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Nepal is addressing its vulnerability to climate change by advancing adaptation action at the local, subnational, and national levels. Of particular concern for the country is the need to address adaptation requirements in sectors such as agriculture, water resources, energy, health, and urban...

The protection of individual rights is an important pillar of any society. The Congolese constitution spells out clear duties for the country's National Police: they are responsible for, in times of peace, the economic, social and cultural development of the country and to protect its citizens...

This paper proposes engagement with the AgroTech Smart Ex model for stakeholders, including policy makers, NGOs, financial institutions, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, as well as donors. Private extension services such as AgroTech, may facilitate Ghanaian farmers' access to credit, building...

There is as yet no evidence that the Côte d'Ivoire lethal yellowing (CILY) disease phytoplasma is seed transmitted to cause disease in progeny palms. Nevertheless, farmers in Grand-Lahou have been trained to establish on-farm nurseries through field schools. Such nurseries will be the source...

Nepal has updated national targets and indicators with baseline information, started Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) costing, established SDGs implementation and process monitoring mechanisms and begun strengthening data base systems. Challenges in SDGs implementation include mainstreaming...

This working paper provides insights that Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) and similar adaptation research initiatives can apply to help determine the potential of knowledge co-production as a means to influence policy, practice and behaviour. It outlines a range of...

The notion of "data revolution for sustainable development" identifies a significant need for massive restructuring of infrastructures to generate global, reliable, comparable, and timely data. Government data should be open – freely accessible, presented in a format that is comparable and...

In the post-apartheid climate, policy makers and urban planners struggled to desegregate urban spaces for inclusive growth and social transformation. Research shows that with the adoption of neo-liberal approaches to economic policy these efforts were curtailed dramatically. This study focuses...

The rearing of coconut seedlings in well-maintained nurseries facilitates an efficient selection of normal uniform seedlings. However, care must be taken in choosing the seedlings to start a plantation. High quality seedlings allow to sustain the coconut palms productive and economic for more...

This report outlines administrative ways to harmonise state and traditional institutions in terms of land justice in Uganda. Customary justice within the traditional clan system in Uganda offers big advantages over the state judicial system in terms of physical access and costs. A significant...

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