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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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Sustainable land and water management approaches in sub-Saharan Africa: farm-level analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation from sub-Saharan Africa.

Climate change is increasingly recognized as a worldwide phenomenon that impacts people's livelihoods in many ways. This is especially important in rural areas where households are heavily dependent on rainfed agriculture and natural resources in general for their livelihoods. Farmers' perception and the household level data were collected and analysed to understand the determinants of adaptation to climate change and the impacts of sustainable land and water management practices on agricultural productivity and climate change vulnerability. Rainfall has been showing a decreasing trend and increased variability so there have been new practices adopted by farmers to minimize the impact. Using the case study of Niger, this chapter explores the question of what drives adaptation to climate change in the region, including the adoption of land and water management practices using econometric analysis. Context-specific policy recommendations were drawn from the results that enhance the adaptation to climate change and reduce vulnerability through integrated land, water and soil management practices.

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: 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: 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.