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Cover for Rangeland ecology.

Rangelands research in arid and semi-arid sub-Saharan Africa has been reinvigorated by renewed government and donor interest in pastoral livelihoods. The challenges facing productive rangelands remain competition over resources, which has been exacerbated by armed conflict; overuse of some...

Author(s)
Ericksen, P.; Hiernaux, P.; Ayantunde, A.; Thornton, P. K.; Sircely, J.; Robinson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Case Study Zanzibar: Climate change and tourism in Zanzibar: interrogating impacts and interventions.

This chapter examines the climate change and non-climate stressors impacting upon almost every economic sector in Zanzibar, including tourism. Various climate- and tourism-related policy interventions introduced in Zanzibar are also reviewed.

Author(s)
Said, T.; Muzaini, H.; Duim, R. van der
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crisis and conflict in agriculture.

This volume sets out to explore the dialectic relating agriculture, crisis and conflict, and attempts to expand the knowledge on these interactions. Part 1 of the volume (chapters 1-6) discusses thematic issues and methodological approaches to understanding the intersection of agriculture, crisis...

Author(s)
Zurayk, R.; Woertz, E.; Bahn, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book
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Cover for The challenges of climate change on the livelihood and sustainable development of selected coastal communities in Nigeria's Niger Delta (1990-2015).

The study presented in this chapter examined and assessed the challenges of climate change and its impact on seven selected coastal communities in Nigeria's Niger Delta region. The study proposed that there is no strong relationship between adverse climate change and sustainable development in the...

Author(s)
Etekpe, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and coping strategies for sustainable food production among small-scale farmers in Nigeria.

This chapter discusses the meaning of climate change, capacity building, sustainable agricultural development and the implications for sustainable food production. Furthermore, the causes of climate change (both human (anthropogenic) and natural causes) are addressed, along with the impact of...

Author(s)
Ayanda, I. F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 'I will continue to fight them': local knowledge, everyday resistance and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid Tanzania.

This chapter argues that the tensions also represent a bigger challenge, namely that while studies of local knowledge (LK) and adaptation have been good at bringing out what can potentially be achieved by integration of local knowledge, there has been less focus and attention in the adaptation...

Author(s)
Naess, L. O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social and institutional dynamics of mobility as an adaptation to climate change.

This chapter seeks to understand how the relationship between climate change and mobility has evolved during the past two decades, from an understanding of climate change as a direct cause of mobility to a more complex understanding that includes multiple factors that are unrelated to climate...

Author(s)
Aben, C.; Friis-Hansen, E.; Nakendo, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Competing interests over natural resources and adaptation to climate change: the case of rice cultivation in the Gweri wetlands, Uganda.

This chapter analyses the extent to which, and how, the combination of two trends are responsible for the increased tension between different land-use groups that has emerged over the past decade: climate change and the commercialization of rice cultivation. The chapter aims to examine the...

Author(s)
Aben, C.; Friis-Hansen, E.; Bashaasha, B.; Okiror, J. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Local political processes and the management of the Awoja watershed in Eastern Africa.

This chapter explores the political character of natural resource management in a changing climate and, in particular, the local political process that influences the management of natural resources in the Awoja watershed in eastern Uganda. Using a cross-sectional survey design that involves both...

Author(s)
Aben, C.; Friis-Hansen, E.; Agea, J.; Okiror, J. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Political ecology of climate change management in rural Uganda.

This chapter discusses the concept of political ecology in climate change management in the context of decentralized natural resource governance in rural Uganda. The presentation of the concept draws a connection between political, economic and social drivers and alterations to traditional access...

Author(s)
Aben, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter

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