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Title Confronting drought in Africa's drylands : opportunities for enhancing resilience / Raffaello Cervigni and Michael Morris, editors
Published Washington, DC : World Bank : Agence Francaise de Development, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 257 pages) : color il., color maps
Series Africa development forum series
Africa development forum.
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; About the Editors; About the Authors; Abbreviations; Overview; Scope of inquiry: Focus of this book; Conceptual framework: The determinants of resilience; Vulnerability in drylands if transformation is not managed; Options for increasing resilience; Cross-cutting interventions to enhance resilience; Strengthening social protection programs; Enhancing preparedness with disaster risk management instruments; Evaluating options: Assessing the relative merits of resilience-enhancing interventions; Potential impacts of livelihood interventions
7. Agriculture: More Water and Better Farming for Improved Food SecurityCurrent situation; Opportunities; Challenges; Key messages; References; 8. Healthy Ecosystems: Integrated Approaches for Well-Balanced Landscapes; Current situation; Opportunities; Challenges; Key messages; References; 9. Market Connections: Promoting Trade to Promote Resilience; Current situation; Opportunities; Challenges; Key messages; Note; References; 10. Social Protection: Building Resilience among the Poor and Protecting the Most Vulnerable; Current situation; Opportunities; Challenges; Key messages; Notes
Results: Vulnerability estimates for 2030Effects of climate change on future vulnerability; Note; References; Part B. Identifying Solutions; 5. Livestock Production Systems: Seizing the Opportunities for Pastoralists and Agro-Pastoralists; Current situation; Opportunities; Challenges; Key messages; Notes; References; 6. Tree-Based Systems: Multiple Pathways to Boosting Resilience; Current situation; Management strategies for tree-based systems; Benefits of tree-based systems; Opportunities; Challenges; Key messages; References
The fiscal dividend of resilience-enhancing interventions: A country typologyPromoting new livelihoods to manage the transformation; Policy recommendations; Note; References; Part A. Key Issues and Challenges; 1. The Central Role of Drylands in Africa's Development Challenge; Definition of ""drylands""; Reasons for concern about drylands; Objectives of this book; Value-added of this book; Limitations of the book; References; 2. Resilience and its Determinants: A Conceptual Framework; Analyzing resilience: Conceptual and data challenges; The determinants of resilience
The policy significance of the determinants of resilienceShocks affecting drylands; Relationship between resilience and poverty; Note; References; 3. Vulnerability in Drylands Today; Quantifying the dimensions of vulnerability across livelihood types; Estimating vulnerability across livelihood strategies; Selected drivers of vulnerability; Political economy factors affecting resilience; Note; References; 4. Vulnerability in Drylands Tomorrow: Business as Usual Raising Ominous Prospects; Estimating vulnerability in 2030: A scenario modeling approach; A brief description of the umbrella model
Notes "This book provides a synthesis of the study, 'The Economics of Resilience in the Drylands of Africa.' The study was a collaborative effort involving contributors from many organizations, working under the guidance of a team comprised of staff from the World Bank Group (WBG), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (CGIAR-PIM)."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Arid regions -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Drought management -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Poverty -- Government policy -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Sustainable development -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa South of the Sahara -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Africa South of the Sahara -- Social policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Cervigni, Raffaello, editor
Morris, Michael L., editor
ISBN 146480818X (electronic bk.)
9781464808180 (electronic bk.)