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Potential socio-economic implications of future climate change and variability for Nigerien agriculture: A countrywide dynamic CGE-Microsimulation analysis

Jean-Marc Montaud (), Nicolas Pecastaing and Mahamadou Tankari ()
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Jean-Marc Montaud: CATT - Centre d'Analyse Théorique et de Traitement des données économiques - UPPA - Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
Nicolas Pecastaing: CATT - Centre d'Analyse Théorique et de Traitement des données économiques - UPPA - Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

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Abstract: This study explores the potential economic and social effects induced by a possible future deterioration of weather conditions on Niger's agriculture. Our scenarios over a 25 year period rely on both long term climate change deterministic features and climate variability stochastic features which take into account a higher than normal frequency of severe droughts. Using a microsimulated Dynamic Recursive Computable General Equilibrium model, we show how a long run mean decrease in main crop yields could adversely affect growth, poverty and food security in the country and how more severe drought would worsen these negative effects. However, we also show that there would appear to be some room for manœuvre for coping strategies for Niger such as improving the rural road network, adopting modern crop varieties or, to a lesser extent, extending irrigation capacity.

Keywords: General equilibrium; Food security; Niger; Poverty; Agriculture; Climate change and variability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-06
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Published in Economic Modelling, Elsevier, 2017, 63, pp.128-142. ⟨10.1016/j.econmod.2017.02.005⟩

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DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2017.02.005

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