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

This journal article examines some of the livelihood trade-offs pastoralists in Kenya must make when participating in conservancies, and the mechanisms through which they manage their livestock herds to cope with shrinking ranges.

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Mapping the cotton value chain in Pakistan: a preliminary assessment for climate vulnerabilities and pathways to adaptation

This research into the implications of climate change for the cotton sector in Pakistan focuses on understanding the stakeholders who operate within the cotton sector, the policy environment in which they function, and the process of textile manufacturing and export, in order to identify opportunities for economic transformation and diversification in the sector.

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Etat des lieux des liens entre migration, transferts et résilience au changement climatique au Sénégal

This French-language paper aims to address the links between migration and population resilience dynamics in semi-arid regions of Senegal. It also focuses on the issue of migrant remittances, and their impact on the dynamics of resilience in semi-arid regions of the country.

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Enabling private sector adaptation in developing countries and their semi-arid regions – case studies of Senegal and Kenya

This working paper addresses the gap in the adaptation literature by reviewing the key factors required to provide an enabling environment for the private sector, with a focus on adaptation by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the semi-arid lands of Kenya and Senegal.

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Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID): Identification of adaptation options in key sectors

The VC-ARID approach to value chain analysis is innovative in that it considers the specific characteristics of semi-arid systems. This synthesis report focuses on the first of the three steps within the methodology – that of Mapping the value chain. The results and recommendations for Step 2 – Assessing climate risks at each level of the value chain, and Step 3 – Identifying options for adaptation and private sector investment for climate-resilient value chain transformation – will follow in subsequent reports.

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Pathways for irrigation development: policies and irrigation performance in Tanzania

This report presents the results of a study that looks at the policies and politics that have shaped irrigation practice and performance in Tanzania 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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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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