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Theme: Drought

The impact of drought in Gulbarga Region, Karnataka, India

April 2017

The impact of drought in Latur Region Maharashtra

April 2017

A documentary on drought in Namibia by ASSAR

January 2017

 

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  • ASSAR at the African Drought Conference

    From the 15th-19th of August ASSAR team members participated in the first African Drought Conference held in Namibia, Windhoek.

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  • What Africa’s drought responses teach us about climate change hotspots

    The world may still argue about whether or not climate change is for real. But in vast expanses of arid southern Africa, the daily struggle to cope with a changed climate is well under way. may still argue about whether or not climate change is for real. 

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  • Dealing with the strain of drought in Botswana

    In rural areas of Botswana changing agriculture practises caused by drought has led to issues of food security that has ultimately affected nutrition.

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  • Why are the cattle dying?

    Roger Few questions whether livestock deaths should be seen as an inevitable consequence of the current drought.

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  • When drought hits hard: a photo essay from Ethiopia

    In her photo essay, Jennifer Leavy describes the far-reaching impacts that the drought in Ethiopia is having on livestock farmers.
     
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  • Discussing drought in northern Namibia

    The Omusati Region Drought Resilience Consultative Meeting took place on 16 September 2016 at ASSAR’s research site in northern Namibia. The event followed the African Drought Conference which was held from 15 to 19 August 2016 in Windhoek.

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  • The Namibian: Africa's drought responses teach us about climate change hot spots

    In this new article featured in The Namibian, Gina Ziervogel (UCT) and Margaret Angula (UNAM) - researchers in ASSAR's Southern Africa team - examine how lessons learnt in Africa on a small scale could prove vital in how we deal with a changed climate.

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  • Drought, Resilience and Antifragility in Kolar and Mandya

    In his new article for The Wire, Arjun Srinivas - a researcher in ASSAR's India team - explains that the challenge for policymakers is to establish a robust policy architecture that is flexible, forward-thinking and enables farmers to adapt to disruptions.

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  • Governance of Climate Risk in Namibia Part 1(of 2): Managing floods and droughts

    Facilitating a two-day Vulnerability and Risk Assessment workshop in Outapi, in Namibia’s Omusati region, was an excellent way to become familiar with the hazards and issues affecting the north-central part of the country.

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  • Governance of Climate Risk in northern Namibia Part 2 (of 2): The complexity of working across scales to manage disaster risk

    Facilitating a two-day Vulnerability and Risk Assessment workshop in Outapi, in Namibia’s Omusati region, was an excellent way to become familiar with the hazards and issues affecting the north-central part of the country.

    Read the full article here

     

     


     

  • What Africa’s drought responses teach us about climate change hotspots

    The world may still argue about whether or not climate change is for real. But in vast expanses of arid southern Africa, the daily struggle to cope with a changed climate is well under way.

    Read the full article here

     

     


     

  • Pastoralism under pressure in the drylands of East Africa

    Over the next 50 years the semi-arid regions of East Africa are expected to become hotter with more wet extremes. Changes – including increased frequency and intensity of droughts and floods – are predicted to negatively impact food security, economic growth, infrastructure, human health, and wildlife and ecosystems.

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  • How climate change is affecting people’s wellbeing in India

    Rural India is reeling under acute distress owing to droughts. These resource-poor and mostly rain-fed regions of the country also have high levels of poverty, small farm sizes and low agricultural productivity.

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