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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2017
    Global

    2016 was the hottest year on record – the third consecutive record-breaking year. It was a sign that we have to act fast to enhance the resilience of dryland farmers, who not only have to contend with more extreme temperatures but also face rapidly depleting water resources and the destructive effects of new pests and disease.

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    February, 2017
    Switzerland, Western Europe

    Neighbourhood effects on land use change are very common. Therefore, they are often
    included in spatially explicit models of land use change and other spatial analyses. Neighbourhood
    indices, however, depend strongly on the spatial extent set for calculating them. So far, most of the
    existing land-use change analyses or models using neighbourhood indices assumed some predefined
    neighbourhood extents without proving whether the selected extents are optimal for the analysis of the

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 6 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2017
    India

    With challenges from global climate change, it is imperative to enhance food production using climate-smart technologies and maximize farm efficiency. Fifty-six households in Rudhiapada and Badamahulidiha, Odisha, India were selected to evaluate farmers’ efficiency using conservation agriculture (CA) cropping system practices. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) and regression analysis were used to estimate farmer efficiency and the determinants of yield.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Sri Lanka

    Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer (MODIS) time-series Normalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) products are regularly used for vegetation monitoring missions and climate change analysis. However, satellite observation is affected by the atmospheric condition, cloud state and shadows introducing noise in the data. MODIS state flag helps in understanding pixel quality but overestimates the noise and hence its usability requires further scrutiny. This study has analyzed MODIS MOD09A1 annual data set over Sri Lanka.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Burundi, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sudan, Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Our goal is to provide the scientific basis for development investments and policies that promote more productive, profitable agriculture, and healthier diets at no environmental cost. Low-income, smallholder farmers face significant challenges across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). High population growth is coinciding with migration to the cities as younger populations seek out higher income-earning opportunities. Inadequate infrastructure and few markets for agricultural production in rural areas, for example, are leading to stagnated opportunities for smallholders.

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2017
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    The agriculture sector is the backbone of Ethiopia’s economy and livelihoods. Yet, heavy reliance on rain-fed systems has made the sector particularly vulnerable to variability in rainfall and temperature. Climate change may decrease national gross domestic product (GDP) by 8–10% by 2050, but adaptation action in agriculture could cut climate shock-related losses by half. • Climate risk management interventions and long-term adaptation actions need to match localized vulnerabilities and impacts.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2017
    Tanzania, Africa, Eastern Africa
  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2017
    Nepal, Asia, Southern Asia

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