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Strategies for building resilience against climate and ecosystem changes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Osamu Saito; Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic; Kazuhiko Takeuchi; Edwin A Gyasi
Publisher: Singapore : Springer, 2018.
Series: Science for sustainable societies.
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This book summarizes studies on climate and ecosystem change adaptation and resilience in Africa (CECAR-Africa), a collaboration with the goal of creating an integrated resilience enhancement strategy as a potential model for semi-arid regions across Sub-Saharan Africa by combining climate change and ecosystem change research. The case studies were conducted at multiple scales - local, national, and regional - and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Osamu Saito; Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic; Kazuhiko Takeuchi; Edwin A Gyasi
ISBN: 9789811047961 9811047960
OCLC Number: 1021276272
Description: 1 online resource (XI, 343 pages).
Contents: Part I Formulation of 'Ghana Model' --
Toward Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa: Evidence from Northern Ghana --
The Ghana Model for Resilience Enhancement in Semiarid Ghana: Conceptualization and Social Implementation --
Part II Case Studies on Climate and Ecosystem Change Impacts on Agriculture and Livelihood --
Response of Maize to Different Nitrogen Application Rates and Tillage Practices Under Two Slope Positions in the Face of Current Climate Variability in the Sudan Savanna of West Africa --
Impact of Floods on Farmers' Livelihoods in the Semiarid Zone of Benin --
Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change on the Livelihood and Adaptation Strategies of Smallholder Farmers in the Upper White Volta Basin of Ghana --
Evaluating the Effect of Irrigation on Paddy Rice Yield by Applying the AquaCrop Model in Northern Ghana --
Farmers' Livelihoods and Welfare in the Wa West District, Upper West Region of Ghana --
Part III Case Studies on Ecosystem, Bio-production and Socioecological Production Landscapes --
Diversity and Dispersion Patterns of Tree Species Within Household Farmlands and Open Parklands in the Talensi Area of Northern Ghana --
Assessing Land and Ecosystem Management at the Local Level in the Savannah Ecological Zone and the Implications for Sustainability --
Non-timber Forest Products, Climate Change Resilience, and Poverty Alleviation in Northern Ghana --
Material Flow Analysis of Shea Butter Production Systems:Implications for Sustainability in Semi-arid Ghana --
Part IV Case Studies on Climate Change Adaptation and Coping Strategies --
Strategies of Farmers in the Bawku West District of Ghana to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Variability on Farming --
Green Farming Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: A Comparison of Conventional Practices and Vetiver Technology --
Exploring the Role of Trust in Risk Communication Among Climate-Induced Vulnerable Rural Communities in Wa West District, Ghana --
Examining Farm Management Practices and Implications for Food Crop Production in Semiarid Ghana --
Adaptation to Climate Change: Lessons from Farmer Responses to Environmental Changes in Ghana --
The State of Disaster Risk Reduction Mainstreaming in Pre-tertiary Education in Ghana: An Exploratory Study --
Part V Synthesis --
Internationalization and Localization of the Ghana Model:Lessons Learned, Opportunities for Upscaling, and Future Directions.
Series Title: Science for sustainable societies.
Responsibility: edited by Osamu Saito, Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Edwin A. Gyasi.

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