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Title Climate change and food security in West Asia and North Africa / Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Rattan Lal, Ramasamy Selvaraju, Ibrahim Hamdan, Editors
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 423 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I: Climate Change in West Asia and North Africa. Climate Change in the West Asia and North Africa Region / Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Alex C. Ruane, Jose Camacho -- Implications of Climate Change for Agriculture and Food Security in the Western Asia and Northern Africa Region / Ramasamy Selvaraju
Part II: Climate Change and Environment. Climate Change and Soil Quality in the WANA Region / Rattan Lal -- Conserving Green and Blue Water in the WANA Region / Hamed Daly-Hassen, Yves Birot, Carlos Gracia, Marc Palahi -- Climate Change and Land Use in the WANA Region with a Specific Reference to Morocco / Mostafa Ibrahim, Rattan Lal -- Responses of Insect Pests to Climate Change: Effects and Interactions of Temperature, CO2, and Soil Quality / Vanessa L. Muilenburg, Daniel A. Herms -- Climate Change and Locusts in the WANA Region / Keith Cressman
Part III: Climate Change and Food Security: Perspectives from WANA Sub-Regions. Climate Change Impact on WANA: Key Researchable Issues and Proposed Measures / Ibrahim Hamdan, Susanna Smets -- Climate Variability and Change in North African Countries / F. Driouech, S. Ben Rached, T. El Hairech -- Climate Change in Drylands of the Eastern Mediterranean: From Assessment Methods to Adaptation Strategies / E. De Pauw, W. Göbel -- Climate Change and Food Security in the Nile Valley and Red Sea / Ayman F. Abou Hadid -- Food Security and Climate Change in West Asia / Ibrahim Ortas, Rattan Lal
Part IV: Mitigation and Adaptation Options for Different Agroeconomic Sectors in WANA. Mitigation and Adaptation Options for Rainfed Agriculture in West Asia and North Africa / Awni Taimeh -- Mitigation and Adaptation Options of Climate Change in Irrigated Agriculture in Arab Countries / Dia El-Din El Quosy -- Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Options for the Livestock Sector in the Near East and North Africa / Markos Tibbo, Jeannette van de Steeg -- Afforestation Potential in the WANA Region to Sequester Carbon and Improve Soil Quality / Roger A. Williams7
Part V: Policy, Financial, Institutional and Cooperation Issues. Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change into the Development Agenda / Nasri Haddad, Kamel Shideed -- Possible Financial Innovations and Market Mechanisms at the National Level to Cope with Climate Change in WANA Region / S.V.R.K. Prabhakar -- Economic Impacts of Climate Change in the Arab World: A Summary of Case Studies from Syria, Tunisia and Yemen / Clemens Breisinger, Perrihan Al-Riffai, Manfred Wiebelt -- Human Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation: Factors that Influence Behaviors / Eric Toman, Richard Moore
Part VI: Regional Agricultural Adaptation and Mitigation Framework for Climate Change in WANA. Regional Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the WANA Region / Ghassan Hamdallah -- Adaptation Strategies for Different Sectors in the WANA Region: Summary of Breakout Group Discussions / Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Faisal Awawdeh, Nasri Haddad, Ibrahim Hamdan, Mark Holderness
Part VII: Conference Declaration. International Conference on Adaptation to Climate Change and Food Security in West Asia and North Africa / Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Rattan Lal, Ramasamy Selvaraju, Ibrahim Hamdan
Summary The countries of West Asia and North Africa (WANA) have long had the challenge of providing sustainable livelihoods for their populations in the fragile ecosystems of semi-arid and arid areas. Climate change is already a reality in WANA and it places additional constraints on the already fragile ecosystems of dry areas and limited natural resources in WANA. Hence there is an urgency to develop, and strengthen further, research and technology transfer on adaptation, mitigation and production system resilience. A comprehensive and integrated approach to planning and implementing the climate change adaptation strategies across the wide range of agro-ecosystems in different countries in WANA could help both the planners and the local communities to deal effectively with the projected impacts and also contribute to overall sustainability of agricultural production systems. This book addresses the important issue of climate change and food security in West Asia and North Africa and presents perspectives from different sub-regions in WANA. The mitigation and adaptation options for different agroeconomic sectors in WANA as well as policy, financial, institutional and cooperation issues are discussed. These could help in the development of new policies to better adapt agriculture production systems and enhance food security in WANA
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed August 20, 2013)
Subject Climatic changes -- Africa, North -- Congresses.
Climatic changes -- Middle East -- Congresses.
Sustainable agriculture -- Africa, North -- Congresses.
Sustainable agriculture -- Middle East -- Congresses.
Food security -- Africa, North -- Congresses.
Food security -- Middle East -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Siva Kumar, M. V. K., editor
ISBN 9789400767515 (electronic bk.)
940076751X (electronic bk.)