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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 9 (Page no: 168)

Sociological significance: enhancing resilience to climate change among communities.

Interesting sociological dimensions of enhancing resilience to climate change among communities were observed for formulating viable policy interventions. This chapter applied a comprehensive approach appealing to principles, methodologies, tools, validation and evaluation techniques for understanding the social dimensions of responses and adaptation to climate change. The analyses were undertaken at the individual and systems level with particular attention to the role of networks. The case studies from India revealed deeper sociological insights on (i) farmers' perceptions of climate change or variability; (ii) binding constraints to adaptation and vulnerability; and (iii) coping mechanisms to enhance their adaptive capacity. Three case studies of the villages of Dokur, Kanzara and Shirapur in the semi-arid regions of India, complemented by comparable observations from three additional villages from the longitudinal Village Level Studies panel data (ICRISAT 2014), highlighted significant findings. The first is that farmers perceive climate variability rather than climate change. Second, the critical constraints are not just the lack of access to financial resources, but that human and social capital as well as institutional and governance challenges are equally binding. Lastly, collective action and institutional arrangements effectively mediate the adaptive capacity and resilience of communities to climate change.

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: 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: 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.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644639
  • Record Number
  • 20153402686