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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014

    Climate change is a hazard to the food security of a growing world population since it affects agriculture and likewise, agriculture and natural resource management affect the climate system. The relationships between all these factors including polices, political conditions, economical management and pest and diseases, and how they interact are not currently well-understood, nor are the advantages and disadvantages of different responses to climate change.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2014
    Africa, Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Western Africa

    Transitioning to climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in the African context requires a transformational architecture — a systematic shift away from business as usual and a comprehensive programme for building the adaptive capacity of physical, socio-economic, human and institutional dimensions of farming systems. Manyewu Mutamba of the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) and Mainza Mugoya of the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) argue that African agriculture is long overdue for a radical transformation to increase productivity sustainably.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014

    The contemporary concern about anthropogenic release of greenhouse gas (GHG) into the

    environment and the contribution of livestock to this phenomenon have sparked animal

    scientists’ interest in predicting methane (CH4) emissions by ruminants. Focusing on milk

    production, we address six basic nutrition models or feeding standards (mostly empirical

    systems) and five complex nutrition models (mostly mechanistic systems), describe their key

    characteristics, and highlight their similarities and differences. Four models were selected to

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014

    Because vulnerability is a conceptual construct rather than a directly observable phenomenon,

    most vulnerability assessments measure a set of “vulnerability indicators”. In order to identify

    the core approaches and range of variation in the field, we conducted a systematic literature

    review on local vulnerability to climate change. The systematic review entailed an

    identification of frameworks, concepts, and operationalizations and a transparency assessment

    of their reporting. Three fully defined relevant frameworks of vulnerability were identified:

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