Climate Change and Water: An Annex to the Climate-Resilient Development Framework

Adequate, safe, and reliable freshwater is an essential foundation for society and development. This annex serves as a sector-specific elaboration of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID, 2014b) climate-resilient development framework. The purpose of this water sector annex is to help development practitioners integrate climate concerns into strategies, programs, and projects for the water sector.Water managers have a long history of planning for trends such as future population growth, land use changes, and climate variability such as floods and droughts.

Climate-Resilient Development: A Framework For Understanding And Addressing Climate Change

This climate-resilient development framework facilitates the systematic inclusion of climate considerations in development decision-making.  The framework's objective is to support the development process by assisting development practitioners in identifying, evaluating, selecting, implementing, and adjusting actions to reduce climate vulnerabilities and improve development outcomes.  The framework is designed to promote actions that ensure progress toward development goals by including climate stressors, both climate variability and climate change.  It focuses on how climate can be incorpo

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).