By Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao, Gummadi Sridhar
This e-book summarizes the facts from diversified African international locations concerning the neighborhood affects of weather switch, and the way farmers are dealing with present weather hazards. the several members express how agricultural structures in constructing international locations are laid low with weather alterations and the way groups arrange and adapt to those changes.
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For example heat and drought stresses often occur simultaneously. Combined, these affects will negatively impact agricultural productivity. According to the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon, Continued land degradation—whether from climate change, unsustainable agriculture or poor management of water resources, is a threat to food security, leading to starvation among the most acutely affected communities and robbing the world of productive land (Pender et al. 2009). In addition, many policy makers in governments are unaware of this long-term climatic impact, often leading to land use changes.
O. O. O Box 57811-00200, Nairobi, Kenya W. M. O. J. J. O. Box 30028-00100, Nairobi, Kenya © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 W. Leal Filho et al. O. Nyamwaro et al. Á Á Á Keywords Climate change adaptations Mitigation Capacity building Situation analysis Introduction Climate change (CC) is a serious threat to agricultural productivity in regions that are already food insecure. Evidence of crop yield impact in Africa and South Asia resulting from CC is clearly witnessed in wheat, maize, sorghum and millet, and is unclear, absent or contradictory in rice, cassava and sugarcane (Knox et al.
Hence, mainstreaming adaptation capacity in Kenya and African development policy, planning and investment processes is absolutely relevant. In spite of uncertainties surrounding CC projections, adaptation planning remains a relevant integral component of development and investments. In order to provide practical roadmaps for future adaptation investments, programs for adaptation actions such as the National Adaptation Programs of Action need strengthening. One way of doing this is through conducting economic analyses of adaptation investments that are informed by credible and impartial scientiﬁc assessments of climate change (CC) impacts.
Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change: Transforming Rural Livelihoods by Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao, Gummadi Sridhar