How can African agriculture adapt to climate change?

How can African agriculture adapt to climate change?

Insights from Ethiopia and South Africa

Claudia Ringler, Sharon Shewmake, Rashid M. Hassan, Assefa Admassie, Berhanu Adenew, Abebe Tadege, Charles Nhemachena, Temesgen T. Deressa, Tekie Alemu, Mahmud Yesuf, Paul J. Block, Kenneth M. Strzepek, Mark W. Rosegrant, Xinshen Diao, Paul J. Block, Strzepek Kenneth M., Xinshen Diao, Mahmud Yesuf, Randy Bluffstone
how can african agriculture adapt to climate change
research brief
2011

This series of IFPRI Research Briefs is based on research supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, under the project "Food and Water Security under Global Change: Developing Adaptive Capacity with a Focus on Rural Africa," which forms part of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. Through collaboration with the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa, the Ethiopian Development Research Institute, the Ethiopian Economics Association, and the University of Hamburg, the project aims to provide policymakers and stakeholders in Ethiopia and South Africa with tools to better understand and analyze the consequences of global change-in particular climate change-and to form policy decisions that facilitate adaptation in these countries and bey." -- from text

Brief 1: The Impact of Climate Variability and Climate Change on Water and Food Outcomes: A Framework for Analysis by Claudia Ringer

Brief 2: Vulnerability and the Impact of Climate Change in South Africa’s Limpopo River Basin by Sharon Shewmake

Brief 3: Mapping the South African Farming Sector’s Vulnerability to Climate Change and Variability: A Subnational Assessment by Glwadys Aymone Gbetibouo and Claudia Ringler

Brief 4: Assessing Household Vulnerability to Climate Change: The Case of Farmers in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia by Temesgen T. Deressa, Rashid M. Hassan, and Claudia Ringler

Brief 5: Measuring Ethiopian Farmers’ Vulnerability to Climate Change Across Regional States by Temesgen T. Deressa, Rashid M. Hassan and Claudia Ringler

Brief 6: Perceptions of Stakeholders on Climate Change: and Adaptation Strategies in Ethiopia by Assefa Admassie, Berhanu Adenew and Abebe Tadege

Brief 7: Micro-Level Analysis of Farmers’ Adaptation to Climate Change in Southern Africa by Charles Nhemachena and Rashid M. Hassan

Brief 8: Understanding Farmers’ Perceptions and Adaptations to Climate Change and Variability: The Case of the Limpopo Basin, South Africa by Wisdom Akpalu, Rashid M. Hassan and Claudia Ringler

Brief 9: Analysis of the Determinants of Farmers’ Choice of Adaptation Methods and Perceptions of Climate Change in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia by Temesgen T. Deressa, Rashid M. Hassan, Claudia Ringler, Tekie Alemu and Mahmud Yesuf

Brief 10: Climate Variability and Maize Yield in South Africa by Wisdom Akpalu, Rashid M. Hassan and Claudia Ringler.

Brief 11: The Impact of Climate Change and Adaptation on Food Production in Low-Income Countries: Evidence from the Nile Basin, Ethiopia by Mahmud Yesuf, Salvatore Di Falco, Temesgen Deressa, Claudia Ringler and Gunnar Kohlin .

Brief 12: Impacts of Considering Climate Variability on Investment Decisions in Ethiopia by Paul J. Block, Kenneth Strzepek, Mark Rosegrant and Xinshen Diao

Brief 13: Global Carbon Markets: Are There Opportunities for Sub-Saharan Africa? by Elizabeth Bryan, Wisdom Akpalu, Claudia Ringler and Mahmud Yesuf.

Brief 14: Integrated Management of the Blue Nile Basin in Ethiopia under Climate Variability and Climate Change by Paul J. Block, Kenneth Strzepek, Mark Rosegrant and Xinshen Diao

Brief 15: Economywide Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa by Alvaro Calzadilla , Tingju Zhu, Katrin Rehdanz, Richard S. J. Tol, and Claudia Ringler

Brief 16: Risk Aversion in Low-Income Countries: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia by Mahmud Yesuf and Randy Bluffstone

Brief 17: Are Soil and Water Conservation Technologies a Buffer Against Production Risk in the Face of Climate Change? by Edward Kato, Claudia Ringler, Mahmud Yesuf, and Elizabeth Bryan

Brief 18: Green and Blue Water Accounting in the Limpopo and Nile Basins: Implications for Food and Agricultural Policy by Timothy B. Sulser, Claudia Ringler, Tingju Zhu, Siwa Msangi, Elizabeth Bryan, and Mark W. Rosegrant

Brief 19: Climate Change Impacts in Ethiopia: Hydro-Economic Modeling Projections by Gene J.-Y. You and Claudia Ringler

Brief 20: Climate Change Impacts on Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa by Claudia Ringler, Tingju Zhu, Ximing Cai, Jawoo Koo, and Dingbao Wang