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March 31, 2015
Modelling adaptation to climate change in agriculture

This paper (PDF) by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), investigates how climate change can affect agricultural production and proposes some adaptation measures that could be undertaken to mitigate the negative effects of climate change while enhancing the positive ones. The paper stresses the importance of planned adaptation measures and highlights possible strategies for reducing risk and improving resilience. »

March 6, 2015Knowledge Portal
The Gender advantage: women on the front line of climate change

This report compiles the experiences of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in their work to close the gender gap and mobilise women in climate change adaptation programmes and projects. The paper shows that successful adaptation to climate change means recognizing the role of women smallholder farmers. »

March 4, 2015Knowledge Portal
FAO Success stories on climate-smart agriculture

This booklet (PDF) by FAO is a compilation of successful and promising climate-smart initiatives in developing countries from around the world (such as Kenya, Tanzania, China, Vietnam, Peru and Nicaragua). The cases have been selected from the FAO Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Sourcebook (PDF), to show the diversity of potential options across different regions and agricultural systems »

March 4, 2015Knowledge Portal
Climate change adaptation in crop production: Beware of illusions

This article (PDF) in the Global Food Security Journal, discusses three main causes of “adaptation illusions”, common ways in which studies misinterpret the adaptation benefits of various changes. Many potential changes in agricultural management and technology, including shifts in crop phenology and improved drought and heat tolerance, would help to improve crop productivity but do not necessarily represent true adaptations. »