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

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(Environment for Development)

Spindell Berck, Cyndi (EDT)   Berck, Peter (EDT)   Di Falco, Salvatore (EDT)

Routledge 2018/03
出版国: GB
ISBN: 9780367507428
eISBN: 9781351369503
KNPID: EY00230746
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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 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 countries, 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar

    Part I: Climate Science, Agronomic and Agro-Ecological Factors

  3. Understanding Adaptation to Climate Change
  4. Peter Berck

  5. Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change of the Farming Sector in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: A Micro-level Perspective
  6. Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Rahel Deribe, Jonse Bane, and Samuel Abera Zewdie

  7. Climate Change and Food Security in Kenya
  8. Jane Kabubo-Mariara and Millicent Kabara.

    Part II: On-farm Practices Related to Food Crop Productivity

  9. Adaptation to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Agriculture: Assessing the Evidence and Rethinking the Drivers
  10. Salvatore Di Falco

  11. Maize Intensification among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya: Understanding the Impacts of Climate
  12. Martina Bozzola, Melinda Smale and Salvatore Di Falco

  13. Adaptation to Climate Change by Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania
  14. Coretha Komba and Edwin Muchapondwa

  15. Risk Preferences and the Poverty Trap: A Look at Farm Technology Uptake amongst Smallholder Farmers in the Matzikama Municipality
  16. Hafsah Jumare, Martine Visser and Kerri Brick

  17. Good Things Come in Packages: Sustainable Intensification Systems for Smallholder Farmers
  18. Cyndi Spindell Berck and Hailemariam Teklewold

    Part III: On-farm Practices Other Than Those Related to Food Crop Productivity

  19. Climate Change Adaptation and Livestock Activity Choice in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: An Economic Analysis
  20. Tsegazeab Gebremariam and Zenebe Gebreegziabher

  21. The Distributive Effect and Food Security Implications of Biofuels Investment in Ethiopia: A CGE Analysis
  22. Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Tadele Ferede, Fantu Guta, Jörgen Levin, Gunnar Köhlin, Tekie Alemu, and Lars Bohlin

  23. Climate Change and Post-Harvest Agriculture
  24. Martin J. Chegere

    Part IV: Gender Issues

  25. Contribution of Small-Holder Agriculture to Daily Calories, Macro-Nutrients, Minerals and Vitamins in Male- and Female-Headed Farm Households in Sub-Saharan Africa
  26. Byela Tibesigwa, Martine Visser, Razack Lokina, and Richard Zadocky Jacob

  27. Gender-differentiated Impacts of Climate Variability in Ethiopia: A Micro-Simulation Approach
  28. Tesfamicheal Wossen

    Part V: The Broader Development Context

  29. The Land Certification Program in Ethiopia: A Review of Achievements, Constraints and Opportunities
  30. Mintewab Bezabih Ayele and Hailu Elias

  31. Migration as an Adaptation Strategy to Weather Variability: An Instrumental Variables Probit Analysis
  32. Yonas Alem, Mathilde Maurel, and Katrin Millock

  33. A Changing Climate in a Changing Land
  34. Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, and Tyler N. Jacobson

    Part VI: Conclusion and Policy Implications

  35. Conclusion

Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar