Knowledge Products

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: 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: 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: 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: Victor Clottey
A practical 64-page A5 manual focusing on good agricultural practices for sorghum and millet production incorporating integrated soil fertility management techniques and practices. Produced...
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...
Date of Publication: Dec 2013
Author: Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
This publication addresses some of the key issues and challenges of climate change and smallholder agriculture in Sub- Saharan Africa (SSA), But it is not an exhaustive analysis of all challenges and...
Date of Publication: Dec 2013
Author: Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi
The aim of this study was to parameterize and test the generic crop model AquaCrop for a local bambara groundnut [Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc] landrace. Such a model should be water driven and...
Date of Publication: Nov 2013
Author: GIZ
The objective of this pilot project was to support communes in their efforts to identify, plan and implement climate adaptation measures that will help increase their resilience to climate change.
Date of Publication: Nov 2013
Author: Tanzania
This report presents the final technical report that draw lessons on best practices for climate smart small-scale  agriculture  (C3SA) to be shared with stakeholders for the purpose of...
Date of Publication: Nov 2013
Author: Susannah Fisher
This report provides an introduction to the different approaches and experiences in designing and implementing, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems for adaptation at these...
Date of Publication: Nov 2013
Author: Tanzania
This booklet provides examples of climate-smart systems by showcasing some FAO success stories in various countries. The cases have been selected from the FAO Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA...
Date of Publication: Oct 2013
Author: Downing, T.E.
DFID has recognised a need to provide guidance to country offices (CO) on what actions are needed to address the predicted impacts (both negative and positive) of climate change on agriculture and...
Date of Publication: Oct 2013
Author: other
Flooding happens annually in Cape Town’s informal settlements. The impact on residents’ lives is enormous, yet people have few resources to cope. They are also society’s most...
Date of Publication: Oct 2013
Author: CCARDESA
This brochure presents the 'Promotion of Science and Technology for Agricultural Development (PSTAD) in the SADC region' project, which has been implemented by CCARDESA.The project was...
Date of Publication: Oct 2013
Author: S. Walker
AquaCrop is a crop model that simulates yield response to water developed by FAO and is appropriate to consider effects where water is the limiting factor for crop production. AquaCrop was calibrated...

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