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Strengthening Adaptive Capacity of Extensive Livestock Systems for Food and Nutrition Security and Low-emissions Development in Eastern and Southern Africa

Dezembro, 2021
Global

Livestock production is a major livelihood in many parts of Africa, providing multiple benefits and uses that include milk, meat, payment of dowry, measure of wealth, draft power among others. In particular, extensive livestock systems support most of Africa’s livestock population, with 63%, 82% and 70% of the continent’s cattle, sheep and goats, respectively. Mostly, they are raised in climate-sensitive arid and semi-arid areas of Africa in subsistence level rain-fed systems.

Improving governance for anticipation, warning, action and financing climate disasters in Zambia

Dezembro, 2021
Zambia

This case study in Zambia examines existing Early Warning, Early Action and Financing (EWEAF) initiatives in response to floods. It looks at the institutional gaps, arrangements, innovations and challenges that may affect progress and speed of actions. It employs the concept of anticipatory governance and polycentric governance arrangements to identify the appropriate institutional conditions to support Governance 4 Resilience.

Women’s land rights: Customary rules and formal laws in the pastoral areas of Ethiopia – complementary or in conflict?

Junho, 2021
Ethiopia

Secure land tenure is key to eradicating poverty;increasing agricultural investment and ensuring food security;and is an essential element of climate action and climate resilience. Yet women have far weaker rights to land than men. These disadvantages exist broadly and with few exceptions globally and are especially limiting to the well-being of women and their families in rural areas;where land is the basis for livelihood;identity;social standing and social security.

The Resilient Recurrent Behavior of Mediterranean Semi-Arid Complex Adaptive Landscapes

Peer-reviewed publication
Março, 2021
Italy
Portugal
United States of America

Growing external pressures from human activities and climate change can exacerbate desertification, compromising the livelihoods of more than 25% of the world’s population. The dryland mosaic is defined by land covers that do not behave similarly, and the identification of their recurring or irregular changes over time is crucial, especially in areas susceptible to become desertified.