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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Southern Africa
Western Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Southern Asia
Asia
Africa
Bangladesh
Ghana
Zambia

As climate change makes precipitation shocks more common, policymakers are becoming increasingly interested in protecting food systems and nutrition outcomes from the damaging effects of droughts and floods (Wheeler and von Braun, 2013). Increasing the resilience of nutrition and food security outcomes is especially critical throughout agrarian parts of the developing world, where human subsistence and well-being are directly affected by local rainfall.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
South-Eastern Asia
Asia
Cambodia

This paper assesses the role of the private sector by using the case study of Cambodia to learn specific lessons for increasing the resilience of food systems in the developing world. In order to develop a sustainable and lasting impact, it is imperative that both market actors and private actors be involved in addressing the new challenges facing vulnerable food systems.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Western Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Niger

Land degradation poses daunting challenges to Niger and the country has designed several policies and strategies for combatting it. Building on work past studies, this study uses new satellite data which have higher resolution and run for longer time – thus capturing the longterm land management dynamics. This study also uses an improved cost of land degradation model which nets out benefits from land improvement as well analysing the impacts of land degradation on food and nutrition security.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Journal Articles & Books
November 2018
Global

The first universal, legally binding global climate accord signed at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris in 2015 committed to long-term goals for “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre- industrial levels.” However, as world leaders prepare for the Facilitative Dialogue (FD) ahead of COP 24 in December 2018, there is a realisation that fulfilling the climate pledge and ensuring a rapid transition to low- carbon and climate-resilien

Journal Articles & Books
November 2018
Global

The first universal, legally binding global climate accord signed at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris in 2015 committed to long-term goals for “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre- industrial levels.” However, as world leaders prepare for the Facilitative Dialogue (FD) ahead of COP 24 in December 2018, there is a realisation that fulfilling the climate pledge and ensuring a rapid transition to low- carbon and climate-resilien

Journal Articles & Books
October 2018
Brazil

Low productivity cattle ranching, with its linkages to rural poverty, deforestation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, remains one of the largest sustainability challenges in Brazil and has impacts worldwide. There is a nearly universal call to intensify extensive beef cattle production systems to spare land for crop production and nature and to meet Brazil?s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to reducing global climate change. However, different interventions aimed at the intensification of livestock systems in Brazil may involve substantial social and environmental tradeoffs.

Reports & Research
October 2018
Peru

El “huarango” (Prosopis pallida), es una especie vegetal que crece en las partes más secas a lo largo de la Costa del Pacífico y algunos sectores de la región andina del Perú, soportando un alto grado la deforestación debido a sus múltiples usos como alimento, forraje, abono, madera, medicinal, etc. Constituyéndose para el poblador rural en un recurso elemental para su desarrollo, aunque no siempre sea utiliza adecuadamente.

Reports & Research
October 2018
Global

There is growing business interest in investing in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries, just as several governments are looking to attract foreign investment to promote economic development. Concerns that investments might displace small-scale producers have raised questions about how to structure businesses in inclusive ways so as to promote equitable and sustainable development in rural areas.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2018
Global

This bulletin highlights the breadth of DFID's current portfolio on land and prompts important questions about DFID’s work on land governance in the years to come.

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