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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2009
    South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, South America, Western Africa, Western Asia, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Middle Africa, Eastern Africa, Central America

    Through its innovative operations, and its facilitation of dynamic

    communities of researchers, development experts, policy makers,

    producers and consumers, this CGIAR Challenge Program goes

    beyond research for development as usually practiced.

    Yet, paradoxically for a program well-versed in technical and

    social complexity, the CPWF approach is simple: to effectively

    address a shared problem, we must first work together.

    2008 CGIAR Annual Report."

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2009
    Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Laos, Nigeria, Peru, Thailand, Vietnam, South America, Western Africa, South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Africa

    This Medium Term Plan (MTP) is written as the CPWF transitions from its first Phase (2004?

    2008) to its second Phase (2009?2013). It describes the status of the CPWF as the newly

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    Global

    A team of German and Spanish scientists has genetically modified a maize plant in a way that markedly increases the level of three vitamins in the maize kernels. The level of betacarotene, the precursor to vitamin A, was raised by a factor of 169, the level of vitamin C increased six-fold and the level of folic acid, a vitamin of the B group, doubled.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    Asia

    The Himalayan region is not only tectonically active and ecologically fragile but is it also one of the most economically underdeveloped and most densely populated mountain ecosystems on the planet. These natural as well as human characteristics render the Himalayan region highly vulnerable to the impacts of development, degradation and climate change and in particular the impact of melting of glaciers and changes in the patterns of precipitation.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    South Africa

    Poverty in rural households have deepened in the past two years through world events: unprecedented rises in food and fuel prices were followed by global economic meltdown, all amidst growing climate uncertainty. Balancing water availability within and across growing seasons, water harvesting helps to buffer households against drought. Research on water harvesting in South Africa has focused on rural household livelihoods. Innovative results on appropriate water harvesting technologies and food security facilitation techniques are now being implemented in villages across South Africa.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    Global

    Many adaptation measures urgently needed in agriculture today as a consequence of climate change concern water in agriculture and were already devised and implemented in the 1980s as a part of rural development activities. However, most of the experience and knowledge have sunk without trace. Systematic knowledge management at that time would have made it possible to benefit from this experience today in the planning and implementation of water-related adaptation measures, providing effective support for these measures and hastening their implementation.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    Egypt

    The River Nile provides an invaluable source of livelihoods to over 160 million of people who dwell in its valley. The river valley is renowned for being a cradle of civilisation. As the populations grew and civilisation evolved, the demand for more water resources took a toll in the region. The more recent visible climate change effects have further compounded water management in the basin. Water and food security in the region is under threat, hence the need for robust transboundary water management. An effective institutional arrangement is a key factor in facilitating this process.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    Global

    Developing countries, as a group, are the ones most threatened by the hydrological impacts of global climate change. Water is a critical resource in development, and it is affected by climate change in multiple, complex ways ? through changes in temperature and rising sea levels, changes in precipitation patterns, and melting snowfields and glaciers.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    South America

    The economy of the Amazon region relies heavily on water for transport and livelihoods. Important also for the regional water cycle, the Amazon ecosystems are threatened by climate change, although there is little knowledge about the likelihood of adverse events and potentially related vulnerabilities. Therefore research and building up capacities for collective action are cornerstones of adaptation to climate change. Since 2008, strategic policy approaches have emerged. The region has only started to prepare itself for the things to come.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    Ethiopia

    Water and soils are increasingly becoming a limiting resource for meeting the food requirements
    of a growing world population. Integrated concepts for managing natural resources in a sustainable
    and environmentally sound manner show encouraging impacts, if applied on a large scale and
    over a long period like in Tigray, the northernmost regional state of Ethiopia.

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