Beyond Agricultural Impacts Book

Beyond Agricultural Impacts


  • Author : Nkulumo Zinyengere
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128126257

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Beyond Agricultural Impacts: Multiple Perspectives on Climate Change in Africa presents the theories and methods commonly applied in climate change assessment from various locations in Africa, also inspiring further research that addresses the broad spectrum of societal impacts that result from altered climate status. Using case studies, the work provides insights into climate change impacts and adaptation with a lens on vulnerable groups in African agriculture, e.g. smallholder crop and livestock farmers, women and youth. The book also highlights areas of further interest in climate change and agriculture research in Africa, all done through views from multiple disciplines in the agriculture and climate change nexus. Presents themes, theories, tools and methods for mitigating the impact of climate change in African agriculture Highlights the research gaps and opportunities in research on climate change and agriculture Uses examples and cases to provide insights into shaping future research Provides insights from African countries, including Lesotho, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon

Beyond Agricultural Impacts Book

Beyond Agricultural Impacts


  • Author : Nkulumo Zinyengere
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-23
  • Genre: Agriculture
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 0128126248

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Beyond Agricultural Impacts Excerpt :

Beyond Agricultural Impacts: Multiple Perspectives on Climate Change in Africa presents the theories and methods commonly applied in climate change assessment from various locations in Africa, also inspiring further research that addresses the broad spectrum of societal impacts that result from altered climate status. Using case studies, the work provides insights into climate change impacts and adaptation with a lens on vulnerable groups in African agriculture, e.g. smallholder crop and livestock farmers, women and youth. The book also highlights areas of further interest in climate change and agriculture research in Africa, all done through views from multiple disciplines in the agriculture and climate change nexus. Presents themes, theories, tools and methods for mitigating the impact of climate change in African agriculture Highlights the research gaps and opportunities in research on climate change and agriculture Uses examples and cases to provide insights into shaping future research Provides insights from African countries, including Lesotho, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon

Looking Beyond the Horizon Book

Looking Beyond the Horizon


  • Author : William R. Sutton
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780821397688

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Looking Beyond the Horizon Excerpt :

Agriculture and climate change are inextricably linked, as agriculture is one of the most climate-sensitive of all sectors. In many countries, such as the four that are examined in this work, the risks of climate change for the agricultural sector are a particularly immediate and important problem because the majority of the rural population depends either directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. The risks of climate change cannot be effectively dealt with, and the opportunities cannot be effectively exploited, without a clear plan for aligning agricultural policies with climate change, for developing key agricultural institution capabilities, and for making needed infrastructure and on-farm investments. Developing such a plan ideally involves a combination of high-quality quantitative analysis and consultation with key stakeholders, particularly farmers, as well as local agricultural experts. The most effective plans for adapting the sector to climate change will involve both human and physical capital enhancements, but many of these investments can also enhance agricultural productivity right now, under current climate conditions. The experiences of Albania, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan, highlighted in this work, show that it is possible to develop a plan to meet these objectives; one that is comprehensive, empirically-driven, and yet consultative and quick to develop. This plan also relies heavily on rigorous modeling that recognizes the importance of temperature, precipitation, and general water availability in forecasting changes to farm output and that considers multiple crop types and also livestock. This work draws on the experience of applying this approach to these four nations in Europe and Central Asia with the ultimate goal to help each country mainstream climate change adaptation into agricultural policies, programs, and investments. It also highlights the projected impacts of climate change on agriculture in these countri

Beyond the business case for agricultural value chain development  An economywide approach applied to Egypt Book

Beyond the business case for agricultural value chain development An economywide approach applied to Egypt


  • Author : Breisinger, Clemens
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Beyond the business case for agricultural value chain development An economywide approach applied to Egypt Excerpt :

This paper goes beyond the “business” case for agricultural value chain development and presents an economy-wide framework to make the “development” case. We show that there are several key transmission channels that determine the economy-wide impacts of promoting various value chains, including forward and backward economic linkages, price responses, and net employment effects. These impacts all matter for household incomes, poverty, and dietary diversity. Results for Egypt show that agricultural value chain development generates economy-wide growth as well as growth in the agri-food system, but the impacts on employment suggest that agricultural growth can create new (and better) jobs in and beyond the agri-food system, but not necessarily more jobs. The results also show that productivity-driven agricultural growth in all crops is pro-poor and improves nutrition. However, potential adverse effects of livestock-led growth show that growth acceleration in single sectors can be negative, highlighting the importance of a systems analysis or, in our case, an economy-wide analysis. It is clear that no single sub-sector is best at achieving all the development outcomes examined. Moreover, the ranking of value chains by their development outcomes differs across sub-national regions. As such, results from this paper may provide useful decision support for the government and its development partners to select value chains depending on their priority development outcomes.

