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Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa : Food Security in a Changing Environment

Author: Cyndi Spindell Berck; Peter Berck; Salvatore Di Falco
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2018.
Series: Environment for Development
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. These strategies include promoting opportunities for farmers to adopt technologies that produce optimal results in terms of crop yield and income under  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cyndi Spindell Berck; Peter Berck; Salvatore Di Falco
ISBN: 9781315149776 131514977X
OCLC Number: 1021777927
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; About the authors; 1 Introduction; PART I Climate science, agronomic, and agroecological factors; 2 Understanding adaptation to climate change; 3 Mapping vulnerability to climate change of the farming sector in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: a micro-level perspective; 4 Climate change and food security in Kenya; PART II On-farm practices related to food crop productivity; 5 Adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan agriculture: assessing the evidence and rethinking the drivers. 6 Climate, shocks, weather and maize intensification decisions in rural Kenya7 Adaptation to climate change by smallholder farmers in Tanzania; 8 Risk preferences and the poverty trap: a look at farm technology uptake among smallholder farmers in the Matzikama Municipality; 9 Good things come in packages: sustainable intensification systems in smallholder agriculture; PART III On-farm practices other than those related to food crop productivity; 10 Climate change adaptation and livestock activity choice in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: an economic analysis. 11 The distributive effect and food security implications of biofuels investment in Ethiopia: a CGE analysis12 Climate change and post-harvest agriculture; PART IV Gender issues; 13 Contribution of smallholder agriculture to daily calories, macronutrients, minerals and vitamins in male- and female-headed farm households in sub-Saharan Africa; 14 Gender-differentiated impacts of climate variability in Ethiopia: a micro-simulation approach; PART V The broader development context; 15 The land certification program in Ethiopia: a review of achievements, constraints and opportunities. 16 Migration as an adaptation strategy to weather variability: an instrumental variables probit analysis17 A changing climate in a changing land; PART VI Conclusion and policy implications; 18 Conclusion; Index.
Series Title: Environment for Development
Responsibility: editors, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco.

Abstract:

"A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. These strategies include promoting opportunities for farmers to adopt technologies that produce optimal results in terms of crop yield and income under local agro-ecological and socioeconomic conditions. The focus is on sub-Saharan Africa, an area that is already affected by changing patterns of heat and rainfall. Because of the high prevalence of subsistence farming, food insecurity, and extreme poverty in this region, there is a great need for practical adaptation strategies. The book includes empirical research in Ethiopia, Kenya South Africa, Tanzania, and other Sub-Saharan counties, and the conclusion summarizes policy-relevant findings from the chapters. It is aimed at advanced students, researchers, extension and development practitioners, and officials of government agencies, NGOs, and funding agencies. It also will provide supplementary reading for courses in environment and development and in agricultural economics."--Provided by publisher.

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