The Effect of Climate Change on Plant & Animal Health and Trade
The effects of climate change on the risks and patterns of plant and animal health, pest and disease dispersal is potentially huge and largely unanticipated. These effects include the direct consequences of emerging pests and diseases as well as indirect risks to agricultural productivity and trade.
These policy briefs were commissioned by TMSA, in support of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite's work on trade facilitation, for a side event of the COP17 Climate Change Conference in Durban 2011, on Climate Resilient Agriculture.
Newsletter | Confronting Climate Change
Extract from the newsletter:
Confronting Climate Change | Growers Information Resource | Top 10 mitigation options
The objective of this document is to provide the South African fruit and wine industry with a foundation of practical information on key relevant mitigation options. The information is sourced from international and national research, as well as examples that have been highlighted within the industry through the Confronting Climate Change and other similar projects.
It is the aim of the document to be short and yet informative, offering additional links and references should further details be required.
Confronting Climate Change | Recent policy developments
A document outlining recent climate change policy developments. This information document covers recent climate change policy developments in South Africa relevant to the fruit and wine industry. It provides insights into:
Confronting Climate Change Newsletter: November - December 2010
Confronting Climate Change | a Guide to Climate Change and the Fruit and Wine Industry - South Africa
South Africa Fruit and Wine Industry Guide form the Confronting Climate Change Programme: This guide answers the following important questions:
What is Climate change and how will it affect the South African agricultural sector?
How do agricultural activities play a role in global greenhouse gas emissions?
What's next for the South African Fruit and Wine climate change program?
Confronting Climate Change | Retailers Information Resource on the Industry's Response.
Confronting Climate Change – A South African Fruit and Wine Industry Initiative was launched in late 2008. The aim of the project is to empower the industry by informing it of climate change related impacts and providing the necessary tools to effectively start to address relevant issues such as carbon footprinting, energy efficiency and sustainable resource management.
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