Thumbnail Image

The role of information and communication technologies for community-based adaptation to climate change







Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Agricultural based Livelihood Systems in Drylands in the Context of Climate Change - Inventory of Adaptation Practices and Technologies of Ethiopia 2010
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Degradation of the natural resource base is one of the most serious problems in the dryland areas of Ethiopia. It is expected to be exacerbated due to climate change and variability, which will have profound impact on the livelihoods of rural communities. To address this, steps are being taken by national research systems to review its strategy and develop potential adaptation technologies and practices. These steps will focus on improving productivity and reducing risks of s mallholders and subsistence farmers, which account for the vast majority of the rural population of Ethiopia. The study presents an inventory of the current technologies and practices on agricultural-based livelihood (i.e. crops, livestock, and agroforestry and water management) that are developed and tested at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research national and regional research station. One of the major challenges is to further assess and screen these technologies and practices in the face of imminent climate change and variability-related risks, and to up-scale them at farm and community levels.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Collaborative change: a communication framework for climate change adaptation and food security 2010
    Also available in:

    Compelling issues such as climate change and food security require multidisciplinary approaches and multistakeholder action in the process of social learning for adaptive livelihoods. This entails an increasing demand for information, knowledge and participation that puts the need for planned communication activities at the centre of development initiatives. The paper provides a conceptual framework to participatory communication applied to climate change adaptation and food security. It demons trates the need to fully integrate Communication for Development (ComDev) in community-based adaptation approaches. Integration of ComDev can provide the most vulnerable groups a chance to generate their own coping strategies, thanks to an equitable access to knowledge and information, and enhanced local decision-making. This document was prepared within the context of the Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), an FAO programme supported by the Italian Ministry for the Envi ronment and Territory that promotes the use of communication methods and tools to meet today’s rural development challenges.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Climate Change Adaptation: The Pivotal Role of Water
    Policy Brief
    2010
    Also available in:
    No results found.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.