By Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao, Gummadi Sridhar
This e-book summarizes the proof from diversified African international locations concerning the neighborhood affects of weather swap, and the way farmers are dealing with present weather hazards. different members convey 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 good baseline study to complement earlier efforts on the possible effects of climate change in vulnerable, poor countries is therefore urgently needed, before sustainable mitigation measures can be implemented that will stabilize or stimulate economic growth in the long-term. Adaptation and mitigation strategies are two general responses to manage effects of climate change and variability. Although adaptation represents the best coping option against agricultural output reduction and hence resulting in improved livelihood of small holder farmers; mitigation actions will contribute to global efforts of greenhouse gas emissions reduction, sequestration of carbon as practical measures for climate change recovery, taking advantage of the carbon storage capacity of tropical environment and improving ecosystem services of the natural resource (FAO 2001; World Bank 2012).
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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.