Publications | ELLA
5
Sep
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Climate Change in Central and South America: Recent Trends, Future Projections, and Impacts on Regional Agriculture

This new and extensive study from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) models future climate projections up to year 2100 and takes a close look at how Central and South America's most commonly grown crops will be affected by rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall.

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28
Apr
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

ELLA Guide and Briefs on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid Regions now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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9
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 1: Key Issues and Responses in Developing Countries

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve upon current climate change adaptation in semi-arid and arid regions.

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9
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 2: Strengthening Adaptive Capacity

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve upon current climate change adaptation in semi-arid and arid regions.

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9
Apr
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 3: Long-term Considerations

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve long-term considerations of climate change adaptation in arid and semi-arid lands in developing regions.

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20
Jun
2013
REVIEW

ELLA Expert Review: Improving Small Farmer Adaptive Capacity in Semi-arid Regions

Here Dr. Antonio Oviedo, PhD, Programme Officer of the Amazon Programme at WWF-Brazil, offers his perspective on the ELLA knowledge materials on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid Regions.

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16
Apr
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Building Resilience to Climate Change Through Indigenous Knowledge – The Case of Bolivia

Indigenous knowledge plays an important role in the way communities interact with their climate in many countries, particularly in Bolivia. It contributes to weather forecasting at the community level, and to the preservation of vital ecosystem functions that help to buffer communities against climate change impacts.

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18
May
2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Promoting Climate Change Adaptation Policies – a Pilot Approach from Semi-arid Northeast Brazil

CDKN's Action Lab Innovation Fund is supporting the project "Promoting climate change adaptation policies through the integration of multi-stakeholder dialogues and research-led initiatives – a pilot approach from the semi-arid region of northeast Brazil."

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6
Feb
2012
BRIEFS

Brazil’s Public Policy Package for Successful Farmer Adaptation

Brazil’s policy package – using market mechanisms and no-regrets policies that address the diversity of farmers’ needs – offers an interesting policy model for addressing climate change adaptation in semi-arid regions.

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6
Jan
2012
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Arguments: Adaptation in Semi-Arid Regions

Community-based adaptation (CBA) in Latin America is a large field, with many complimentary issues, such as agroforestry, water management, meteorological forecasting, and even the link between CBA and development itself. Each entry below highlights one of these CBA arguments, then describes some of the key publications related to the issue and how they contribute to the Latin American debate.

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6
Dec
2011
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Adaptation in Semi-Arid Regions

Community-based responses to climate change build the capacity of populations to adapt in the face of increasing climate variability. This selection highlights some key publications related to Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) in Latin America. The first publications offer practical tools and resources for putting CBA into practice, and the second set focuses on Latin American case studies.

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15
Nov
2011
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS

Spotlight on Organisations: Adaptation in Semi-Arid Regions

This selection describes key Brazilian and international organisations working on community-based adaptation (CBA) in semi-arid areas, focusing on the resources they offer to South Asian and Sub-Saharan African development actors.

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14
Nov
2011
BRIEFS

An Integrated Approach to Improving Adaptive Capacity: The Adapta Sertão Experience

Through Adapta Sertão, small farmers in one of Brazil's semi-arid regions were helped to increase their yields, find markets to sell their crops and access micro-credit to buy productive technology – making them more resilient in the face of a fast-changing climate.

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14
Nov
2011
GUIDE

Improving Small Farmers' Adaptive Capacity in Semi-arid Regions

Brazilian Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) strategies work to improve farmers' quality of life, earning power and overall resiliency to adapt as conditions worsen due to climate change. Brazil's creative and successful approach benefits the 23 million people living in its semi-arid region.

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14
Nov
2011
BRIEFS

Water and Climate Change: Improving Access and Management in Semi-Arid Brazil

Climate change is worsening the water scarcity dry areas already face. Through the combined action of civil society and government, Brazil has managed to both improve water supply and put water to its most productive use.

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