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Entries in agriculture and emergencies (22)

Wednesday
Sep042013

The Road to Resilience: Case Studies on Building Resilience in the Horn of Africa

The Road to Resilience: Case Studies on Building Resilience in the Horn of Africa   

How can relief and development programs promote resilience in regions that experience recurrent crises? The six case studies in this document describe some of the ways that CRS has responded to the following challenges in the Horn of Africa:

  • Drought-related climate change
  • Environmental degradation
  • Floods
  • Crop pests and diseases

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Friday
Aug232013

CRS et les moyens de subsistance agricoles

CRS et les moyens de subsistance agricoles   

Au cours des cinq prochaines années, CRS et ses partenaires vont ouvrir la « voie de la prospérité » à 2 millions de ménages ruraux, soit 12 millions de personnes. Nous les aiderons à se relever, à construire et à se développer pour créer des moyens de subsistance agricoles prospères et résilients.

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Monday
Jun172013

CRS and Agricultural Livelihoods

  

During the next five years, we and our partners will provide a "pathway to prosperity" for 2 million rural households, or 12 million people. We will help them Recover, Build and Grow to achieve prosperous and resilient agricultural livelihoods.

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Monday
May132013

Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement Program in Malawi

Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement Program in Malawi  

This brief describes how CRS' Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) program is helping reduce food insecurity in almost 215,000 chronically food insecure households in Southern Malawi. WALA is a 5-year integrated food security program funded by USAID's Food for Peace and managed by a consortium of nine NGOs, led by CRS.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation   

Toward Resilience is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations that are working with people whose lives and rights are threatened by disasters and climate change. The guide provides

  • essential introductory information,
  • principles of effective practice,
  • guidelines for action in a range of sectors and settings,
  • case studies and
  • links to tools and resources.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

Vers la résilience : Un guide pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes et l’adaptation au changement climatique

Vers la resilience : Un guide pour la reduction des risques de catastrophes et ladaptation au changement climatique   

Vers la résilience : Un guide pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes et l'adaptation au changement climatique est un document d’introduction destiné au personnel des organisations humanitaires et de développement, travaillant avec les populations dont la vie et les droits sont menacés par les catastrophes et le changement climatique.

Le guide fournit des informations préliminaires essentielles, des principes de pratique efficace, des directives pour l’action dans un large éventail de secteurs et de contextes, des études de cas et des liens vers des outils et des ressources utiles pour l’application d’une approche de la réduction des risques de catastrophe et de l’adaptation au changement climatique intégrée et fondée sur le droit.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guía para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guia para la reduccion del riesgo de desastres y adaptacion al Cambio Climatico   

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guía para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático es un recurso de carácter introductorio destinado al personal de organizaciones de desarrollo y ayuda humanitaria que trabaja con personas cuyas vidas y derechos se ven amenazados por los desastres y el cambio climático.

La guía contiene información introductoria, principios de prácticas efectivas, directrices para la acción en una serie de sectores y entornos, estudios de caso y enlaces de internet hacia herramientas y recursos útiles para la aplicación de un enfoque integrado basado en derechos para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y la adaptación al cambio climático.

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Monday
Feb042013

Climate Change: From Concepts to Action; A Guide for Development Practitioners

Climate Change: From Concepts to Action   

Climate change poses threats and opportunities to the rural poor. This guide

  • reviews the evidence of climate change,
  • introduces three strategies for dealing with climate change and
  • provides concrete ways to help the rural poor adapt.

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Thursday
Jan102013

Farmer Field Schools

Farmer Field Schools   

Farmers in El Salvador are adapting to climate change by adopting new livelihood strategies. Farmer Field Schools in eight communities have helped farmers select appropriate seed varieties, stock a community seed bank, micro-irrigate their crops and improve an early warning system.

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Thursday
Jan102013

Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change   

In Honduras, Catholic Relief Services helped communities adapt to climate change by teaching them about drought-resistant crops, installing meteorological stations and assisting with an early warning system.

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Tuesday
Jun122012

Impacts of Food Vouchers on Local Markets: Reflections From CRS' Experience in Niger

Food vouchers, as well as Local and Regional Procurement programs, are assuming greater importance as alternatives to traditional food aid. CRS commissioned a study to analyze the effects of food vouchers and procurement programs in Project ADVANCE, which CRS implemented in Niger between August and October 2010.

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Friday
Jun012012

Maximizing the Value of “Cash for Work”: Lessons from a Niger land recuperation project, CRS EARLI

This report describes the 20 best practices distilled from a recent Real Time Evaluation of EARLI, a cash for work program implemented by CRS in Niger.

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Thursday
May312012

Maximiser les bénéfices de l’approche “travail contre rémunération” : Les leçons du projet EARLI de restauration des terres au Niger

Les 20 bonnes pratiques qui suivent sont tirées d’une récente évaluation en temps réel (ETR) d’un projet d’urgence mis en œuvre par CRS, financé par USAID/OFDA, qui utilise le travail contre rémunération (“cash for work”) pour répondre à l’insécurité alimentaire dans les départements de Ouallam et Tillabéry, au Niger.

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Tuesday
Jan172012

Targeted Seed Aid and Seed-System Interventions 

Strengthening Small-Farmer Seed Systems in East and Central Africa

This document presents the initial reflections of a working group on “Targeted Seed Aid and Seed-System Interventions: Strengthening Small Farmer Seed Systems in East and Central Africa", held in Uganda in 2001. Individuals from 11 institutions joined together to compare and contrast practical experiences on supporting farmers’ seed systems, particularly in times of severe stress. The workshop and report were funded by USAID. CRS contributed one chapter.

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Friday
Jan142011

Helping Pakistani farmers recover from floods: The CRS response

The recent flooding in Pakistan has been a disaster for farmers. Many families lost their crops as well as their homes, seed stores, stables and livestock. Farmers throughout the flood-affected areas need to plant wheat during the October/November planting season, but where and how will they get the seed? This technical note explains how CRS is helping Pakistani farmers access seed.

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