USAID’s “Adapting to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Development Planning
” seeks to help USAID country missions and partners increase their projects’ resiliency to global climate change, though it neglects to mention the links between climate change and population
The North-South Institute’s Canadian Development Report 2008—Fragile States or Failing Development?
(free registration required) assesses reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan; Canada’s contributions to gender equality in Afghanistan and Haiti; and the destabilizing effects development aid and intervention can have in fragile Latin American states.
Three policy papers by the Committee for International Cooperation in National Research on Demography (CICRED)—“Path to Development or Road to Nowhere: Poverty, Migration and Environment,” “Rural populations and agrarian transformations in the global South,” and “Urban Population, Development and Environment Dynamics”—examine the links between population, environment, and development.
An article in the Atlantic Monthly‘s January-February 2008 issue explores how climate change is exacerbating the many security threats already facing Bangladesh. Sound familiar?
The violence that has gripped Kenya following still-contested December 27, 2007 elections has blocked many roads, cutting off small-scale farmers’ access to markets and threatening their livelihoods, reports IRIN News.
Vol. 23, Issue 3 of LEISA magazine explores the links between health and agriculture, focusing on efforts to improve the health and agricultural output of small-scale farmers in the Global South.