Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa: Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies
'This is a well researched, thorough and impressive work on climate change and agriculture in Africa. I recommend it to students, researchers and practitioners working on climate change issues'Jabavu Clifford Nkomo, senior programme specialist, IDRCThis landmark book encompasses a comprehensive assessment of the potential economic impacts of future climate change, and the value of adaptation measures in Africa for different zones, regions, countries and farm types.Researchers developed and applied multiple analytical procedures to assess quantitatively how climate affects current agricultural systems in Africa, enabling them to predict how these systems may be affected in the future by climate change under various global warming scenarios, and suggesting what role adaptation could play. The study is the first to combine spatially referenced household survey data with climatic data at both national and international levels. This book provides vital knowledge about the impacts of climate change on Africa, serving as a guide to policy intervention strategies and investment in adaptation measures. It makes a major contribution to the analysis of climate change impacts and developing adaptation strategies, especially in the highly vulnerable farming communities in the developing world.Published with CEEPA and supported by the World Bank.
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Chapter 2 Study Objectives Structure Methodology Organization and Countries Agroclimatic Conditions
Chapter 3 Methods and Models Developed and Used in the Study
Chapter 4 Results of the Country Analyses
Chapter 5 Results of the Regional Analyses
Chapter 6 Summary Conclusions and Policy Implications
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