Food Security

Women, food and climate change in Central Asia

Hospitality is a hallmark of Central Asian culture, and food plays a starring role. Some traditional dishes date back centuries, and some contemporary dishes reflect the influences of distant places. With increasing globalization and trade, the region is becoming less isolated, and faces new opportunities and challenges. One major challenge already influencing the region is …

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Global Burden of Disease (GBD)

Global Burden of Disease (GBD) allows to analyze data about the world’s health levels and trends from 1990 to 2017 using updated estimates.Compare causes and risks within a country (now at the US state-level), compare countries with regions or the world, and explore patterns and trends by country, age, and gender. Source: http://www.healthdata.org/gbd

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Kazakhstan Climate Change

Climate Change Portal developed by the Institute of Geography of Kazakhstan. The Institute’s research is focused on solving environmental problems and assessing the natural resource potential of Kazakhstan’s geosystems with the development of the geographical foundations of rational nature management. The portal collects historical analysis about temperature, precipitation, evapotranspiration and agro-climatic indicators (aridity index, standardized …

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Google Earth

Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based primarily on satellite imagery. The program maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angle. Source: https://www.google.com/earth/

Capacity Development

Integrative Land Use Management Approaches in Tajikistan

A significant part of the population of the Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) relies upon land resources to sustain their livelihoods. Pastures, cropland and forests are the basis for food security and provide income opportunities for many people in the region. About 60 percent of the region’s population lives in rural …

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Capacity Development

Conservation Standards Applied to Ecosystem-based Adaptation (CoSEbA) guidance

This guidance builds on the already widely used Conservation Measures Partnership’s Open Stand- ards for the Practice of Conservation (Conservation Standards) to propose a method for designing, im- plementing and learning from ecosystem-based ad- aptation (EbA) interventions. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) defines EbA as “the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part …

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Capacity Development

For Promoting Biodiversity and Conserving Ecosystem Services in Agrarian Landscapes in Tajikistan

The global project “Biodiversity and ecosystem services in agrarian landscapes” was commissioned by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Tajikistan, India, and Kenya, where GIZ works in close cooperation with …

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Capacity Development

INTEGRATING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES INTO DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

Nature is the source of life. Human wellbeing depends largely on the benefits that ecosystems provide. Services such as water purification, soil fertility, pollination and erosion prevention – to name just a few – are essential for food production, climate change adaptation and the protection of infrastructure and human settlements from extreme weather events. Yet …

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