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Climate change challenges and adaptations at farm-level: case studies from Asia and Africa.

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This book is a compendium of studies on climate change challenges and adaptations at the farm level, capturing research carried out across the continents of Asia and Africa. Chapter 1 is on the introduction to climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies with rural farm-level perspective. Chapter 2 discusses the analytical framework and methodologies for analysing farm level vulnerability in the region. Chapter 3 examines the trends of climate and extreme events in the region and expounds on the critical question of what is the extent of changing climate. Chapter 4 gives the results of farmers' perception on climate and socioeconomic trends with respect to climate change. Chapter 5 gives a meso- or macrolevel perspective of climate change on food security in Asia and Africa. Chapter 6 evaluates crop-level adaptation options to current and future climatic trends using crop simulation experiments and Chapter 7 assesses the impact of climate change adaptation strategies for small farmers in Kenya, Africa. Chapter 8 gives the results of farm-level analysis of climate change adaptation from Niger and Burkina Faso. Chapter 9 gives details of importance of sociological studies in understanding climate change resilience among communities and their coping strategies. Chapter 10 describes the results of the analysis in identifying policy options towards climate resilience in Ghana, Africa. Chapter 11 is a synthesis of key messages from the micro-level analysis and identifies constraints and opportunities in adaptation, and the final chapter, Chapter 12, gives the key recommendations for enhanced options for adaptation against climate change and furthermore in strengthening the path towards climate resilience in the region. The book reiterates that climate change adaptation and mitigation are a practical necessity, as well as a moral imperative at the grassroots level: farm, household and community, as they significantly affect agriculture. This book will definitely serve as a valuable reference for development practitioners, academics, researchers, agricultural scientists, etc. who are interested in the topic of climate change and its consequences.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies at farm-level: a retrospection. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Byjesh, K. Bantilan, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Analytical framework and methodologies for analysing farm-level vulnerability. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Byjesh, K. Bantilan, C. Rao, V. U. M. Nedumaran, S. Venkateswarulu, B. Niranjan, F. Jayatilaka, W. Deb, U. K. Ha, P. Q. Suddhiyam, P.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 34) What's in store for Asia: making sense of changes in climate trends. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Byjesh, K. Bantilan, C. Rao, V. U. M. Venkateswarulu, B. Niranjan, F. Jayatilaka, W. Deb, U. K. Ha, P. Q. Suddhiyam, P.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) Changing climate - responding to the inevitable. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Byjesh, K. Bantilan, C. Rao, V. U. M. Venkateswarulu, B. Niranjan, F. Jayatilaka, W. Deb, U. K. Ha, P. Q. Suddhiyam, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 86) Climate change and food security in Asia and Africa: agricultural futures. Author(s): Nedumaran, S. Jyosthnaa, P. Singh, N. P. Bantilan, C. Byjesh, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 115) Evaluating adaptation options at crop level for climate change in the tropics of south Asia and west Africa. Author(s): Singh, P. Singh, N. P. Nedumaran, S. Bantilan, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 138) Scoping climate change adaptation strategies for smallholder farmers in East Africa - a multi-dimensional, multi-scenario impact assessment. Author(s): Claessens, L. Antle, J. M. Stoorvogel, J. J. Valdivia, R. O. Thornton, P. K. Herrero, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 146) Sustainable land and water management approaches in sub-Saharan Africa: farm-level analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation from sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Ndjeunga, J. Zarafi, M. A. Nikiema, A. Traore, P. S. Amani, A. Mahamane, S. Ibro, A. M. Amadou, S. Nkonya, E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 168) Sociological significance: enhancing resilience to climate change among communities. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Bantilan, C. Jayatilaka, W. Padmaja, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 179) Policy options towards climate resilience: agent-based assessment of farm households in West Africa. Author(s): Wossen, T. Nedumaran, S. Berger, T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 197) Moving along adaptation pathways toward grass-root resilience: a synthesis. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Bantilan, C. Byjesh, K. Nedumaran, S. Rao, V. U. M. Venkateswarulu, B. Niranjan, F. Jayatilaka, W. Deb, U. K. Ha, P. Q. Suddhiyam, P.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 212) Way forward - towards climate resilience. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Bantilan, C. Byjesh, K. Nedumaran, S.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644639
  • Record Number
  • 20153402678