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Climate risk management through sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ephraim Nkonya (), Frank Place (), John Pender (), Majaliwa Mwanjololo, Appollonia Okhimamhe, Edward Kato, Susana Crespo, Jupiter Ndjeunga and Sibiry Traore

No 1126, IFPRI discussion papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: Empirical evidence has shown that farmers can adapt to climate change by using sustainable land and water management (SLWM) practices that provide local mitigation benefits, reducing or offsetting the negative effects of climate change at the level of the plot, farm, or even landscape. However, adaptation to climate change using SLWM practices in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains low. This study was conducted to examine the impact of government policies on adaptation to climate change.

Keywords: Climate change; Sustainability; Water management; Adaptation; local institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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