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000013658 037__ $$a4748
000013658 041__ $$aEnglish
000013658 245__ $$aImplications of climate change for sustainable agricultural production systems: Getting communication strategies right - Executive summary
000013658 260__ $$c2008
000013658 260__ $$bCTA Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso 26-31 October 2008: http://ctaseminar2008.cta.int/results.html
000013658 490__ $$aExecutive summary
000013658 507__ $$aMFOLL
000013658 520__ $$aIn October 2008 CTA organized an international seminar on the implications of climate change for sustainable agricultural production systems in ACP countries. It brought together about 200 participants from the ACP region, EU national institutions and regional and international organizations. The CTA Seminar identified ways of improving access to climate change information in ACP countries.<br />
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Outputs of the  seminar included:
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    <li>Experiences and knowledge of climate  change management mechanisms shared;</li>
    <li>New strategies for lessening the harmful impact of climate change on the crop and stock farming communities of ACP countries identified;</li>
    <li>Recommendations on  appropriate strategies for information and  communication management made;</li>
    <li>Decision makers awareness of the harmful  effects of climate change on agricultural  production systems increased;</li>
    <li>Proposals made for the regional action groups  established to monitor and implement  recommendations;</li>
    <li>Direct contact  established between the stakeholders.</li>
The seminar focused on how climate change affects interactions between the main ACP agricultural production systems and the cross-cutting issues that threaten agricultural sustainability and rural development. The agricultural production systems most commonly found in ACP countries are cropping systems (rice, sugar cane, cotton, etc.); mixed agriculture-livestock production systems; pastoral systems and the livelihood systems of coastal communities. The processes that threaten their sustainability have been identified as land degradation; the demand for renewable energy (biofuels), reduced primary production; water management problems; migration; unstable markets, the erosion of biodiversity, declining ecosystem services and an overall increase in vulnerability and risk.
000013658 653__ $$aagriculture
000013658 653__ $$aclimate change
000013658 653__ $$acommunications
000013658 653__ $$acommunity
000013658 653__ $$afarming
000013658 653__ $$aknowledge
000013658 653__ $$amanagement
000013658 653__ $$aorganisations
000013658 653__ $$astrategy
000013658 653__ $$asustainable
000013658 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000013658 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000013658 650__ $$aFarming systems
000013658 650__ $$aClimate change
000013658 650__ $$aKnowledge management
000013658 650__ $$aICT for development/DSS
000013658 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000013658 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000013658 691__ $$aFarming systems
000013658 691__ $$aClimate change
000013658 691__ $$aKnowledge management
000013658 691__ $$aICT for development/DSS
000013658 773__ $$p
000013658 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/13658/files/4748.pdf
000013658 980__ $$aINFOM