Download e-book for kindle: Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change: Transforming by Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao,

By Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao, Gummadi Sridhar

ISBN-10: 3319129996

ISBN-13: 9783319129990

ISBN-10: 3319130005

ISBN-13: 9783319130002

This ebook summarizes the proof from various African international locations concerning the neighborhood affects of weather swap, and the way farmers are dealing with present weather dangers. the several participants express how agricultural structures in constructing international locations are tormented by weather adjustments and the way groups arrange and adapt to those changes.

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IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Centres Non-governmental and community based organizations for rural development National agricultural research systems Ministries responsible for National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Regional clean development brokers Climate change Units Gender mainstreaming experts Private sector Development partners References Blanc E (2012) the impact of climate change on crop yields in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This study sought to identify existing knowledge sharing platforms and how researchers are making use of them to convey climate change information. Most respondents (42 %) preferred the agricultural extension system in delivering climate change information. This was followed by stakeholders meetings with 29 % of the respondents’ preference, conferences and workshops with 5 %, media (4 %), and climate change networks and internet with less than 1 % each (Fig. 1). However, the national agricultural system is severely constrained by staff and facilities, and is therefore very limited in its reach.

Therefore, an increase in temperature reduces the yield potential. On average, cereal yields are projected to decline by about 200 kg per ha with every one degree increase in temperature over and above the optimal temperatures. 1 Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change … 21 However, there are differences in the response of different crops and varieties. Maize seems to be more sensitive to changes in temperature than sorghum. In this line, the variety WH403 is more affected than DH04. • The data collected from various trials provided a good opportunity to calibrate and validate process-based crop simulation tools.

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