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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The urban-rural water interface: A preliminary study in Burkina Faso

Cities, with substantial residential populations, expect to receive priority access to water over communities in rural areas. In semi-arid regions – which face climate variability and increasing pressure on water resources, what are the practical steps that key policy and decision makers should take to ensure an allocation of water resources between urban and rural areas that helps improve lives and livelihoods in both cities and country? This report examines the issues in the context of Burkina Faso.

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Investissements et Répartition des Ressources en Eau au Burkina Faso – étude préliminaire sur l’arbitrage urbain-rural

Les villes ayant une concentration importante de populations s’attendent à bénéficier prioritairement des ressources en eau. Dans les régions semi-arides avec une variabilité climatique et une pression sur les ressources en eau croissante, quelles sont les actions que les décideurs et leurs conseillers doivent mettre en œuvre afin d’assurer une répartition des ressources en eau entre les villes et les campagnes contribuant à améliorer lavie quotidienne des populations tant dans les centres urbains que dans les zones rurales ? Ce rapport examine ces questions dans le contexte du Burkina Faso.

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Small Grants Programme: Perceptions of climate variability, current exposure of households to shocks and coping in semi-arid lands: a case study from the Central Plateau region in Burkina Faso

What are the potential obstacles for adaptation to climate change? This paper compares and contrasts household perceptions of climate change in rural Burkina Faso with the actual risks and shocks that households are exposed to. The report aims to provide a better understanding of the context in which these households live, and the constraints they are faced with.

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Burkina Faso: Country situation assessment

What is the scope, and magnitude, of the actual, and potential, damage that can be attributed to climate change in Burkina Faso? What are the adaptation efforts of the Burkinabe government and other stakeholders in response to this damage, and what are the results of adaptation actions on the current economic situation of the country?

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Climate risk management

This report contributes to the knowledge base for the management of climate risk to build economic resilience in semi-arid regions by analysing the main challenges to climate risk management in semi-arid zones, and identifying areas and sectors in which climate risk management represents a challenge in Africa and Asia. It also suggests new research directions, and recommends that policy makers and private sector actors should give greater consideration to the climate risk management dimension.

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Tajikistan: Country situation assessment

This report summarises the current situation of Tajikistan’s development in the face of climate change. It includes analysis of the development context, climate and development, and implications for adaptation.

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Таджикистан: Ситуационный анализ социально-экономического развития в условиях изменения климата

Настоящий отчет обобщает текущие тенденции социально-экономического развития в условиях изменения климата в Таджикистане и включает в себя главы, касающиеся аспектов развития, климатических рисков и воздействий, а также политику по адаптации.

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