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Entries in agriculture for the environment (21)

Friday
Aug282015

Preparing Smallholder Farm Families to Adapt to Climate Change

  

This set of pocket guides is a resource for field agents working in agricultural extension. The concepts, information and practices in these guides support CRS' work with farm families and help reduce their risks from weather changes.

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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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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.

Download a free PDF in English (1.6 MB)
Download a free PDF in French (4.4 MB)
Download a free PDF in Spanish (3.8 MB)
Purchase a copy from Practical Action Publishing in English, French or Spanish

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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.

Download a free PDF in English (1.6 MB)
Download a free PDF in French (4.4 MB)
Download a free PDF in Spanish (3.8 MB)
Purchase a copy from Practical Action Publishing in English, French or Spanish

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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.

Download a free PDF in English (1.6 MB)
Download a free PDF in French (4.4 MB)
Download a free PDF in Spanish (3.8 MB)
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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
Oct092012

Tortillas on the Roaster Summary Report: Central American Maize-Bean Systems and the Changing Climate

  

Higher temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns could transform the agricultural landscape of Central America, threatening the livelihoods of one million maize and bean farmers. This report exposes the risks of climate change to these two most-important food crops in Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Download the summary in English (29 pages, PDF, 957 KB)
Download the full report in English (123 pages, PDF, 3.6 MB)
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Resumen del reporte Tortillas en el comal (33 pages, PDF, 918 KB)
Communicado de prensa

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Tuesday
Oct092012

Resumen del estudio Tortillas en el comal

  

Temperaturas superiores y cambios en los patrones de precipitación podrían transformar el paisaje agrícola de América Central, amenazando de esta manera los medios de vida de un millón de agricultores de maíz y frijol, de acuerdo con un informe publicado hoy y en el que, por primera vez, se fija en el impacto del cambio climático a escala local.

Download the summary in English (29 pages, PDF, 957 KB)
Download the full report in English (123 pages, PDF, 3.6 MB)
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Download the summary in Spanish (33 pages, PDF, 918 KB)
Download the press release in Spanish

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Tuesday
Jul242012

Program FASO

In Burkina Faso, poor soil conditions, climate change and inappropriate agricultural and health practices have increased the occurrence of drought and flooding. Program FASO offers an innovative approach to building sustainable household resilience through integrated health, agriculture and capacity strengthening.

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Thursday
Jun282012

Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Information and Communication Technologies for Development   

This paper provides a snapshot of agriculture solutions that are emerging through information and communication technologies. It describes how these solutions are beginning to be used to fight hunger, reduce poverty, advance education, protect the environment and improve health.

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Friday
Jan272012

How the CRS-Led ACORDAR Project in Nicaragua Is Helping Small-Scale Farmers Become Major Players

The CRS-led Alliance to Create Rural Development Opportunities through Agroenterprise Relationships (ACORDAR) assists 7,000 smallholder farmers by helping them produce and sell demand-driven goods. The agency has also helped farmers organize enterprises that maintain multiple off-farm relationships with financial service providers, buyers, local governments and added-value certification bodies.

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Friday
Jan142011

Strategies for Sustainable Coffee

Coffee production is important to both the economies and ecologies of the regions in which it is produced. This poster looks at how CRS is providing support for coffee-based livelihoods to promote sustainable coffee production.

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