As both the current and future impacts of climate change are coming into focus, policymakers, communities, households, and individuals around the world are taking steps to prepare for and respond to these challenges proactively. While greater awareness now exists of the types of challenges climate change engenders, many decisionmakers still lack context-specific information on climate […]
The 2017 ReSAKSS Annual Conference will take place in Maputo, Mozambique on October 25-27, 2017.
The theme of this year's conference is:
“A THRIVING AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: Meeting Malabo Declaration Goals through Climate-Smart Agriculture”.
Agriculture is extremely important to Cambodia, representing at least one-third of the nation’s gross domestic product and providing employment to around 60 percent of the labor force. It is perhaps the most sensitive sector to changes in climate, with higher temperatures stressing plants, livestock, and workers, and rainfall variation through droughts and floods leading to crop losses and food insecurity. While it is important to consider the impact of climate change on agricultural production, it is also important to consider other cross-cutting issues to achieve the goals of Feed the Future and the Global Food Security Strategy—especially gender and nutrition. This policy note summarizes assessments of these linkages in Cambodia under the Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN).
By Timothy Thomas The most recent National Climate Assessment found that temperatures across the United States have already risen by more than 1 degree on average due to climate change. So, if we’re already feeling the effects of climate change, why do so many Americans remain skeptical of it? Part of the reason may be that while […]
Climate change, coupled with high levels of poverty and population density, is a substantial threat to sustainable development in Bangladesh. Climate-related threats, such as flooding, inundation, salt-water intrusion, and changes in temperatures are increasing with climate change. Achieving the goals of Feed the Future and the Global Food Security Strategy requires careful consideration of the impact of relevant climate science on agricultural production, while at the same time considering other cross-cutting issues that influence agricultural growth, poverty alleviation, and resilience—especially gender and nutrition. This policy note summarizes assessments of these linkages in Bangladesh under GCAN.