All pages with keywords: Semi-arid lands

From individual fuzzy cognitive maps to agent based models: modelling multi-factorial and multi-stakeholder decision-making for water scarcity

From individual fuzzy cognitive maps to agent based models: modelling multi-factorial and multi-stakeholder decision-making for water scarcity

a working paper by Sara Mehryar, Richard Sliuzas, Nina Schwarz, Ali Sharifi, Martin van Maarseveen 27 August, 2019

The authors of this paper develop an integrated modelling methodology combining an Agent-Based Model with Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping and use it to simulate impacts of policy options addressing the problems of water scarcity for a farming community in Rafsanjan, Iran. read more »


Successful adaptation to climate change needs new blends of research approaches

Successful adaptation to climate change needs new blends of research approaches

a commentary by Declan Conway, Patrick Curran 17 June, 2019

Declan Conway and Patrick Curran use recent findings from research into different risk assessment approaches and adaptation planning in climate change ‘hotspots’ in Africa and Asia to show the value of hybrid methods for creating more sustainable adaptation strategies. read more »


Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

a working paper by Joanes Atela, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Florence Crick 16 October, 2018

This research suggests that female-led MSMEs in Narok, Kenya, may face both additional exposure to climate risk compared with men, and additional barriers to adapting to that risk. read more »


Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in semiarid Areas: a case study from Kenya

Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in semiarid Areas: a case study from Kenya

a book by Joanes Atela, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Florence Crick 23 July, 2018

Chapter published in the Handbook of Climate Change Resilience This chapter contributes to the literature on private sector adaptation by empirically exploring how female-led micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSMEs) … read more »


Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

This is the French translation of the PRISE [PRESA] policy brief ‘Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries’, published in June 2018. read more »


Pursue twin goals of adaptation and development in semi-arid regions

Pursue twin goals of adaptation and development in semi-arid regions

a commentary by Florence Crick, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Estelle Rouhaud 18 June, 2018

Policymakers must pursue both climate adaptation and development if they are to support the poorest in semi-arid regions say Florence Crick, Kate Gannon an Estelle Rouhaud. read more »


Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries

National governments, with development partners, have an important role to play in supporting adaptation and climate-resilient development among private actors – households, producers and small businesses – in the semi-arid lands of developing countries, argues this brief, a final output from the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) project. read more »


Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

This briefing note submits learning to the Talanoa Dialogue process from PRISE on supporting private adaptation to climate change by households and businesses in semi-arid lands. read more »


How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

a working paper by Florence Crick, Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Mamadou Diop 9 November, 2017

This paper investigates the extent to which, and how, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in poor countries are adapting to climate risks, finding that the ability of firms to respond depends on factors that can be shaped through policy intervention. read more »


Private Sector Adaptation Strategies: How SMEs start to respond to Senegal’s semi-arid zones (In French)

a policy publication by Mamadou Diop, Birame Diouf, Babacar Diouf, Florence Crick, Kate Elizabeth Gannon 31 July, 2017

Although research on climate change adaptation has been conducted on households and communities, particularly in Senegal’s semi-arid lands (SALs), very little attention has been paid to the local private sector, … read more »