Indigenous Knowledge

Rural and indigenous communities have been experiencing the negative effects of climate change which threaten their resource base and livelihoods. This section enables access to a range of resources that focus on indigenous knowledge and also document local efforts to cope with and adapt to these effects.

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This is an open access policy information portal has been established to provide comprehensive and detailed information country-by-country on food policy...
01-03-2013
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This is a report on a workshop that was aimed at identifying capacity constraints in African research networks limiting their effectiveness in both research...
01-03-2013
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Funding Opportunity for Collaborative Research on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa and Asia: Call for Concept Notes
08-04-2013
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Possibilité de financement de la recherche concertée sur l’adaptation aux changements climatiques en Afrique et Asie : appel à notes conceptuelles
08-04-2013
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New agricultural development pathways are required to meet climate change adaptation and mitigation needs in the food systems of low-income countries....
01-08-2013
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Water related issues
There are few continents where the management of water resources is as closely related with the wellbeing of its people as in Africa. The relevance of water...
04-10-2012
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The results showed that indigenous knowledge of climate needs to be considered during agricultural development planning and scientists need to investigate...
02-10-2012
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The paper addresses an important and often overlooked cultural aspect of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
02-10-2012
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This case-study discusses possible ways to overcome the situation of physical isolation and the multiple market failures that pervade Andean villages. It...
24-08-2012
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Natural resources are especially in Africa essential for maintaining or improving peoples livelihood. Despite the availability of many tools, expertise, local...
03-08-2012
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Natural resources are especially in Africa essential for maintaining or improving peoples livelihood. Despite the availability of many tools, expertise, local...
03-08-2012
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The objective of the SECCAP project is to enhance the capacity of policy analysts and scientists in the fields of agriculture, climate and socio-economics to...
27-07-2012
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The Women Accessing Realigned Markets (WARM) Project sought to strengthen the ability of women farmers to advocate for appropriate agricultural policies and...
26-07-2012
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Cassava generally thrives in challenging environments, particularly under hot, dry conditions, and that's why it has become such an important component of food...
26-07-2012
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Platform for exchange and development of recommendations on sustainable use of bioenergy in Africa (EC-Project website).
12-06-2012
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This pilot programme, which covers 10 countries globally – including Morocco, Niger and Namibia in Africa, is designed to implement community-based projects...
12-06-2012
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AfricaAdapt is an independent knowledge sharing network promoting the flow and use of information between stakeholder groups in Africa.
11-06-2012
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The African Development Bank Group is a development bank established in 1964 with the intention of promoting economic and social development in Africa. AfDB...
06-04-2013
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Papyrus is a highly productive freshwater macrophyte that is widely utilized throughout tropical Africa. However, increased human population and poverty, has...
11-06-2012
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Adaptation strategies by livelihood diversification in the face of the most recent of recurrent droughts in the Sahel
04-06-2012
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For the first time in history, an opportunity exists to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, and set the world on a path to zero...
04-12-2014
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There are several climate funds already in operation before the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This paper draws on the analysis of climate...
24-11-2014
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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) contains contributions from three Working Groups. Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate...
20-11-2014
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The objective of this project funded by the Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) is to increase the knowledge and understanding of...
20-09-2014
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08-09-2014
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Adaptation Coalitions are groups of individuals/ organizations that form alliances around climate change issues in order to achieve shared desired futures that...
27-10-2014
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The conference is a networking event to facilitate knowledge exchange across different climate change research projects, networking initiatives and the African...
12-08-2014
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Identifying, respecting, and advancing rights associated with forest resources can help ensure effective, efficient, and equitable implementation of efforts to...
04-08-2014
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Vegetation degradation, especially the disappearance of woody vegetation and a diminished grass cover, has aroused the concern of the Maasai community (semi-...
31-07-2014
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Object of study is the insight of traditional herbalists in the landscape-ecological factors wich control the growth of the plants they use for healing their...
31-07-2014
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