The IFAD adaptive approach to participatory mapping: Design and delivery of participatory mapping projects

This document reports on an adaptive approach to designing and implementing participatory mapping initiatives within IFAD-supported projects. The adaptiveapproach was developed under the project Development of Decision Tools for Participatory Mapping in Specific Livelihoods Systems (Pastoralists, Indigenous Peoples, Forest Dwellers).

Challenges and opportunities for agricultural water management in West and Central Africa: lessons from IFAD experience

The West and Central Africa region has a wealth of renewable water resources, but relatively few are being used, with countries in the region only withdrawing between 1 and 14 per cent of available resources and only around 3.5 per cent of cultivated land under some form of water management. This paradox offers a great opportunity.

The Potential for Scale and Sustainability in Weather Index Insurance for Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are working together to increase the access of low-income farmers to weather index-based insurance and other risk-management tools through the IFAD-WFP Weather Risk Management Facility (WRMF).

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

The following 20 good practices were distilled from a recent Real Time Evaluation of EARLI, a cash for work program implemented by Catholic Relief Services in Niger. EARLI is a USAID/OFDA-funded food security and land recuperation project in which vulnerable households in Tillabéry and Ouallam are paid to dig half-moons that reduce erosion, regenerate natural vegetation and recuperate degraded land. The project is a response to the complex emergency in the Sahel that was triggered by shortages in the 2011 harvest, but caused by a much longer-term cycle of perpetual crises and shocks.

AAP Knowledge Management Needs Survey Report

The Africa Adaptation Programme’s knowledge management component proudly launched in Maputo, Mozambique, its Knowledge Management Needs Survey Report. The report was launched on May 8th, during the Regional Workshop on the Capitalization of Experience on Climate Change Adaptation.

The report is a broad, research-driven assessment of what the knowledge needs are of AAP countries. It has been produced in order to help these countries capture, share and capitalize on the wealth of climate- and development-related knowledge available.

Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report

This report highlights the key findings of the IPCC's Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change (SREX) Adaptation from a Latin American and Caribbean perspective.

It includes an assessment of the science and the implications of this for society and sustainable development. A version of the report is also available in Spanish.