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Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change: Transforming by Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao,

By Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao, Gummadi Sridhar

This e-book summarizes the proof from varied African international locations in regards to the neighborhood affects of weather switch, and the way farmers are dealing with present weather dangers. different individuals exhibit how agricultural structures in constructing nations are plagued by weather alterations and the way groups arrange and adapt to those changes.

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A set of policy documents will then need to be developed for the 2 Improving Livelihoods in Semi-arid Regions of Africa … 31 participating countries from which action plans will be generated and implemented. Researchers, extension workers, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders will be trained and then subsequently use this knowledge and share it with other parties to achieve project overall goal. Training will include simulation modeling, greenhouse gas emission measurements, carbon stocks measurements, and participation in carbon credits market for participating countries.

18 J. De Trincheria et al. in the workshop. These papers covered the findings from household surveys, field experiments and the simulation analysis. The key note address by Dr. Rao dealt with direct and indirect impacts of climate variability on the productivity of smallholder agricultural systems. It also highlighted the role of climate risk which acts as a major constraint in the adoption of improved production technologies. As a result of these factors, smallholder farmers continue to rely on traditional low risk management strategies such as diversification and limited use of costly inputs such as fertilizers.

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