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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1985

    Looks at the allocation of resources to livestock research in Africa. Assesses the role of agricultural research and its value to national governments. Investigates the appropriate criteria to use for decision making by comparing three kinds of decision-making models. Presents conclusions for policy-making.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2015
    Tanzania, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa

    This report reflects upon the consolidated findings from the baseline and scoping studies conducted under the auspices of Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaptation Programme in Africa. It identifies gaps in climate information access and use at the local level, type of climate services farmers and pastoralists need in Tanzania, relevant channels to reach farmers with requested services, lead-time and gender specific requirements.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2016

    This report addresses the economic, environmental and social dimensions of agricultural development, with the objective of ensuring food and nutrition security, in terms of availability, access, utilization and stability. It focuses on the livestock component of agricultural systems, given the role of livestock as an engine for the development of the agriculture and food sector, and as a driver of major economic, social and environmental changes in food systems worldwide.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2010

    Given limited resources, adaptation strategies must target those populations most vulnerable to global change and equip those unable to adapt—generally the poorest—with the tools and incentives that will enable them to do so. ASARECA has recently carried out a study to enhance the understanding of climate change in the 10 ASARECA member countries. This report profiles the available climate change–related datasets and their accessibility and procurement details in the 10 ASARECA member countries.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 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.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Bhutan, Asia, Southern Asia

    Bhutan is least developed, mountainous and landlocked country in the eastern Himalayan range with a population of over 600,000. However its population and ecosystems are vulnerable to climate change. Despite a high level of environmental protection and awareness, Bhutan has become a victim of the global impacts of climate change caused by emissions in other countries. There is little historical climate data available in Bhutan; current records date back only to 1994. Consequently, the future climate scenario for Bhutan is uncertain.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2013
    Senegal, Western Africa, Africa, Southern Asia

    This report summarizes the proceedings of the workshop “Scaling Up Climate
    Services for Farmers in Africa and South Asia,” held in Saly, Senegal on December
    10-12, 2012. The workshop brought together more than 100 experts from 30 countries
    and roughly 50 institutions to grapple with the challenge of supporting vulnerable
    farming communities through the production, communication, delivery and evaluation
    of effective agrometeorological information and advisory services; and to identify
    practical actions to address those challenges at scale.

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