This contributory chapter of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) outlines the status of climate change mitigation in agriculture and its implications on development, production and consumption trends. It presents regional and global trends in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as future global trends.
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Library ResourceJanuary, 2007
Library ResourceJanuary, 2007
Climate change poses severe threats on agriculture. Even though some countries may experience beneficial change to agricultural gross domestic product (GDP), the majority, particularly developing countries, will experience significant negative impacts. This paper by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) promotes an integrative, holistic framework for climate change adaptation. It presents the potential impacts of climate change and the different approaches to adaptation, as well as knowledge gained through FAO's experience in the field.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Sub-Saharan Africa
In the face of trends towards a widening “food gap” and general poverty, this paper attempts to address the problem by discussing the methodologies necessary for sustainable land management to ensure improved food security, rapid economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries of Africa. The authors explain that the population of the world has been increasing at an exponential rate over the past few decades. Present projections suggest that it will be 11 billion by the year 2100.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2007Africa
Focuses on the social protection aspects of children’s property and inheritance rights in southern and eastern Africa. Discusses the relationship between HIV and AIDS and agriculture, food security, and rural livelihoods (including children’s property and inheritance rights). Considers factors that render children’s property rights more vulnerable than adults’ property rights. Reviews literature on social protection of children, emphasizing historical developments, types of child social protection, and recipients and providers of child social protection.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa
This review seeks to assess the sustainable livelihoods projects currently supported by Norway in Malawi within the context of climate change and its predicted impact on agriculture development and food security.The report found that since the adaptation to climate change was not a design feature of any of the projects or undertakings, the relevance of the activities to adaptation to climate change was rather incidental.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008
Following from the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture project, this book examines the relationships and linkages between land use and water management and social systems. Given that agriculture is the largest economic sector in many developing countries, this volume provides innovative ideas for the prevention of land degradation and for improving the sustainability of food production in the developing world.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2007South Africa
This capacity development strategy was produced by Phuhlisani as part of the Sustainable Development Consortium as part of a proposed Settlement and Implementation Support Strategy for Land Reform in South Africa. The strategy focused on
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2007United States of America
For the last 50 years, local, state and the federal governments have expressed concerns about farmland retention. Four benefits have been used to warrant farmland preservation programs: food security and local food supply, viable local agricultural economy, environmental and rural amenities, and sound fiscal policy and orderly development. We explore the available evidence of how well farmland preservation programs have provided these benefits.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesSeptember, 2007Mozambique
A Estratégia de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional (ESAN II) resulta da evolução da
ESAN I aprovada pelo Governo de Moçambique em 1998, através da Resolução Interna
16/98. A ESAN I foi elaborada na sequência da Cimeira Mundial de Alimentação
(CMA), realizada em Roma em 1996, quando os diversos países se comprometeram a
reduzir a fome para metade até 2015. Este objectivo coincide com o Objectivo número
um do Desenvolvimento do Milénio (ODM), aprovado na Cimeira do Milénio, em 2000.
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