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February 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
This paper Value Chain Upgrading for Competitiveness and Sustainability: A Comparative Study of Tea Value Chains in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Nepal conducts a comparative analysis of the export tea value chains in Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Nepal with a focus on how policy influences chain upgrading and the implications this has for trade patterns, competitiveness and sustainable development.
January 2018
Nordic Council of Ministers, Arbejdsgruppen for Holdbar Konsumtion og Produktion (HKP)
The report Nordic Best Practices presents fifteen initiatives on the themes of Sustainable Buildings and Construction and Sustainable Food Systems. They are presented in a manner designed to facilitate a comparison of their respective strengths, key results, and novelty as well as to draw lessons learned of each particular case.
December 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The paper Reforming Agricultural Subsidies to Support Biodiversity in Switzerland analyses the reform of Switzerland’s agricultural policy framework, which reoriented subsidies to better target policy objectives, including for biodiversity.
July 2017
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The country case study Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag) Programme - Kenya Case Study 2017 is one in a series that describes the steps taken to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), with a particular emphasis on adaptation in agriculture (incl. forestry, livestock and fisheries).
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The Eco-Agricultural Business for the Adaptation to Changes in Climate (B-ADAPT) project sought to enhance and diversify income and food security among vulnerable populations of southern Cameroon.
April 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Forest cover in sub-Saharan Africa declined by nearly 10 per cent between 2000 and 2010. Of this loss, 75 per cent was caused by the conversion of forest to agriculture, largely for food production to serve rapidly growing domestic food demand.

April 2017
Prairie Climate Centre

In recent decades, Alberta has experienced significant changes in its climate as well as its economy, population and environment.

March 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Agriculture is an important engine for economic growth in Africa, but effective agricultural strategies to support rural development and poverty alleviation are scarce.

February 2017
Center for Development Research (ZEF)

In this study the Total Economic Value (TEV) framework was applied.

January 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

In Ghana 70 per cent of the population are smallholder farmers who depend on the land for their basic needs. Growing competition for this resource is having significant impacts on rural livelihoods and land governance.

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