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As a broker of regional agricultural knowledge, CCARDESA provides access to a range of CCARDESA Content, and curated content, relevant to its stakeholders.
Date of Publication: Apr 2014
Author: Meryl Richards
Alternate wetting and drying (AWD) is a rice management practice that reduces water use by up to 30% and can save farmers money on irrigation and pumping costs. AWD reduces methane emissions by 48%...
Date of Publication: Apr 2014
Author: Clinton Foundation
Adapting to the negative impacts of climate change is a pressing challenge for  anyone engaged in the agricultural sector. Smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable to these changes such...
Date of Publication: Apr 2014
Author: Prof Irvin DT Mpofu
This report is a result of participatory data gathering done in Namibia through desktop study, gap analysis, inventory analysis of CSA policies or CSA related policies, focus group discussions (FGDs...
Date of Publication: Apr 2014
Author: Meryl Richards
Alternate wetting and drying (AWD) is a rice management practice that reduces water use by up to 30% and can save farmers money on irrigation and pumping costs. AWD reduces methane emissions by 48%...
Date of Publication: Mar 2014
Author: CCARDESA
Implementation of the CCARDESA MTOP is expected to have a positive impact on the environment by supporting the development and dissemination of agricultural technologies that promote sustainable...
Date of Publication: Mar 2014
Author: Isabelle Niang, Oliver C. Ruppel
This review shows a Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation.
Date of Publication: Mar 2014
Author: Birgit Kundermann
Review of research findings, options for mitigation and recommendations for development cooperation
Date of Publication: Mar 2014
Author: SADC
The purpose of this document therefore is to develop the ‘results chain’ for the Regional Agricultural Policy (RAP), i.e. to identify and define the policy targets and related indicators...
Date of Publication: Mar 2014
Author: CCARDESA
Implementation of the CCARDESA Mid Term Operational Plan (MTOP) is expected to have a positive impact on the environment by supporting the development and dissemination of agricultural...
Date of Publication: Feb 2014
Author: Basson A.
Global food demand requires that soils be used intensively for agriculture, but how these soils are managed greatly impacts soil fluxes of carbon dioxide (CO2). Soil management practices can cause...
Date of Publication: Feb 2014
Author: Ndiweni Nkululeko Joshua
Wetlands are unique for storing water from storms; recharging ground water and serving as the habitat for a variety of aquatic organisms, wildlife and plants, including rare, threatened,...
Date of Publication: Jan 2014
Author: Dieter Nill
The manual is targeted at small-scale irrigation actors – particularly technical services, projects and programmes with the potential to develop their own good practices for use by others in...
Date of Publication: Jan 2014
Author: GIZ
Weather is a key factor in agricultural productivity, despite many technological advances. Climate change, however, is leading to changes in global and regional climates and more extreme weather...
Date of Publication: Jan 2014
Author: Christopher B. Field (USA)
Human interference with the climate system is occurring (WGI AR5 SPM Section D.3; WGI AR5 Sections 2.2, 6.3, 10.3 to 10.6, 10.9). Climate change poses risks for human and natural systems (Figure TS.1...
Date of Publication: Jan 2014
Author: Dr. Dieter Nill
Le manuel cible les acteurs de l’IP, notamment les services techniques, projets et programmes, qui peuvent s’inspirer éventuellement des pratiques utilisées par d’autres...
Date of Publication: Jan 2014
Author: Virginia R. Burkett (USA)
This chapter describes the information basis for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of IPCC Working Group II (WGII) and the rationale for its structure. As the starting point of WGII AR5, the chapter...

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