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Program for Climate Smart Livestock Systems (PCSL): Futures workshop, Kenya, November–December 2021

Diciembre, 2019

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is implementing
the Program for Climate Smart Livestock (PCSL) in Kenya, Uganda,
and Ethiopia. PCSL is designed to build the capacity of governments,
the private sector, and livestock keepers towards improving livestock
productivity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while adapting to
climate change. In late November 2020, ILRI held a virtual workshop
with relevant stakeholders to discuss potential transformative pathways
for the livestock sector in Kenya.

Sources and types of banana planting materials used by farmers in Uganda and Tanzania

Diciembre, 2019

This report provides an overview of the types and sources of planting material used by 1315 farmers in Uganda and Tanzania. The data was collected from six dristricts; Luwero and Mbarara in Uganda and Meru, Moshi, Bukoba and Rungwe in Tanzania. Nearly all farmers who participated in the study used suckers which they obtained them from their own farms or from friends and neighbours. Suckers are more readily available, exchanged for free or affordable and accessible to farmers.

Climate-smart agriculture is good for business: A framework for establishing the business case for climate-smart agriculture investments

Diciembre, 2019

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) makes financial sense for businesses. Governments are increasingly holding the private sector responsible for their role in climate change impacts. Extreme weather events are incredibly costly for businesses. This is particularly true in agriculture, which relies heavily on favorable weather conditions. CSA practices and technologies are central to the transformative changes necessary to maintain the stability—and profitability—of the food system in the face of climate change.

The diffusion of small-scale irrigation technologies in Ethiopia: stakeholder analysis using Net-Map

Diciembre, 2019

Small-scale irrigation (SSI) provides great benefits to farmers in terms of increased yields and profits, better food and nutrition security and greater resilience to climate shocks. Ethiopia has high potential for expanding SSI and has invested considerably in this area in recent years. Despite these investments, several challenges to further expansion of irrigation technologies remain. Different stakeholders in the country play important roles in overcoming these barriers to further scale technologies for SSI.

Assessment of factors influencing youth involvement in horticulture agribusiness in Tanzania: a case study of Njombe region

Diciembre, 2019

Involvement of youth in horticulture agribusiness has become a vital approach to create employment opportunities among the youth in Tanzania. This study aimed at examining the extent of youth participation and factors influencing youth involvement in horticulture agribusiness with a focus on innovations in post-harvest management (PHM). Data were collected from a sample of 576 male and female youth in Njombe region using a multi-stage random sampling technique. Data were analyzed using an ordered logit model and descriptive statistics.

The global divide in data-driven farming

Diciembre, 2019

Big data and mobile technology are widely claimed to be global disruptive forces in agriculture that benefit small-scale farm-ers. Yet the access of small-scale farmers to this technology is poorly understood. We show that only 24–37% of farms of <1 ha in size are served by third generation (3G) or 4G services, compared to 74–80% of farms of >200 ha in size. Furthermore, croplands with severe yield gaps, climate-stressed locations and food-insecure populations have poor service coverage.

Laos’ hydropower development and cross-border power trade in the Lower Mekong Basin: a discourse analysis

Diciembre, 2019

Increasing demands for energy to boost the Mekong economies have attracted the keen interest of riparian countries for hydropower development. This is evidenced by extensive investment in hydropower projects across the region over the last few decades.

Emerging lessons for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Strategic entry points and processes

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2019
Viet Nam
África austral

A new report developed by GIZ highlights success factors and 7 practical entry points for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) into policies and planning, based on 16 case studies from Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Philippines and Viet Nam in the following contexts:
1. National climate change policies (NDC, NAP)
2. National public investment allocation and project screening
3. Sectoral adaptation plans (water resources, protected areas, disaster risk reduction)
4. Land-use planning (spatial planning & landscape management)

Land Degradation Neutrality in Small Island Developing States

Policy Papers & Briefs
Noviembre, 2019
Cabo Verde
Antigua y Barbuda
Saint Kitts y Nevis
Santa Lucía
San Vicente y las Granadinas
Trinidad y Tabago
Papua Nueva Guinea

Land degradation exacerbates the unique vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to environmental challenges, such as climate change, flash floods, soil erosion, lagoon siltation, coastal erosion and sea level rise, undermining their economic potential. Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in SIDS, preserving biodiversity and increasing resilience to climate change. Land degradation has a strong negative impact on climate-sensitive sectors like agriculture, water resources management and coastal zone management.

Making their voices count: the African women protecting their land rights

Agosto, 2019

New public policies and changing economic fundamentals have spurred private sector investment in commercial agriculture in low- and middle-income countries. Growing numbers of policies and programmes aim to integrate small-scale rural producers into agricultural value chains;based on concepts such as ‘inclusive businessand ‘shared value’.

Input of the MoL for the ‘Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 formulation Project’

Policy Papers & Briefs
Julio, 2019

In an agrarian economy like Bangladesh, the importance of land in the production process need not be overemphasized. Personal possession of land is considered to be a symbol of social prestige and security. Land plays a very important role in both income generation and social life in various ways. In view of the scarcity of land and the future population management, the ministry of land has a very important role to be played in the Delta Plan 2100 formulation project. The input from the ministry of land for the delta plan 2100 formulation project is summed up hereinafter.

State of open data

Journal Articles & Books
Mayo, 2019

It’s been ten years since open data first broke onto the global stage. Over the past decade, thousands of programs and projects around the world have worked to open data and use it to address a myriad of social and economic challenges. Meanwhile, issues related to data rights and privacy have moved to the centre of public and political discourse. As the open data movement enters a new phase in its evolution, shifting to target real-world problems and embed open data thinking into other existing or emerging communities of practice, big questions still remain.