The second of three books in IFPRI's climate change in Africa series, East African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing 10 of the countries that make up east and central Africa - Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda - and explores how climate change will increase the efforts needed to achieve sustainable food security throughout the region. East Africa's populations is expected to grow at least through mid-century. The region will also see income growth. Both will put increased pressure on the natural resources needed to produce food, and climate change makes the challenges greater. East Africa is already experiencing rising temperatures, shifting precipitation patterns, and increasing extreme events. Without attention to adaptation, the poor will suffer.
Through the use of hundreds of scenario maps, models, figures, and detailed analysis, the editors and contributors of East African Agriculture and Climate Change present plausible future scenarios that combine economic and biophysical characteristics to explore the possible consequences for agriculture, food security, and resources management to 2050. They also offer recommendations to national governments and regional economic agencies already dealing with the vulnerabilities of climate change and deviations in environment.
Decisionmakers and researchers will find East African Agriculture and Climate Change a vital tool for shaping policy and studying the various and likely consequences of climate change.
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- Table of Contents and Front Matter (PDF 386K)
- Overview (PDF 65.4M)
- Methodology (PDF 420K)
- Burundi (PDF 17.8M)
- Democratic Republic of Congo (PDF 22.5M)
- Eritrea (PDF 19.2M)
- Ethiopia (PDF 15.9M)
- Kenya (PDF 16.4M)
- Madagascar (PDF 15.2M)
- Rwanda (PDF 19.3M)
- Sudan (PDF 18.4M)
- Tanzania (PDF 35.1M)
- Uganda (PDF 19.4M)
- Summary and Conclusions (PDF 146K)
- Contributors and index(PDF 149K)