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How can African agriculture adapt to climate change: Green and Blue Water Accounting in the Limpopo and Nile Basins

Water scarcity is an increasingly critical issue for food production around the world. This is particularly true for the world’s poorest region, Sub-Saharan Africa, due to its growing malnutrition and almost complete dependence on rainfed agriculture.…

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How can African agriculture adapt to climate change: Climate Change Impacts in Ethiopia

Two factors critical to assuring food security, whether at the local or the global level, are increasing crop productivity and increasing access to sustainable water supplies. These factors are also vital to the economic success of agriculture, which…

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How can African agriculture adapt to climate change: Climate Change Impacts on Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

According to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, warming in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is expected to be greater than the global average, and rainfall will decline in certain areas. Global circulation models…

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How can African agriculture adapt to climate change: Economywide impacts of climate change on agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Approximately 80 percent of poor people in Sub-Saharan Africa continue to depend on the agricultural sector for their livelihoods, but-unlike in other regions of the world-agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is characterized by very low yields due to…

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How can African agriculture adapt to climate change: Mapping the South African farming sector’s vulnerability to climate change and variability

In southern Africa, by the middle of the 21st century climate change is expected to cause temperature increases of 1–3°C, broad summer rainfall reductions of 5–10 percent, and an increase in the incidence of both droughts and floods. Consequently,…

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How can African agriculture adapt to climate change: Are soil and water conservation technologies a buffer against production risk in the face of climate change?

The agricultural sector in developing countries is particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Given Ethiopia's dependence on agriculture and natural resources, any adverse agricultural effects will pose serious risks to economic…

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Agricultural R&D capacity and investments in the Asia–Pacific region

Science and technology (S&T) are major contributors to food security, poverty reduction, and economic growth, as has been proven in Asia since the early-1970s through the Green Revolution in agriculture. Continuing to secure such gains, however, is…

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Accelerating progress toward reducing child malnutrition in India

1. The facts: Child malnutrition in India India is home to 40 percent of the world’s malnourished children and 35 percent of the developing world’s low-birth-weight infants; every year 2.5 million children die in India, accounting for one in five…

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