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Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming

South African attitudes about nuclear power: The case of the nuclear energy expansion

Nomsa Phindile Nkosi and Johane Dikgang
The objective of our study is to investigate households’ attitudes and willingness to pay (WTP) for the proposed second nuclear power plant in South Africa. Traditional analysis of such data has tended to ignore zero WTP values. A spike model which explicitly accounts for zero WTP is employed. We...
Jan 2018
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Counting the cost of drought induced productivity losses in an agro-based economy: The case of Uganda

Nicholas Kilimani, Jan van Heerden, Heinrich Bohlmann, Louise Roos
Climate variability can affect economies directly through its impact on agricultural output, and indirectly, through its effect on the activities of down-stream industries and household welfare. This paper uses a Computable General Equilibrium model with a disaggregated agricultural sector to...
Jun 2016
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Agriculture and adaptation to climate change: The Role of wildlife ranching in South Africa

Jackson Otieno and Edwin Muchapondwa
In this paper, we explored the role of wildlife in adaptation to climate change in areas predominantly used for livestock production in South Africa. Using a sample of 1071 wildlife and livestock farms we estimated a multinomial choice model of various adaptation options including livestock and...
Feb 2016
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An Economic Analysis of Climate Change and Wildlife Utilization on Private Land: Evidence from Wildlife Ranching in South Africa

Jackson Otieno and Edwin Muchapondwa
Wildlife ranching is emerging as a new frontier for wildlife conservation and alternative land use to agriculture in Southern Africa marginal areas. But wildlife sector also faces climate related challenges. In this study, we investigated the effects of climate change on the revenues of wildlife...
Oct 2015
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Gender Differences in Climate Change Risk, Food Security and Adaptation: A Study of Rural Households’ Reliance on Agriculture and Natural Resources to Sustain Livelihoods

B. Tibesigwa, M. Visser, L. Hunter, M. Collinson and W. Twine
Climate and weather variability in sub-Saharan Africa disproportionately leave female-headed households food insecure. However, the extent and reasons for these gender differences are, thus far, not well understood. This study examines gender-food-climate connections using longitudinal data from...
Sep 2015
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Small-scale Subsistence Farming, Food Security, Climate Change and Adaptation in South Africa: Male-Female Headed Households and Urban-Rural Nexus

Byela Tibesigwa and Martine Visser
This study examines the role of gender of the head of household on the food security of small-scale subsistence farmers in urban and rural areas of South Africa, using the exogenous switching treatment-effects regression framework. Our results show that agriculture contributes to food security of...
Jun 2015
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Climate change and economic growth in sub-Sahara Africa: A nonparametric evidence

Paul Alagidede and George Adu
Climate change has been classed as the greatest and urgent global issue facing humanity today, yet the empirics of the debate remain largely muted, more so with reference to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where the impact of warming global temperatures are forecasted to have the worst impact. This paper...
Sep 2014
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Effects of climatic conditions and agro-ecological settings on the productive efficiencies of small-holder farmers in Ethopia

Temesgen Tadesse Deressa
This study argues that the adaptation measures farmers take to reduce the negative impacts of climate change do affect farmers’ efficiency of production. To support this argument, two steps were followed to understand how climatic factors especially long term average seasonal rainfall and...
Jun 2011
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