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Responding to future regime shifts with agrobiodiversity: A multi-level perspective on small-scale farming in Uganda

Marta Kozicka, Elisabetta Gotor (), Walter Ocimati, Tamar de Jager, Enoch Kikulwe and Jeroen C.J. Groot

Agricultural Systems, 2020, vol. 183, issue C

Abstract: We analyse the impact of two large-scale regime shifts caused by disease incidence or climate change, and associated crop productivity and price changes, on banana-based smallholders in Uganda. We evaluate these farmers' vulnerability and assess the potential of using increased crop diversity to improve their resilience. We further explore trade-offs and synergies between environmental, economic and nutritional outcomes faced by the farmers in their decision making when a regime shift occurs. We simulate the large-scale scenarios with the IMPACT model and use the results obtained to assess their effect at the local level using the bio-economic farm-household model, FarmDESIGN.

Keywords: Agricultural biodiversity; Vulnerability and resilience; Integrated modelling; Smallholder farmer; Climate change; Banana disease (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2020.102864

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