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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Africa, Central America, Asia, South America

    Since 2000, US$ 2.0-2.7 billion has been invested in feedstock cultivation for biofuel in 16 forest-rich countries, mostly in oil palm and sugarcane. An additional US$ 5.7-6.7 billion has been invested in biofuel production, especially sugar-based ethanol. While investments in some countries are driven by domestic policies to reduce fossil fuel imports, most are export driven. Sugar-based ethanol offers more opportunities to capture value added than biodiesel feedstocks which are amenable to export and processing abroad.

  2. 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.

  3. Library Resource
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    Environmental Management and Climate Change

    Reports & Research
    January, 2012
    Tanzania

    Environmental Management and Climate Change as mainstreamed in the SAGCOT

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    How to ensure that development efforts are not undermined by climate change

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2011
    Tanzania

    Climate change and its implications on development in Tanzania should not be understated or ignored. Instead, discussions on our changing climate should begin with the recognition that climate change is undermining efforts to eradicate poverty. Yet, scientific complexities, jargon, uncertainties and debate have led to a general lack of understanding and confusion on how to address a changing climate, including policy prescriptions.

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    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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