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Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems.

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Chapter 18 (Page no: 271)

What are the factors that dictate the choice of coping strategies for extreme climate events? The case of farmers in the Nile basin of Ethiopia.

This chapter argues that it is the differences in households' socioeconomic and environmental characteristics that affect the choice of coping strategies rather than the type of extreme event. In other words, a household employs what is at its disposal to cope with an extreme climate event, whether that extreme might be, drought, flood or hail storm. This chapter identifies and analyses the factors affecting farmers' choice of coping mechanisms for extreme climate events in Ethiopia's Nile Basin without differentiating between coping strategies adopted by farmers against a particular event like drought, flood or hail storm. In doing so, it argues that knowledge of the factors dictating farmers' selection of a particular coping method can assist in government policy interventions to reduce the harmful impacts of climate extremes.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems - introduction. Author(s): Fuhrer, J. Gregory, P. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Climate projections for 2050. Author(s): Rummukainen, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 17) Rainfed intensive crop systems. Author(s): Olesen, J. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 31) Climate sensitivity of intensive rice-wheat systems in tropical Asia: focus on the Indo-Gangetic plains. Author(s): Singh, A. K. Pathak, H.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 47) Climate change challenges for low-input cropping and grazing systems - Australia. Author(s): Crimp, S. Howden, M. Stokes, C. Schroeter, S. Keating, B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 69) Diversity in organic and agroecological farming systems for mitigation of climate change impact, with examples from Latin America. Author(s): Rossing, W. A. H. Modernel, P. Tittonell, P. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 88) UK fruit and vegetable production - impacts of climate change and opportunities for adaptation. Author(s): Collier, R. Else, M. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 110) Intensive livestock systems for dairy cows. Author(s): Collier, R. J. Hall, L. W. Smith, J. F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 124) Climate change and integrated crop-livestock systems in temperate-humid regions of North and South America: mitigation and adaptation. Author(s): Franzluebbers, A. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 140) Land managed for multiple services. Author(s): Aspinall, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 155) Adaptation of mixed crop-livestock systems in Asia. Author(s): Hou FuJiang
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 167) Enhancing climate resilience of cropping systems. Author(s): Webber, H. Kahiluoto, H. Rötter, R. Ewert, F.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 186) Shaping sustainable intensive production systems: improved crops and cropping systems in the developing world. Author(s): Stirling, C. Hellin, J. Cairns, J. Silverblatt-Buser, E. Tefera, T. Ngugi, H. Gbegbelegbe, S. Tesfaye, K. Chung, U. Sonder, K. Cox, R. A. Verhulst, N. Govaerts, B. Alderman, P. Reynolds, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 204) The role of modelling in adapting and building the climate resilience of cropping systems. Author(s): Kahiluoto, H. Rötter, R. Webber, H. Ewert, F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 216) Agroforestry solutions for buffering climate variability and adapting to change. Author(s): Noordwijk, M. van Bayala, J. Hairiah, K. Lusiana, B. Muthuri, C. Khasanah, N. Mulia, R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 233) Channelling the future? The use of seasonal climate forecasts in climate adaptation. Author(s): Rickards, L. Howden, M. Crimp, S.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 253) Agricultural adaptation to climate change: new approaches to knowledge and learning. Author(s): Ingram, J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Africa Growth Initiative, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institute, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642895
  • Record Number
  • 20143234530