Smallholder farmers need access to reliable information on how climate change may impact them in the future, so that they can adapt their farming practices and protect their livelihoods over the long term.
From adapting to climate change in the Himalayas to improving maternal health care for women in Vietnam, exploring how to defuse violence in Pakistani cities, or building new skills for better jobs in Bangladesh, the 2015 edition of Asia Research News provides a snapshot of IDRC-funded research in Asia.
Climate change will affect water availability in Chile, Colombia, and Bolivia, in the three basins this project is studying. Increased demand for water—including urban, agricultural, and industrial use—combined with a projected decrease in water supply, calls for adaptation measures.
Conde spoke with writer José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira about the importance of considering different approaches to risk when it comes to informing decision-making and formulating adaptation strategies for coastal communities along South America's Atlantic coast
Khan spoke with writer José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira about how the stressors of climate change and urbanization are leading to reduced water availability and security for vulnerable populations in peri-urban areas of South Asian cities.
Anton Cartwright of ACC and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), spoke with writer José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira about the project and the need to go beyond technical responses to rising sea-levels and inland flooding.