Adjustment in Self-provisioning Societies

Jodha, N S and Mascarenhas, A C (1985) Adjustment in Self-provisioning Societies. In: Climate impact assessment: studies of the interaction of climate and society. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, pp. 437-464. ISBN 0471906344

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The impact of climate variation on society and appropriate methods for its assessment will vary according to the society that is being studied. In this chapter we focus on self-provisioning societies, bringing to bear evidence from India and Tanzania. We focus oh the variability of climate from one year to the next and over short groups of years, as these variations create pressing problems for self-provisioning societies. We also emphasize drought, which surpasses other climate variations in impact on these societies. For a discussion relevant to the effects of gradual long-term climate change on self-provisioning societies, see Parry (Chapter 14), who offers historical examples from Europe and North America. The question of impacts of seasonality is addressed here in part; for a more extensive treatment, see Chambers (1982). It is also informative to contrast the issues and approaches in this chapter with those in Pilgrim (Chapter 13), who describes social impact assessments undertaken in developed countries.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2011 03:13
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