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Index insurance and climate risk management: addressing social equity
Fair distribution of benefits from index insurance matters. Lack of attention to social equity can reinforce inequalities and undermine the potential index insurance holds as a tool for climate risk management that is also ...
Crops that feed the world 6. Past successes and future challenges to the role played by maize in global food security
(Springer Verlag, 2011)
Maize is one of the most important food crops in the world and, together with rice and wheat, provides at least 30% of the food calories to more than 4.5 billion people in 94 developing countries. In parts of Africa and ...
Beyond climate-smart agriculture: toward safe operating spaces for global food systems
(BioMed Central, 2013)
Agriculture is considered to be "climate-smart" when it contributes to increasing food security, adaptation and mitigation in a sustainable way. This new concept now dominates current discussions in agricultural development ...
Tortillas on the roaster (ToR): central America maize-beans systems and the changing climate
(CIMMYT; CRS; CIAT, 2012)
In order to be able to adapt to climate change, maize and bean producing smallholders in Central America have to know which type of changes and to which extent and ranges these changes will occur. Adaptation is only possible ...
Food security and agriculture in the Western Highlands of Guatemala
Food security is a major challenge in Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in the world. Food insecurity is concentrated in the Western Highlands of Guatemala (WHG) where indigenous communities have been the main victims ...