Protecting Smallholder Farmers

Sustainable smallholder agriculture will be the focus of IFAD’s major annual event, the 2012 Governing Council (Feb. 22-23). The highlight of Sustainable smallholder agriculture: Feeding the world, protecting the planet will be a discussion on Feb. 23 with Bill Gates, co-chair of … Continue reading

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To Focus on Adaptation or Not to Focus on Adaptation?

That question could define the next decade of development in Mozambique. In their paper Everyday Realities of Climate Change Adaptation in Mozambique, Luis Artur and Dorothea Holhorst paint a disheartening picture of the current issues facing the vulnerable people of Mozambique. … Continue reading

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Conflict vs Development in the Arab World

On January 19, a team from IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division will present research on the correlations between food security, poverty, and conflict in the Arab world. A live stream of the event will be available on the IFAD … Continue reading

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Big Steps for Agriculture in Climate Talks

Twenty-five Agricultural organizations band together to show agriculture’s potential to mitigate climate change effects and promote food security. Participant organizations in Agriculture and Rural Development Day, 2011, addressed a letter to the climate change negotiators of COP17, calling on them … Continue reading

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