Climate change and crop water use and productivity in Senegal
This study examined the impact of
climate change on selected crop water
use and production in several districts in
Senegal. It also analyzed and evaluated
strategies for adapting to climate change
so as to mitigate its negative effects on
agriculture in Senegal, which occupies
70% of the country’s working
population and contributes 11% of the
The social dimensions of adaptation to climate change in Mozambique
The purpose of the Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change (EACC) study is to better understand and estimate the true costs of adapting to climate change in less developed countries. The study is made up of three components. At a global level, there is an analysis of costs across different economic sectors. At a country level, there is an economic component and a social component, taking ...
Impacts of Climate Change on the Revenues and Adaptation of Farmers in Senegal
This study uses the Ricardian method to measure how climate affects net revenues. Using
empirical data about current farmers, it is designed to predict how climate change is likely to
affect future farmers in Senegal. The Ricardian method is a cross-sectional technique that
measures the factors that determine farmers’ net revenues (Mendelsohn et al. 1994). An
inquiry into 1080 sampled ...
Climate Change Impacts on Animal Husbandry in Africa: A Ricardian Analysis
This paper analyzes the impact of climate change on animal husbandry in Africa. It regresses the net revenue from raising animals in small and large farms across Africa on climate, soil, and other control variables to test the climate sensitivity of livestock. The study is based on a survey of over 9,000 farmers across 11 countries conducted by the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility. ...
A Structural Ricardian Analysis of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations in African Agriculture
This paper develops a Structural Ricardian model to measure climate change impacts that explicitly models the choice of farm type in African agriculture. This two stage model first estimates the type of farm chosen and then the conditional incomes of each farm type after removing selection biases. The results indicate that increases in temperature encourage farmers to adopt mixed farming and ...
The Impact of Climate Change on Livestock Management in Africa: A Structural Ricardian Analysis
This paper develops the structural Ricardian method, a new approach to modeling agricultural performance using cross-sectional evidence, and uses the method to study animal husbandry in Africa. The traditional Ricardian approach measures the interaction between climate and agriculture (Mendelsohn et al. 1994; Seo et al. 2005) but it does not reveal how farmers actually adapt. It is consequently ...
Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: A Microeconomic Analysis of Livestock Choice
This paper uses quantitative methods to examine the way African farmers have adapted livestock management to the range of climates found across the African continent. We use logit analysis to estimate whether farmers adopt livestock. We then use three econometric models to examine which species farmers choose: a primary choice multinomial logit, an optimal portfolio multinomial logit, and a ...
Analysis of Crop Water Use and Soil Water Balance in Burkina Faso Using CROPWAT
The analyses reported in this series focus mainly on quantitative assessment of the economic
impacts of climate change on agriculture and the farming communities in Africa, based on
both the cross-sectional (Ricardian) method and crop response simulation modeling. The
cross sectional analysis also allowed for assessing the possible role of adaptation. Moreover,
the project employed river-basin ...
The Impacts of Climate Change on Regional Water Resources and Agriculture in Africa
This paper summarizes the methods and findings of the hydrological assessment component of the project studying likely impacts of climate change on water resources and agriculture in Africa. The first phase of the study used a version of a conceptual rainfall-runoff model called WatBal (Water Balance) applied to gridded data to simulate changes in soil moisture and runoff across the whole ...
Actual Crop Water Use in Project Countries: A Synthesis at the Regional Level
This report aims to synthesize the results of a crop water use study conducted by country teams of the GEF/World Bank project, Regional Climate, Water, and Agriculture: Impacts on and Adaptation of Agro-ecological Systems in Africa. It also presents the results of the second phase of the study based on climate change scenarios, conducted by the South Africa country team. The actual ...
The Health Impact of Extreme Weather Events in Sub-Saharan Africa
Extreme weather events are known to have serious consequences for human health and are predicted to increase in frequency as a result of climate change. Africa is one of the regions that risks being most seriously affected. This paper quantifies the impact of extreme rainfall and temperature events on the incidence of diarrhea, malnutrition and mortality in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa. ...
The social dimensions of adaptation to climate change in Ghana
The program's objective is to assist decision makers in developing countries in integrating adaptation measures into national development strategies, policies, and budgets. The economics of adaptation to climate change is a new research area and no agreed methodology to assess overall costs has yet emerged. The study is intended to help decision makers in developing countries to better ...
Editorial: Working with people for watershed management
Policy advice about the management of natural resources is based on theory and observations
about particular resources: water, fisheries, forests, rangelands, and minerals. These resource
stocks generate flows of benefits of interest to people; the resource stock is assumed to degrade or
improve as a result of overuse or deliberate conservation. Management and property rights
regimes are shown to ...