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    Climate change in the African drylands: Options and opportunities for adaptation and mitigation cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Reports & Research
    November, 2009
    Global

    The drylands of Africa, exclusive of hyper-arid zones, occupy about 43 per cent of the continent, and are home to a rapidly growing population that currently stands at about 325 million people. Dry zones, inclusive of hyper-arid lands, cover over 70 per cent of the continent’s terrestrial surface. Outside of the cities many dryland inhabitants are either pastoralists, sedentary or nomadic, or agro-pastoralists, combining livestock-rearing and crop production where conditions allow.

  2. Library Resource
    Seguritizar La Tierra Y Atterizar La Seguridad cover image
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    Global

    En la no tan larga historia de la Humanidad, nuestros antepasados han luchado con demasiada frecuencia por la tierra y el agua. Aquellos tiempos están nuevamente de actualidad.

  3. Library Resource
    Securitizing the Ground, Grounding Security cover image
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    Global

    In the not so long history of humankind, our ancestors too often fought for land and water. Those days have returned.

  4. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    November, 2009
    Kenya, Eastern Africa

    This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a new index-based livestock insurance (IBLI)

    product designed to compensate for area average predicted livestock mortality loss in

    northern Kenya, where previous work has established the presence of poverty traps. We

    simulate household-specific wealth dynamics based on a model parameterized using rich

    panel and experimental data from the region. The simulations allow us to investigate

    patterns of willingness to pay for asset index insurance that is imperfectly correlated with

  5. Library Resource
    Drylands Soil: Sustaining Life on Earth cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2010
    Global

    Often, when people think of drylands, they think of deserts and hostile living conditions, economic hardship and water scarcity. But that is not what drylands are all about. If managed well, drylands are often fertile and capable of supporting the habitats, crops and livestock that sustain the entire global population.

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