The objectives of the workshop were to (i) share and exchange experiences and lessons on available methods and tools to identify and analyse trade-offs in agricultural systems (at different levels: from household to landscape, regional and global level), (ii) to discuss and explore how we can apply the lessons learned within and between the respective CRPs, (iii) to explore potential for synergies and collaboration between scientists and programs on trade-off analysis in agricultural systems, (iv) to discuss how results from trade-off analysis research can be translated to end-users to achi
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2013
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2016
A number of studies have suggested that addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural
production, or ‘supply-side emissions’, will be insufficient to reduce agri-food sector GHG emissions to limit
the increase of global temperatures to well below 2o
C. Recent studies have also suggested that ‘demandside
measures’ related to food consumption, food value chains, and food loss and waste, will be necessary
to reduce emissions and may have a larger technical mitigation potential than supply-side measures.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2016Rwanda, Africa, Eastern Africa
Rwanda’s variable and changing climate is an increasingly serious challenge to the country’s
agricultural sector and farming population. Climate information services are emerging as a
means to support farmers to manage risk and provide an opportunity to build the resilience of
agriculture to climate at all time scales. Climate services include historical, monitored and
forecast information, and value-added information products such pest and disease risk
warnings, crop yield forecasts, or management advisories. The new Rwanda Climate Services
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1998
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012Africa, Asia, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, Western Africa
The document attempts to distil what is currently known about the likely impacts of climate change on the commodities and natural resources that comprise the mandate of CGIAR and its 15 Centres. It was designed as one background document for a review carried out by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) at the behest of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on what is known about the likely effects of climate change on food security and nutrition, with a focus on the most affected and vulnerable regions and populations.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2015
We apply a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature to assess constraining and enabling
factors to the uptake of medium- to long-term climate information in a wide range of sectoral
investment and planning decisions. Common applications of climate information are shown to
relate to adaptation of environmental policy and planning, urban planning and infrastructure,
as well as flood and coastal management. Analysis of identified literature highlights five
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2011
Being able to access, control, and own productive assets such as land, labor, finance, and social capital enables people to create stable and productive lives. Yet relatively little is known about how agricultural development programs can most effectively deliver these outcomes of well-being, empowerment, and higher income in a way that acknowledges differential access to and control over assets by men and women.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2015Kenya, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa
This paper analyses gender differences in awareness and adoption of climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices. It examines what factors are associated with the likelihood of adoption of a wide range of CSA practices for 376 women and 375 men in two different areas of Kenya. This information is aimed at improving the targeting and design of interventions that are trying to achieve greater and more equitable agricultural development in East Africa and elsewhere.
Library ResourceDecember, 2014
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