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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2016Mozambique, Middle Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2016Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa
The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an
ambition to further integrate agricultural development and
climate responsiveness. CSA aims to achieve food security
and broader development goals under a changing climate
and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably
increase productivity, enhance resilience, and minimize
greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. Increased planning is
vital in order to address tradeoffs and synergies between
the three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2016Rwanda, Middle Africa, Eastern Africa, Africa
The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects
an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture
development and climate responsiveness. It aims to
achieve food security and broader development goals
under a changing climate and increasing food demand.
CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance
resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs),
and require planning to address tradeoffs and synergies
between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation,
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2016Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Tanzania
The Tanzania Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) Baseline Evaluation Survey (TARBES) was implemented during February-April 2014 as part of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Africa RISING. The Africa RISING program aims to create—through action research and development partnerships—opportunities for smallholder farmers in Africa south of the Sahara to sustainably intensify their farming systems and to improve their food, nutrition, and income security.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2016Tanzania
No.7 issue of the Rangelands Series goes through experiences of joint village land use agreements and planning.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2016Ethiopia
This issue paper No. 6 of the Rangelands Series consolidates a set of case studies which document how pastoralists plan land and resource use in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Ethiopia.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2016Uganda, Africa
This policy briefs presents smallholder farmers' preferences and major challenges when accessing seed in Uganda. It reflects on the weaknesses of the formal and informal seed production and distribution systems and presents some practical recommendations for putting in place alternative and integrative seed quality control systems that can help fill in the gaps that the formal and informal systems cannot address separately.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 2016Rwanda, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
? The Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Program II
(RDCP) was estimated to have resulted in a
strong decrease in the GHG emissions intensity
of milk production, defined as the GHG
emissions per unit (liter) of milk produced.
Extensive cattle production systems reduced
their GHG emission intensity by an estimated -
4.11 tCO2e per 1000 l of milk (-60%), while
intensive production systems reduced their
intensity by an estimated -1.7 tCO2e/1000 l (-
47%). The decrease in GHG emission intensity
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 2016Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa
The agricultural development project Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands – Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) has promoted improved livestock management that resulted in a decrease in net emissions of 10%. Since emissions from livestock account for the majority of Kenya’s agricultural emissions (95%), reduction of emissions in the livestock sector has high potential impact.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 2016Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa
Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement
through Market Expansion (PRIME) showed a
notable decrease in emission intensity (GHG
emissions per unit of meat or milk). PRIME
enabled farmers to increase production
significantly, between 24% and 96%, which led
to a decrease in emission intensity ranging from
-4% to -42%.
? Due to improvements in feed quantity, PRIME
projected an increase in average animal weight
for all livestock (8.3 million head), which resulted
in an increase in GHG emissions by an
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