Small Grants Programme: Transformational development projects and water resources in drylands

This report explores the ways in which transformational infrastructure projects can affect water availability for different users in semi-arid and arid regions, with the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as a case study.

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Small Grants Programme: Trade offs for climate-resilient pastoral livelihoods in wildlife conservancies in the Mara Ecosystem, Kenya

This working paper explores how involvement in conservation and tourism may be enhancing, or restricting, climate-resilient livelihoods of pastoralists in East Africa. Its results aim to inform conservation and tourism investments to better serve as livelihood opportunities that enhance pastoral resilience.

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Small Grants Programme: Analysing the economic development impact of semi-arid lands, and mitigation through food-trade water resource decoupling

What is the relationship between semi-arid lands and national economic development, and the potential of food/agricultural trade to buffer semi-arid land vulnerability and mitigate water scarcity? Should investments be targeted directly at semi-arid lands, or should wider national institutional and capacity considerations be given more attention as a means of mitigating vulnerability?

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Small Grants Programme: Climate change impacts on crop productivity in global semi-arid areas and selected semi-arid economies

Agricultural production in semi-arid regions is often subject to climate-related uncertainty and shocks. This report aims to address key knowledge gaps about the sources of uncertainty and key sensitivities in crop production under climate change conditions in global semi-arid regions.

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