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Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming

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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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Adaptation to Climate Change by Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania

Coretha Komba and Edwin Muchapondwa
In Sub-Saharan Africa, climate change is set to hit the agricultural sector the most and cause untold suffering particularly for smallholder farmers. To cushion themselves against the potential welfare losses, smallholder farmers need to recognize the changes already taking place in their climate...
Jun 2012
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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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