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Climate variability and climate change: Impacts on Kenyan agriculture

Mario Herrero, Claudia Ringler, Jeannette van de Steeg, Philip Thornton, Tingju Zhu, Elizabeth Bryan, Abisalom Omolo, Jawoo Koo () and An Notenbaert

No 1, Project notes from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: Characteristic of much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya is highly vulnerable to climate change. The country and greater region already experience high temperatures and relatively low but highly variable precipitation while their economies remain dependent on rainfed agriculture. Adoption of modern technology is low; poverty remains widespread; and infrastructure under-developed. In order to devise adaptation strategies for smallholders in Kenya, researchers need to assess the impact of climate change and variability on the agriculture sector and economy. This project note is based on a report that gives an overview and analysis of climate variability, climate change, and their respective agricultural impacts.

Keywords: KENYA; EAST AFRICA; AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA; AFRICA; Climate change; Smallholders; Climate variability; Impact analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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