Recalibrating Food Production in the Developing World: Global Warming Will Change More Than Just the ClimateSubmitted by c.baldin on Fri, 2013-01-25 20:47
Climate change support for the local and regional level in the Baltic Sea Region
The BalticClimate Toolkit provides local and regional level policy makers, spatial planners, and the business community with climate mitigation and adaptation support. Development and increased competitiveness of municipalities, regions and companies are the main objectives.
Climate change induced impacts observed in Sri Lanka include longer than usual drought periods; increased minimum air temperature; high intensity rains; and high variability in rainfall patterns . According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sea level is predicted to rise by 20 to 60 cm by year 2050. Sea level rise associated salt water intrusion and prolonged dry spells resulting high salt accumulations are expected to have adverse impacts on rice paddy cultivation, the staple food of Sri Lanka.
Ghana needs to be innovative to generate new and improved products and processes to meet the challenges of Climate Change, Mr George Scott, Chief Director of the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, said Tuesday.
He said innovation was a dynamic process that came with specific behaviours, performances and with obvious implications for outcomes.
This report focuses on rural development in the context of climate risk management and adaptation, particularly on issues of seasonal climate forecasting, water management in rain-fed and irrigated production systems, sustainable land management, crop and livestock breeding, crop genetic diversity, seed systems, pests and IPM, and, urban and peri-urban agriculture.
Climate change presents a profound challenge to food security and development.
“Climate-Smart” Agriculture: Policies, Practices and Financing for Food Security, Adaptation and MitigationSubmitted by naomi.sleeper on Tue, 2011-02-08 19:40
The paper “Climate-Smart” Agriculture: Policies, Practices and Financing for Food Security, Adaptation and Mitigation has been published by FAO for the Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, to be held in The Hague, Netherlands from 31 October to 5 November, 2010.
This paper examines some of the key technical, institutional, policy and financial responses required to achieve the transformation to "climate-smart" agriculture.
Strengthening Capacities for Climate Risk Management and Disaster Preparedness in Selected Provinces of the Philippines (Bicol Region)
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:FAO
In view of current and future hydrometeorological hazards and climate risks that affect both the agriculture and fishery sectors of the region, the Government of the Philippines and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations embarked on a joint technical cooperation project to Enhance Capacities for Climate Risk Management and Disaster Preparedness in Agriculture.
The assistance aims to enhance the capacities within the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Philippine Atmospheric Geographical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) of the Department of Scienc
Enhancing technical capacity within DoA for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in Agriculture
Strengthening basic support services for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in Agriculture sector in two selected pilot districts
Demonstration of prioritized location specific technologies for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) within the agriculture sector through a participatory learning by doing process at district and community levels.
Economic impact analysis of adaptation interventions, lessons learned and policy implications
Stephan Baas (NRC), Claudia Hiepe (NRC)
In a warming 21st century, tropical forests will be at risk from a variety of threats, especially the conversion to cropland to sustain a growing population.
Farmers would lose more than a third of irrigation water in Australia's major food bowl, the Murray-Darling, under a plan released on Friday to restore ailing rivers, posing a new headache for the Labor minority government.
The move could see the value of cotton production cut by 25 percent, and farmers and irrigators have warned of farm closures, massive job losses and high