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Pathways for irrigation development: policies and irrigation performance in Zimbabwe

This report presents the results of a study that looks at the policies and politics that have shaped irrigation practice and performance in Zimbabwe over the past 40–50 years. The findings are aimed at policy-makers with a role in irrigation development in developing countries, and researchers focusing on irrigation performance and innovation.

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Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan and Bangladesh

Pakistan and Bangladesh are among the countries most vulnerable to livelihood risks arising from frequent exposure to large-scale natural disasters. This working paper studies household responses to floods and storms in terms of short-term changes to their dependence on agriculture.

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Tourisme balnéaire et durabilite au Sénégal: Quelles stratégies pour une résilience du secteur face aux effets du changement climatique?

This report presents the results of a diagnosis of the various strategies implemented to improve the resilience of Senegal’s coastal tourism sector to the adverse effects of climate change.

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Small Grants Programme: Misfortunes never come singly: structural change, multiple shocks and child malnutrition in rural Senegal

This working paper and policy brief consider the two most pronounced shocks Senegalese subsistence farmers struggle with – namely, increasing purchase prices and droughts. The report and brief assess the impact of these shocks on child health with a multi-shock approach to account for concomitance of various adverse events.

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Rice Farming

Climate change perception and system of rice intensification (SRI) impact on dispersion and downside risk: a moment approximation approach

This working paper assesses the consequential risk impacts of the recent system of rice intensification (SRI) implemented in the Morogoro region of Tanzania, one of the largest semi-arid regions, using household and farm plot level data extended to incorporate farmers’ perceptions of climate change.

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Small Grants Programme: Deconstructing a pastoralists’ network to evaluate climate adaptation in the sector: A case study of Narok, Kenya

This working paper introduces a four-pillar pastoralism adaptation strategy for enhanced sector productivity. Using data from Narok County in Kenya, this paper explains how pastoralists’ social network is configured to transmit adaptation knowledge and the challenges associated with pastoral resource governance.

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Resilience, equity and growth in semi-arid economies: a research agenda

What do we mean by ‘equitable, climate-resilient economic growth’ in semi-arid lands (SALs)? Are fast growth, fair growth and resilient growth compatible objectives, or are trade-offs between them inevitable? This working paper sets out the rationale for PRISE’s focus on pathways for investment and development that have the potential to unlock rapid economic growth, reduce poverty and build climate resilience in SALs.

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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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