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Potential benefits of drought and heat tolerance for adapting maize to climate change in tropical environments
Climate change and population growth pose great challenges to the food security of the millions of people who grow maize in the already fragile agricultural systems in tropical environments. There is an urgent need for ...
Index insurance and climate risk management : addressing social equity
(John Wiley and Sons, 2018)
Motivation Fair distribution of benefits from index insurance matters. Lack of attention to social equity can reinforce inequalities and undermine the potential index insurance holds as a tool for climate risk management ...
Assessing farmer use of climate change adaptation practices and impacts on food security and poverty in Pakistan
Climate change is set to be particularly disruptive in poor agricultural communities. We assess the factors influencing farmers’ choice of climate change adaptation practices and associated impacts on household food security ...
Response to climate risks among smallholder farmers in Malawi : a multivariate probit assessment of the role of information, household demographics, and farm characteristics
Why do many smallholder farmers fail to adopt what appear to be relatively simple agronomic or management practices which can help them cope with climate-induced stressors? Using household and plot level data collected in ...
Analysis of risks in crop production due to climate change in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia
(Academic Journals, 2015)
This study was conducted to investigate historical climate dynamics and the resultant risks at four sites (Meki, Melkassa, Miesso and Ziway) in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia. It involved analysis of rainfall and ...
What’s the missing link? : reviewing Climate Change Polices in context of Indian agricultural sector
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2015)
Government of India has recently announced for special funds like National adaptation fund to handle market risks arising due to climatic variability. The operational protocol of this fund and other forthcoming initiatives have ...
Farmers' climate change adaptation options and their determinants in Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia
(Academic Journals, 2015)
Exploring micro-level evidences is critical to fine tune effective adaptation options to cope with the adverse impact of climate change. In this regard, detailed studies on climate change adaptation options are not available ...
Risks associated with dry soil planting time in Ethiopia
(International Network for Natural Sciences, 2015)
Dry soil planting is practiced in response to variable rainfall onset in Ethiopia to maximize use of the full season. Rainfall data of >30 years for seven locations were used to evaluate dry soil planting opportunities on ...
Impact of climate-change risk-coping strategies on livestock productivity and household welfare : empirical evidence from Pakistan
Using the primary datasets collected from 700 livestock farmers from all four major provinces of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan, this paper analyzes the impact of climate-change risk coping ...
Effect of climate change on spring wheat yields in North America and Eurasia in 1981-2015 and implications for breeding
(Public Library of Science, 2018)
Wheat yield dynamic in Canada, USA, Russia and Kazakhstan from 1981 till 2015 was related to air temperature and precipitation during wheat season to evaluate the effects of climate change. The study used yield data from ...