Globally, 70% of freshwater is used for agriculture. According to the World Bank, in order to feed 9 billion people by 2050, agricultural production and water withdrawals will be...
In this section you can find a database of case studies related to Ecosystem-based Adaptation. The aim is to collect, analyze and disseminate good practices that can be shared amongst developing countries.
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Lanying Wang & Qun Li
Promoting Agroforestry in the Mountains of Southwest China - Improving Climate Change Adaptation Practices for Vulnerable Rural Communities
10 Dec 2018
In southwestern China, on the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, lies a mountain range known as the Hengduan Mountains (in simplified Chinese: 横断山). Uplifted over the last...
Farmers’ Seed System Enhancement and Traditional Knowledge Revitalization for Climate Change Adaptation of Mountainous Farming Communities in Southwest China
8 Mar 2018
The sustainability of agriculture in the Stone Village depends heavily on its irrigation system and diversified landraces, which play important roles in the livelihoods and...
© Zheng et al., 2013
27 Dec 2017
Since 2006, Paddy Land-to-Dry Land (PLDL) programme has been implemented in the Miyun Reservoir Watershed to relieve Beijing’s water crisis as inflows into the reservoir...
Greenhouse agriculture and water harvesting technologies for climate change adaptation in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
16 Dec 2017
This case study describes the use of diverse water harvesting and water saving technologies to mitigate the effects of recurrent drought, extreme weather and general decline in...
Oxfam Hong Kong
Sustainable Development in Poor Rural Areas Project: Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Poverty Reduction in China
27 Nov 2017
The poorest people are often perceived as the hardest hit by climate change, especially those living in rural areas in developing countries. This case study presents a project in...
4 May 2017
The region of Tibet in Southwest China is located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the highest and largest plateau in the world with an average elevation of over 4,000 m and an area...
27 Feb 2017
Yangou watershed is located in the Loess Plateau, where slope gradients are greater than 25 degrees and suffers soil erosion, ecological degradation, water scarcity and poverty,...
“Grain-for-Green programme” in China to combat soil erosion, ecological degradation and to alleviate poverty
1 Feb 2017
Soil erosion is one of the most serious environmental problems in China. In 2000, the area prone to erosion by wind and water was 3.57 million km2, accounting for 37.6% of the...
Building resilience to climate change impacts on the livelihoods of the fishing and fish farming communities in the Lower Shire River, Zambezi basin, Malawi
28 Sep 2016
Aquaculture is a water intensive activity. In the Lower Shire Basin, Malawi, fishing and fish farming are major sources of employment, income and food security for poor, rural...