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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 vulnerabilit...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies at farm-level: a retrospection.

This chapter introduces current and future climatic implication on national, regional and sub-regional agro-socioeconomy. It focuses on the growing recognition of the climate change studies that are being considered inevitable. Authors argue that better understanding and assessment of adaptation and/or coping strategies at farm-level are prerequisite in the long-term development planning of the country or the region towards climate resiliency. The arguments were put forward to emphasize the vital link between agriculture, rural livelihoods and climate in the semi-arid tropics for the majority of the population in Asia and Africa. This chapter confines itself to various discourses on the past and present efforts on assessing impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change particularly in the semi-arid tropics of Asia and Africa. It also discusses the global efforts on improving resilience against climatic risks in agricultural sector and also poor smallholder farmers of the semi-arid tropics. The chapter briefly reviews the current state of knowledge related to farmers' strategies and determinants of decision in the choice of adaptation at farm-level. The chapter further discusses the organization of the book and also identifies potential uses of the book and the audience for whom this information is valuable.

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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.

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