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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 6 (Page no: 115)

Evaluating adaptation options at crop level for climate change in the tropics of south Asia and west Africa.

Crop level adaptations to present and future climate are indispensable to farmers because their livelihood depends on crop-based income. Hence, quantifying impact and adaptation options at the field level is yet another important step in adaptation planning at farm-level. This chapter analyses the impact and plausible adaptations for the major crops of the semi-arid tropical region with illustrations from the selected study sites in Asia and Africa. The calibrated crop simulation models that simulate physical and physiological processes of plant growth were used for this purpose. Finally, the chapter evaluates plausible agronomic and genetic options that have the potential to adapt to climate changes in the tropical environments.

Other chapters from this book

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: 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.