The challenges of climate change to food security are multidimensional and assessing them requires some appraisal of issues such as identifying the most affected vulnerable regions and populations and the interface between climate change and agricultural productivity. The current draft aims at providing guidance for developing nationally-relevant policies and programmes.
Nakashima, D.J., Galloway McLean, K., Thulstrup, H.D., Ramos Castillo, A. and Rubis, J.T. 2012. Weathering Uncertainity: Traditional Knowledge for Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation. UNESCO and UNU-IAS (2012)
AWLAESM) program, which created a critical mass of African women who are now leaders in the fields of agriculture and environment, two of the most important sectors across the continent.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network, http://cdkn.org/
ODI's research on climate change focuses on two main areas.
The first is trying to identify how increasing knowledge of the science of climate change impacts can be used to understand potential implications for developing countries, particularly in social, economic and political terms. This builds on our existing research to develop an understanding of the consequences of short-term shocks, such as natural disasters and long-term stresses, including reduced crop yields that could increase the vulnerability of the poor in the context of a changing climate.
The second looks at how to ensure that emerging climate change mitigation and adaptation policies work for the poor. Current areas of interest include understanding the implications of emerging markets, such as carbon trading and biofuels, for developing countries. http://www.odi.org.uk/work/themes/details.asp?id=6&title=climate-change
The ODI Water Policy Programme links high quality research with practical policy advice on water issues with a bearing on poverty. Our aim is to provoke, contribute to and influence debates on water and sanitation through collaboration with a wide variety of government, donor, civil society and private sector partners. http://www.odi.org.uk/work/programmes/water-policy/
Coffee production is important to both the economies and ecologies of the regions in which it is produced. This poster looks at how CRS is providing support for coffee-based livelihoods to promote sustainable coffee production.
This one-pager showcases a CRS project called "Coffee Under Pressure (CUP)" that is helping coffee growing communities in Central America to adapt to climate change in order to ensure sustainable development. The project is the outcome of a CRS study that helped the organization predict the impact that climate change will have on coffee crops in the region.