Climate change extension

Recent works that we’ve been doing since last few months.

Extension and Advisory Services for Climate Smart Agriculture- MANAGE Aug 2018

Extension and Advisory Services for Climate Smart Agriculture- MANAGE  Aug 2018 

This bulletin is aimed at imparting better understanding about recent developments in agricultural extension. It also intends to develop basic understanding about the role of extension in agricultural and allied sectors and start a dialogue on how to make extension efforts to contribute for better impact. The target audience for the bulletin are extensionists, extension managers and administrators, extension students, policy makers, and agricultural practitioners.

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Climate Change Adaptation in Fisheries and Aquaculture: Compilation of initial examples, FAO, 2014

Climate change impacts on aquatic and marine ecosystems and associated livelihoods are growing, and the purpose of this circular is to provide a brief overview of potential impacts and details of ongoing and completed adaptation activities. Descriptions for 26 current or recent activities and programmes focused specifically on or benefiting fisheries and/or aquaculture (and other sectors if relevant), primarily in developing countries, highlight the diversity of potential adaptation actions at the local to regional scales. This circular is intended to provide a starting point for planners, policy-makers and practitioners who are involved in sectors related to fisheries and aquaculture around the globe.

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Adaptation under the “New Normal” of Climate Change: The Future of Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services

Brent M. Simpson (Michigan State University) & C. Gaye Burpee (Catholic Relief Services) January 2014
This paper outlines the nature of the adaptation challenge, identifies past and present points of EAS engagement, and proposes future responses. Extension and advisory service (EAS) providers have an immensely important role to play in serving as a critical link between farmers and sources of new information and tools, and in aiding behavior change toward adapted practices among farming populations.

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Multilevel stakeholder influence mapping in climate change adaptation regimes Working Paper 46, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Programme, 2013

The extent to which any policy, planning, or funding frameworks aimed at supporting climate change adaptation contribute to improved adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers is strongly affected by the power/influence dynamics between actors within those regimes. This paper introduces the Multilevel Stakeholder Influence Mapping (MSIM) tool, which aims to assist analysts in the study of power dynamics across levels within climate adaptation regimes.

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State of Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation Policy in Nepal

Chase Sova and Abrar Chaudhury 2013, Working Paper 44, Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

This document presents an objective look at 16 adaptation initiatives, related to climate change, agriculture and governance institutions in Nepal. The paper highlights the enabling environment for addressing climate change in Nepal and raises concerns on the capacity of local government institutions to support local adaptation plans.This document presents an objective look at 16 adaptation initiatives, related to climate change, agriculture and governance institutions in Nepal. The paper highlights the enabling environment for addressing climate change in Nepal and raises concerns on the capacity of local government institutions to support local adaptation plans.

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Adaptation Learning Highways: Working with Communities to Adapt to Climate Change, ICIMOD, Nepal, 2013

While governments discuss how to respond to climate change, rural communities are compelled to act immediately to secure their livelihoods. At present, few structured processes exist for communities to talk to scientists and policy makers about climate change adaptation. Adaptation Learning Highways is a strategic process that fosters information and knowledge exchange between communities, scientist, and policy makers to inform the decision-making process and make it more inclusive.

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Where the Rain Falls : Climate change, food and livelihood security and migration

United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS),November, 2012

The central focus of this study was to explore the circumstances under which households in eight case study sites in Latin America, Africa, and Asia use migration as a risk management strategy when faced with rainfall variability and food and livelihood insecurity. In conducting the field research, three complementary methodologies were applied : Participatory Research Approaches (PRA), a household (HH) survey in the research communities, and interviews with various experts in the respective countries.

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Making the Most of resilience, Institute of Development Studies, February 2013

Resilience is not just about the ability to maintain or return to a previous state; it is about adapting and learning to live with changes and uncertainty. There are three types of capacity that are important in helping people do this: 
(i) absorptive capacity; 
(ii) adaptive capacity and 
(iii) transformative capacity

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Role of Policy & Institutions in Local Adaptation to Climate Change

Case studies on responses to too much and too little water in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, ICIMOD (2012)

Much of the current research and planning assumes that adaptation will occur largely through government led or -directed technical interventions. However, the findings of the field research demonstrate the extent to which local households and communities are adapting, and will continue to adapt, through actions that are independent of structured programmes and policy. These actions are sometimes referred to as ‘autonomous’, as opposed to planned, responses to climate change. The policy component of ICIMOD’s research is addressing how national policies and strategies can most effectively strengthen and build upon autonomous responses in order to increase local resilience to the water-related impacts of climate change.

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Climate Change : From Concepts to Action: A Guide for Development Practitioners Jacqueline Ashby and Douglas Pachico (2012)

This publication from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) reviews the evidence of climate change, introduces three strategies for dealing with climate change and provides concrete ways to help the rural poor adapt. This guide provides a structure and practical approach to developing better projects that include a climate change perspective—from analyzing the situation to proactively engaging with communities.

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