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Title Beyond agricultural impacts : multiple perspectives on climate change and agriculture in Africa / edited by Nkulumo Zinyengere, Theobald Frank Theodory, Million Gebreyes, Chinwe Ifejika Speranza
Published London : Academic Press, [2017]
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Contents Front Cover; BEYOND AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS; BEYOND AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS; Copyright; CONTENTS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; ABOUT THE EDITORS; ABOUT THE AUTHORS; PREFACE; 1 -- Introduction: Grounding Climate Change, Vulnerability, and Adaptation in Africa; 1. AGRICULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA; 2. CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY AND AGRICULTURE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA; 3. IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRICULTURE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA; 4. VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION IN THE CONTEXT OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA; 5. PROBLEM ORIENTATION AND LAYOUT; REFERENCES
2 -- Assessing Local Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Production in Southern Africa: Critiquing an Approach1. INTRODUCTION; 2. IMPORTANT TERMS AND DEFINITIONS; 2.1 Emission Scenarios and Concentration Pathways; 2.2 Generating Future Climate and Impact Projections; 3. APPROACHES TO CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN SOUTHERN AFRICAN AGRICULTURE; 4. METHODOLOGY; 5. LOCAL CLIMATE PROJECTIONS FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA; 5.1 Climate Model Projections; 5.2 Challenges With Climate Model Projections in Southern Africa; 6. LOCAL CROP IMPACT PROJECTIONS FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA; 6.1 Crop Model Projections
4 -- Adaptation to and Coping Strategies for Climate Change and Variability by Rural Farmers in Kigezi Highlands, Uganda1. INTRODUCTION; 2. BACKGROUND; 2.1 Farmer Perceptions and Understanding of Climate Change and Variability; 2.2 Adaptation Strategies; 3. MATERIALS AND METHODS; 3.1 Study Area; 3.2 Economic Activity of the People in the Study Area; 3.3 Data Collection Methods; 3.4 Sampling Procedures; 3.5 Data Analysis; 4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION; 4.1 Demographic Characteristics of the Study Sample; 4.2 Perceived Causes of Climate Change; 4.3 Farmer Perceptions of Climate Change
4.4 Source of Information About Climate Change4.5 Impacts of Changing Climate and Variability; 4.6 Climate Change Adaptation Strategies; 5. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; FURTHER READING; 5 -- Conservation Agriculture Among Farmers in Kalomo, Zambia: Potential for Productivity Under Climate Change; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW; 2.1 Conservation Agriculture and Climate in Sub-Saharan Africa; 2.2 Agriculture, Development, and Climate Change in Zambia; 2.3 The Potential of Conservation Agriculture in Zambia; 3. METHODOLOGY
6.2 Challenges With Localized Crop Response Projections in Southern Africa7. STRENGTHENING LOCAL-LEVEL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN SOUTHERN AFRICA; 8. BEYOND BIOPHYSICAL MODELING OF AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS; 9. CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; FURTHER READING; 3 -- A Cross-Region Study: Climate Change Adaptation in Malawi's Agro-based Systems; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL CONSTRUCT; 3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION; 3.1 Socioeconomic Characteristics of Sample Farmers; 3.2 Drivers of Adaptation Choices; 4. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS; REFERENCES; FURTHER READING
Summary Beyond Agricultural Impacts: Multiple Perspectives on Climate Change in Africa presents the theories and methods commonly applied in climate change assessment from various locations in Africa, also inspiring further research that addresses the broad spectrum of societal impacts that result from altered climate status. Using case studies, the work provides insights into climate change impacts and adaptation with a lens on vulnerable groups in African agriculture, e.g. smallholder crop and livestock farmers, women and youth. The book also highlights areas of further interest in climate change and agriculture research in Africa, all done through views from multiple disciplines in the agriculture and climate change nexus
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 28, 2017)
Subject Agriculture -- Environmental aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Form Electronic book
Author Gebreyes, Million, editor
Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe, editor
Theodory, Theobald Frank, editor
Zinyengere, Nkulumo, editor
ISBN 0128126256 (electronic bk.)
9780128126257 (electronic bk.)