International conference on impacts of agricultural research and development  why has impact assessment research not made more of a difference  Book

International conference on impacts of agricultural research and development why has impact assessment research not made more of a difference


  • Author : David J. Watson
  • Publisher : CIMMYT
  • Release Date : 2023-02-09
  • Genre: Agriculture
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9789706481047

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International conference on impacts of agricultural research and development why has impact assessment research not made more of a difference Excerpt :

Proceedings of a conference by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the Interim Science Council, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Economics Program, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), 4-7 February 2002, San José, Costa Rica.

Farming in a Changing Climate Book

Farming in a Changing Climate


  • Author : Ellen Wall
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774840200

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Farming in a Changing Climate Excerpt :

In farming systems across Canada, effective risk management is necessary to deal with drought, flooding, and extreme weather, and to adapt to altered climate and weather conditions. Unfortunately, climate change risks and opportunities are not always well understood among researchers and policy makers in the Canadian agri-food sector. This book addresses that gap by providing a wide-ranging synopsis of what climate change means for Canadian agriculture, exploring different approaches to the topic, and presenting examples of current research. It covers all agricultural regions and a wide variety of commodity production and farming systems. This comprehensive survey synthesizes twenty years of research on climate change and Canadian agriculture.

Agricultural development  New perspectives in a changing world Book

Agricultural development New perspectives in a changing world


  • Author : Otsuka, Keijiro, ed.
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2021-01-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 798
  • ISBN 10 : 9780896293830

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Agricultural development New perspectives in a changing world Excerpt :

Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World is the first comprehensive exploration of key emerging issues facing developing-country agriculture today, from rapid urbanization to rural transformation to climate change. In this four-part volume, top experts offer the latest research in the field of agricultural development. Using new lenses to examine today’s biggest challenges, contributors address topics such as nutrition and health, gender and household decision-making, agrifood value chains, natural resource management, and political economy. The book also covers most developing regions, providing a critical global perspective at a time when many pressing challenges extend beyond national borders. Tying all this together, Agricultural Development explores policy options and strategies for developing sustainable agriculture and reducing food insecurity and malnutrition. The changing global landscape combined with new and better data, technologies, and understanding means that agriculture can and must contribute to a wider range of development outcomes than ever before, including reducing poverty, ensuring adequate nutrition, creating strong food value chains, improving environmental sustainability, and promoting gender equity and equality. Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World, with its unprecedented breadth and scope, will be an indispensable resource for the next generation of policymakers, researchers, and students dedicated to improving agriculture for global wellbeing.

Beyond Relief Book

Beyond Relief


  • Author : Luca Alinovi
  • Publisher : Practical Action Pub
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015082753297

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Beyond Relief Excerpt :

In many countries, prolonged conflicts result in food emergencies that recur over years or even decades. Initial humanitarian relief efforts are rarely replaced by programmes that offer a longer-term perspective on food security. This book provides examples of opportunities to bridge the gap between emergency relief and longer term developmental approaches, which can help us rethink how to support food security in protracted crises. Somalia, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo have all been affected by severe protracted crises. For the first time, evidence and in-depth analysis from these countries sheds light on how to support the livelihoods of local populations. Using concrete examples, Beyond Relief demonstrates how food security means different things in different contexts while also advocating a crosscutting learning process for longer-term approaches to protracted crisis. Published in association with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Agricultural Markets Beyond Liberalization Book

Agricultural Markets Beyond Liberalization


  • Author : Aad van Tilburg
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461545231

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Agricultural Markets Beyond Liberalization Excerpt :

Agricultural markets have entered a long-term process of liberalization, with the aim of reducing imposed market imperfections such as monopolistic public trade, entry barriers and subsidies. The experience of more than a decade of agriculture liberalization offers a good opportunity to review and analyze the outcome of this process and to draw lessons for the future. The central topic in Agricultural Markets Beyond Liberalization is the relationship between market structure and how markets perform in a dynamic context during a liberalization process. The topic is studied from both a micro and macro viewpoint and refers to different types of agricultural markets. This volume brings together the dynamics of agricultural markets in several parts of the world, with a special focus on transition economics and Africa. The different studies cover geographical areas as wide as a district as well as a group of countries, and institutions from individual contracts to multi-national organizations. The analysis of liberalization under different circumstances, and the different methods of analysis used by the authors provide a valuable foundation for the assessment of liberalization.

