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  1. Library Resource
    Atlas des Produits des Zones Arides d'Afrique cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    Africa

    Avant-propos La notion de désertification se définit comme une dégradation des sols en zone aride, semi-aride et subhumide sèche, souvent appelée simplement « zone aride ». On estime qu’elle résulte d’une combinaison de facteurs, parmi lesquels les changements climatiques et l’activité humaine. Plus d’un tiers de la superficie totale de la terre est considéré comme zone aride. En termes démographiques, c’est un cinquième de la population totale du globe qui vit en zone aride déjà dégradée ou menacée de désertification.

  2. Library Resource
    African Drylands Commodity Atlas cover image
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    Africa

    Desertification is defined as land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities. More than one third of the surface of the earth consists of drylands. In terms of population, one out of every five people of the world live in already degraded or desertification-prone drylands. These people include many of the world’s poorest, most marginalized, and politically weak citizens. For instance, nearly 325 million people in the African continent live in drylands.

  3. Library Resource
    Drought risk management: Practitioner's perspectives from Africa and Asia cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2012
    Africa, Asia

    The Africa–Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Project seeks to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and technical cooperation among drought-prone countries in Africa and Asia and thus to promote best practices in drought risk management (DRM) for development in the two regions. In order to establish a baseline to guide this activity, the United Nations Development Programme Drylands Development Centre (UNDP DDC) undertook a stocktaking exercise between March and June 2011 on drought impacts, causes, trends and solutions in Africa and Asia.

  4. Library Resource
    Cover photo

    Environmental Management and Climate Change

    Reports & Research
    January, 2012
    Tanzania

    Environmental Management and Climate Change as mainstreamed in the SAGCOT

  5. Library Resource
    Cover photo

    Issues and opportunities for building better adaptive capacity in Longido, Monduli and Ngorongoro Districts, northern Tanzania

    Reports & Research
    September, 2014
    Tanzania

    Planning for climate resilience growth is increasingly important for the natural resource dependent economy of Tanzania. Central government does not have the knowledge, reach, skills or resources needed to plan for the range of livelihoods within Tanzania; but local governments, if granted the authority and resources, could plan with communities in the flexible, timely and appropriate manner that climate variability demands.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2011
    Mali

    En 2008, le Fonds pour l'innovation en micro-assurance a attribué une subvention à Planet Guarantee (en partenariat avec AGF Afrique et Swiss Re) pour la réalisation d'une étude de faisabilité sur l'assurance indexée destinée aux producteurs de coton du Mali. Trois types d'indices ont été évalués. Étant donné le risque de base élevé que présente l'indice climatique et les ressources techniques importantes requises par l'indice satellitaire, l'indice de rendement est considéré comme l'approche la plus prometteuse.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2011
    Africa

    Le changement climatique exacerbe la situation de pauvreté dans les pays en développement. L’Afrique rurale est particulièrement touchée par ce phénomène. Bien que des mesures d’adaptation efficaces soient connues et aient été intégrées dans les plans d’action nationaux pour l’adaptation au changement climatique, les financements internationaux ne suivent pas et ne suffisent pas à répondre aux besoins.

  8. 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.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2011
    Africa

    Climate change is one of the major threats to the development of rural Africa, and without wide-ranging adaptation strategies the challenge it presents cannot be met. Although appropriate measures have been identi? ed, international funding for adaptation has not materialised at the rate that was pledged. This is irresponsibly delaying the implementation of adaptation measures.

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