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Small islands, whether located in the tropics or higher latitudes, have characteristics which make them especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and extreme events (very high confidence) ♦  Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate inundation, storm surge, erosion and other coastal hazards, thus threatening vital infrastructure, settlements and facilities that support the livelihood of island communities (very high confidence). ♦  There is strong evidence that under most climate change scenarios, water resources in small islands are likely to be seriously compromised (very high confidence). ♦  It is very likely that subsistence and commercial agriculture on small islands will be adversely affected by climate change (high confidence). IPCC 4th Assessment Report, 2007

Climate Change and Agriculture

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World Livestock 2011 – Livestock in food security World Livestock 2011 – Livestock in food security

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Although much has been said about livestock’s role in achieving food security, in reality, the subject has been only partially addressed and no current document fully covers the topic. This report is an attempt to fill the gap. It expands the 2009 State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) (FAO, 2009b) section which examined the multiple roles played by livestock in the food security of the poor and advocated for support of smallholders, both in responding to opportunities in livestock production and in finding other opportunities within a broad rural development strategy.

FAO. 2011. World Livestock 2011 – Livestock in food security. Rome, FAO.

Policy coherence for agriculture and rural development Policy coherence for agriculture and rural development

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"Overall, this Platform Knowledge Piece (PKP) aims to ‘trace the consistency between evolving agricultural and rural development (ARD) policies and the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action.’ Specifically it addresses the following questions:
• Is coherence a significant problem in ARD policymaking - and is it worse than for other sectors, such as health and education?
• When incoherence arises, what causes it?
• Have recent global initiatives, above all those to promote food and nutrition security and those responding to climate change, made it harder to achieve coherent policy?
• What gets tracked and measured in ARD policy?"

Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
2011

Next Steps for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture Next Steps for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture

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Key messages
- Agriculture can contribute significantly to climate change mitigation, but more action is needed to identify appropriate implementation mechanisms, technical guidelines, policies and sources of finance to improve readiness and capacity building.
- Mitigation measures must provide direct benefits to farmers and contribute to national food security, economic development and trade to gain political support and investment.
- Pilot projects need to demonstrate different mitigation mechanisms and improve their technical and economic feasibility under diverse farm conditions.
- Simple, cost-efficient and regionally adapted methods are required for monitoring, reporting and verifying agricultural emissions.
- Carbon markets are unlikely to provide sufficient incentives for widespread adoption of mitigation practices in agriculture.

Authors: Eva Wollenberg and Christine Negra
Date: June 2011

Mapping hotspots of climate change and food insecurity in the global tropics Mapping hotspots of climate change and food insecurity in the global tropics

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This study was coordinated by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) to identify areas that are food insecure and vulnerable to the impacts of future climate change, across the priority regions for the CGIAR centres. The research was undertaken by a team of scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The study relied on maps: first, of variables that indicate the different aspects of food security (availability, access and utilization), and second, of thresholds of climate change exposure important for agricultural systems. Vulnerability was assessed using a domain approach based upon the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) framework of vulnerability as a function of exposure, sensitivity and coping capacity. Nine domains were identified; for each domain areas of the tropics were classified by high or low exposure, high or low sensitivity, and high or low coping capacity.

© 2011 CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Link to Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management P Link to Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management P

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Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Projects

Document linked to :http://climatechange.worldbank.org/climatechange/content/mainstreaming-adaptation-climate-change-agriculture-and-natural-resources-management-project

This site presents eight guidance notes (GN1 - GN8) that provide lessons learned, best practices, recommendations, and useful resources for integrating climate risk management and adaptation to climate change in development projects, with a focus on the agriculture and natural resource management sectors. They are organized around a typical project cycle, starting from project identification, followed by project preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Each note focuses on specific technical, institutional, economic, or social aspects of adaptation. The web platform allows the user to quickly navigate between the different guidance notes (left column), and access useful resources (right column), specifically designed for each guidance note.

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World Bank
2010

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