Reducing the Vulnerability of Albania s Agricultural Systems to Climate Change Book

Reducing the Vulnerability of Albania s Agricultural Systems to Climate Change


  • Author : William R. Sutton
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464800474

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Reducing the Vulnerability of Albania s Agricultural Systems to Climate Change Excerpt :

This World Bank study brings together the forecast climate change impacts, costs vs. benefits of adaptation measures, and recommendations from the work conducted in Albania.

Impacts of agricultural investments on growth and poverty  A review of literature Book

Impacts of agricultural investments on growth and poverty A review of literature


  • Author : Martin, Will
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2021-11-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Impacts of agricultural investments on growth and poverty A review of literature Excerpt :

Agricultural development is crucial in developing countries, and particularly in the poorest countries where it accounts for large shares of employment and income and whose poverty is due simply to having a large share of the workforce in low-productivity agriculture. Raising productivity in agriculture is critically important for development, as is smoothly moving workers out of agriculture into more productive employment in other sectors. Raising agricultural productivity helps both to raise incomes and to reduce poverty-both by raising the incomes of poor people working in agriculture and by lowering the prices of foods that make up a disproportionately large share of the expenditures of poor people. In small and open economies, the in-crease in profitability of agriculture following improvements in productivity might tend to retain or even attract workers into agriculture. By contrast, at a global level, or at national level when policy focusses on self-sufficiency, improvements in agricultural productivity will free up labor for employment in other sectors. Incomes are generally much higher in non-agricultural work in developing countries-more than double those in agriculture after careful adjustment for key differences. This raises the possibility of a double dividend from structural transformation as workers move into higher-productivity activities. A key question for development policy is whether it is enough to simply evaluate the gains from higher productivity within agriculture, or whether potential benefits from structural change be included as well. This paper examines the arguments on this question. It concludes that these dividends may be substantial-but whether they are or not depends on the source of the initial differences in productivity and on the direction of movement when agricultural productivity rises. If it results from policy barriers such as restrictions on the transfer of farmland or requirements for residence permits in urban areas, ther

Rethinking Food and Agriculture Book

Rethinking Food and Agriculture


  • Author : Ammir Kassam
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128164112

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Given the central role of the food and agriculture system in driving so many of the connected ecological, social and economic threats and challenges we currently face, Rethinking Food and Agriculture reviews, reassesses and reimagines the current food and agriculture system and the narrow paradigm in which it operates. Rethinking Food and Agriculture explores and uncovers some of the key historical, ethical, economic, social, cultural, political, and structural drivers and root causes of unsustainability, degradation of the agricultural environment, destruction of nature, short-comings in science and knowledge systems, inequality, hunger and food insecurity, and disharmony. It reviews efforts towards ‘sustainable development’, and reassesses whether these efforts have been implemented with adequate responsibility, acceptable societal and environmental costs and optimal engagement to secure sustainability, equity and justice. The book highlights the many ways that farmers and their communities, civil society groups, social movements, development experts, scientists and others have been raising awareness of these issues, implementing solutions and forging ‘new ways forward’, for example towards paradigms of agriculture, natural resource management and human nutrition which are more sustainable and just. Rethinking Food and Agriculture proposes ways to move beyond the current limited view of agro-ecological sustainability towards overall sustainability of the food and agriculture system based on the principle of ‘inclusive responsibility’. Inclusive responsibility encourages ecosystem sustainability based on agro-ecological and planetary limits to sustainable resource use for production and livelihoods. Inclusive responsibility also places importance on quality of life, pluralism, equity and justice for all and emphasises the health, well-being, sovereignty, dignity and rights of producers, consumers and other stakeholders, as well as of nonhuman animals an

Climate Impacts on Agricultural and Natural Resource Sustainability in Africa Book

Climate Impacts on Agricultural and Natural Resource Sustainability in Africa


  • Author : Bal Ram Singh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 637
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030375379

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Climate Impacts on Agricultural and Natural Resource Sustainability in Africa Excerpt :

This book discusses knowledge-based sustainable agro-ecological and natural resource management systems and best practices for sustained agricultural productivity and ecosystem resilience for better livelihoods under a changing climate. With a focus on agriculture in Africa, the book assesses innovative technologies for use on smallholder farms, and addresses some of the key Sustainable Development Goals to guide innovative responses and enhanced adaptation methods for coping with climate change. Contributions are based on 'Capacity Building for Managing Climate Change in Malawi' (CABMACC), a five-year program with an overall goal to improve livelihoods and food security through innovative responses and enhanced capacity of adaptation to climate change. Readers will discover more about sustainable crop production, climate smart agriculture, on-farm energy supply from biogas and the potential of soil carbon sequestration in crop-livestock systems.