Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture in Selected Asian Countries: Insights from micro-level studies and implications for policy

Bantilan, M C S and Mohan, G (2014) Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture in Selected Asian Countries: Insights from micro-level studies and implications for policy. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

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Abstract

Climate change is a big challenge to the agricultural sectors especially for the semi-arid tropic (SAT) areas in Asia. As is already well known, billions of people including the poor mainly depend on agriculture as a major source of livelihood. Moreover, agriculture is a key sector, which is highly vulnerable to climate change due to its prominent dependence on weather and climate. To cope with this challenge, farmers are required to adopt essential adaptation measures from time to time. In recent times, adaptation to climate change has been given increasing international attention as confidence in climate change projections is getting higher (Ole Mertz et al. 2009). In fact, each developing country will experience the effects of climate change in a different way, not only because of differences in the projected change of climate parameters, but also because of vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities that vary between nations and regions. Adaptation strategies for the vulnerable groups are crucial because failure to adapt could lead them to suffer from ‘significant deprivation, social disruption and population displacement, and even morbidity and mortality’ (Downing et al. 1997).

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
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Series Name: Policy Brief No. 25
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Climate change
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 04:18
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 08:43
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/7649
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