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Translation of Global Climate Change Discourses to the Local Policies, and the Resilience of Pastoralists

Peer-reviewed publication
Abril, 2020
Africa

The paper focused on the need to document impacts of the global climate discourses at the local levels. In addition, it sought to fill the lacuna on the translation of discourses insofar as pastoralists land rights’ and adaptation are concerned, while looking at translation and implementation of these discourses. Theoretically, the paper employed the Actor-Network-Theory where civil society organizations are hinged around key actors in formulating Kenya climate law.

Towards Resilient Regions: Policy Recommendations for Stimulating Synergy between Tourism and Landscape

Peer-reviewed publication
Janeiro, 2020
Netherlands

To make regions more resilient, a useful idea is that of synergy between tourism and landscape (i.e., a win-win situation). To help policymakers manage for synergy, we provide practical recommendations. Using the case of Terschelling (the Netherlands), an island that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Wadden Sea, we analyzed how policy and public opinion have been changing, and how multilevel governance is arranged.

Current situation and plausible future scenarios for livestock management systems under climate change in Africa

Dezembro, 2019
Netherlands

The aim of this study is to review the literature and provide a technical brief to the African Group of Negotiators Experts Support (AGNES) on the effect of climate change on livestock across the continent up to 2050, highlighting the adaptation needs and options.

Crop diversification impact pathways: lessons from practice to improve theory

Dezembro, 2019
Global

Recent literature is reviewed to assess if and how crop diversification −one of the strategies to put agrobiodiversity to good use− contributes to stronger adaptive capacity and increased resilience. The aim is to generate new insights that could make the use of crop diversification more robust in theory and practice through improved design, implementation and evaluation strategies. In other words, to realize the full potential of crop diversification (Njeru, 2013).

The future of smallholder farming in India: Some sustainability considerations

Dezembro, 2019
India

The biodiverse, predominantly crop-livestock mixed-farming in India is key to ensuring resilience to climate change and sustainability of smallholder farming agroecologies. Farmers traditionally grow diverse crops as polyculture, and agriculture is mainly organic/biodynamic with spirituality in food systems deeply ingrained.

Evaluating Resilience-Centered Development Interventions with Remote Sensing

Journal Articles & Books
Outubro, 2019
Philippines

Natural disasters are projected to increase in number and severity, in part due to climate change. At the same time a growing number of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation measures are being implemented by governmental and non-governmental organizations, and substantial post-disaster donations are frequently pledged. At the same time there has been increasing demand for transparency and accountability, and thus evidence of those measures having a positive effect.

LAND RIGHTS AND ECONOMIC RESILIENCE OF RURAL WOMEN IN THE G5-SAHEL COUNTRIES, WEST AFRICA

Peer-reviewed publication
Fevereiro, 2019
África Ocidental

This article discusses different issues pertaining gender and land governance with focus to access and control of land by rural women and how this affects their resilience in G5-Sahel region- Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Mauritania. Findings show that land remains the property of men, customary chiefs, male members of the family who have the full control of land use; women continue to serve as servants of their husbands in the farming activities.

Report: Risk & Resilience: Advancing Food and Nutrition Security in Nigeria through Feed the Future

Reports & Research
Janeiro, 2019
Nigeria

This report examines the challenges and opportunities of Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, working in the complex political, economic, environmental, and cultural context of Nigeria. With the initiative moving into its second phase, adding resilience as a strategic objective and including more fragile target countries like Nigeria, Feed the Future needs to evolve its model to meet the needs of the world’s most at-risk populations.

Report: Risk & Resilience: Advancing Food and Nutrition Security in Nigeria through Feed the Future

Reports & Research
Janeiro, 2019
Nigeria

This report examines the challenges and opportunities of Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, working in the complex political, economic, environmental, and cultural context of Nigeria. With the initiative moving into its second phase, adding resilience as a strategic objective and including more fragile target countries like Nigeria, Feed the Future needs to evolve its model to meet the needs of the world’s most at-risk populations.

Resilience and housing markets: Who is it really for?

Peer-reviewed publication
Janeiro, 2019
Nova Zelândia

Ten years after the Global Financial Crisis, this research examines how resilience theory and rhetoric relating to the economy and housing markets has been translated into policy and practice. The methodology involves a case study of a city (Auckland) with a nationally dominant housing market and high unaffordability. Via secondary literature and a series of interviews we analyse questions connected to resilience from what, how, by whom, and discuss the implications and limits of the approach.