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Cover for 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 ...

Author(s)
Deressa, T. T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural adaptation to climate change: new approaches to knowledge and learning.

This chapter focuses on knowledge needs for farm-level agricultural adaptation. Although there is a large literature exploring the many dimensions of, and barriers to, climate change adaptation, there has been little analysis of knowledge requirements for agricultural adaptation. This chapter...

Author(s)
Ingram, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Channelling the future? The use of seasonal climate forecasts in climate adaptation.

This chapter contributes to understanding the context of risk management by bringing together a diversity of literatures pertinent to the use of seasonal climate forecasts (SCFs). In particular, it examines the role of such forecasts in assisting agricultural producers to adapt to climate...

Author(s)
Rickards, L.; Howden, M.; Crimp, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry solutions for buffering climate variability and adapting to change.

This chapter focuses on increasing the adaptive capacity of agricultural systems in tropical and subtropical regions through agroforestry. Agroforestry as a concept resists and tries to counteract the way agriculture has been segregated from forests and forestry. The chapter reviews the hypothesis...

Author(s)
Noordwijk, M. van; Bayala, J.; Hairiah, K.; Lusiana, B.; Muthuri, C.; Khasanah, N.; Mulia, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of modelling in adapting and building the climate resilience of cropping systems.

This chapter focuses on the current applications of modelling tools for cropping system (i.e. barley) assessment under climate change. The contributions of these modelling approaches in enhancing the resilience of cropping systems are also discussed.

Author(s)
Kahiluoto, H.; Rötter, R.; Webber, H.; Ewert, F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Shaping sustainable intensive production systems: improved crops and cropping systems in the developing world.

This chapter focuses on the impacts of climate change on intensive maize and wheat production systems. Some technologies to close the yield gap to achieve sustainable intensification are also discussed.

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.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Enhancing climate resilience of cropping systems.

This chapter examines how a resilience approach may be used to learn about, and ultimately support, adaptations to increasing climate variation and uncertainty for cropping systems. The potential contributions of several commonly mentioned crop and soil management adaptation options in improving...

Author(s)
Webber, H.; Kahiluoto, H.; Rötter, R.; Ewert, F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adaptation of mixed crop-livestock systems in Asia.

This chapter focuses on the the current situation of mixed crop-livestock systems in Asia. The impacts of climate change and adaptation of crop-livestock systems are discussed and approaches to mitigating greenhouse gases through managing integrated farming systems are highlighted.

Author(s)
Hou FuJiang
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and integrated crop-livestock systems in temperate-humid regions of North and South America: mitigation and adaptation.

This chapter focuses on the types of integrated crop-livestock systems in North and South America and reviews soil organic C sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions in integrated crop-livestock systems. The impact of climate change on integrated crop-livestock systems are discussed and prospects ...

Author(s)
Franzluebbers, A. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for UK fruit and vegetable production - impacts of climate change and opportunities for adaptation.

This chapter focuses on the impact of climate change on the production of apples, strawberries and the main types of vegetable grown in the UK. The importance of anticipating and adapting to climate change in order to deliver good yields of quality products is also discussed.

Author(s)
Collier, R.; Else, M. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
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