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Climate change and food sytems resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa

Li Ching Lim

Climate change and food sytems resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Li Ching Lim

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricultural systems,
  • Climate change mitigation,
  • Sustainable agriculture,
  • Food security,
  • Organic farming,
  • Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Lim Li Ching, Sue Edwards and Nadia El-Hage Scialabba
    ContributionsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Conference on Ecological Agriculture: Mitigating Climate Change, Providing Food Security and Self-Reliance for Rural Livelihoods in Africa (2008 : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsS473.A357 C55 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 436 p. :
    Number of Pages436
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25071106M
    ISBN 109251068763
    ISBN 109789251068762
    LC Control Number2011492606
    OCLC/WorldCa747314171

      1. Introduction. Biodiversity is fundamental for ecosystem functioning, sustainable agricultural production [] and the attainment of food and nutritional security [2,3,4], yet only a few crop species are utilised for food production throughout the world [].The more diverse farming systems are, the more resilient they are in the face of biotic and abiotic stresses and enhancing food and. As vacations end and many parts of the world prepare to head back to school and work, a little reeducation may be in order. We recently shared our favorite books for budding environmentalists, but if your tastes skew a little older, we’ve got you Day Network pulsed its staff for their favorite books on the environment, and here’s what they’re recommending this season.

      These include disappearance of traditional fruits, herbs, vegetables, mushrooms, wild foods and other coping mechanisms. It is expected that as the world climate continues to change, 5 plant species in sub-Saharan Africa will decrease in size or shift to other agro-ecological zones due to climate change (Levin and Pershing, ). Smallholder livestock farmers (SLF) are important in research and policy development agenda because of the everlasting issue of food insecurity and the livelihoods in sub-Sahara Africa. Lack of access to technologies and information, poor infrastructure and lack of access to markets and environmental factors play a key role in deterring sustainable smallholder livestock farming.

    Climate change will have a gr eat impact on Southern Africa according to the IPCC. Two closely related topics, food security and health will be affected by the changes in many ways. WASHINGTON, April 9, ‒ The COVID (coronavirus) outbreak has set off the first recession in the Sub-Saharan Africa region in 25 years, with growth forecast between and % in from a modest % in , according to the latest Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s bi-annual analysis of the state of the region’s economies.


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Climate change and food sytems resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa by Li Ching Lim Download PDF EPUB FB2

[NAIROBI] Food prices could increase while farmers are paid less for their produce as climate shocks deepen problems in Sub-Saharan Africa’s struggling food systems, an agricultural researcher says. Reacting to a recent report on resetting broken food systems being hit hard by climate change, Timothy Njagi, a research fellow at Kenya-based Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and.

Food prices could increase while farmers are paid less for their produce as climate shocks deepen problems in Sub-Saharan Africa's struggling food systems. climate change and food systems resilience in sub-saharan africa.

edited by lim li ching, sue edwards and nadia el-hage scialabba conference on ecological agriculture: mitigating climate change, providing food security and self -reliance for rural livelihods in africa [kb]. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SYSTEMS RESILIENCE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA GENERAL vIEwS The Conference heard several presentations and discussed the challenges facing African agriculture, not least among them the global food crisis, climate change and the conflicts with inappropriate biofuels development.

Moreover, land degradation. Climate change and food systems resilience in sub-Saharan Africa Climate change and food systems resilience in sub-Saharan Africa. Published Jan Authors L. Ching (ed), S. Edwards (ed), N. Scialabba (ed), false. Publisher. Food and Agriculture Organization of the.

Responding to climate change and food insecurity; Climate Resilient Agricultural Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa; Tools for safe and sustainable artisanal fishing; The resilience and sustainability of small farms; Prediction of food security crises and effective responses.

This book summarizes studies on climate and ecosystem change adaptation and resilience in Africa (CECAR-Africa), a collaboration with the goal of creating an integrated resilience enhancement strategy as a potential model for semi-arid regions across Sub-Saharan Africa by combining climate change and ecosystem change research.

Supporting adaptation and resilience to major climate impacts like the catastrophic floods in Kenya—and preparing countries for a low-carbon, climate resilient and sustainable future—is at the heart of the World Bank’s Africa Climate Business Plan (ACBP), which has already delivered $17 billion through International Development.

In sub-Saharan Africa, 74 percent of women’s nonagricultural employment is informal, compared with 61 percent for men. Recommendations for supporting the resiliency of African food systems.

Resilient Food Systems (RFS) is one of the three Integrated Approach Pilots funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).The programme is committed to fostering sustainability and resilience for food security in sub-Saharan Africa, contributing to a paradigm shift in the continent’s agriculture: one which emphasises the importance of natural capital and ecosystem services to enhance.

1. Introduction. Growing research suggests that climate change is contributing to the displacement of people across sub-Saharan Africa as they retreat for safety and subsistence (Barrios et al.,Mastrorillo et al., ).).

People’s ability to temporarily retreat for safety or to permanently resettle in new places where they can rebuild and recoup is an often necessary feature of. By taking action now, countries can build more resilient and productive food systems in sub-Saharan Africa that will support food security during the pandemic and beyond.

Climate change is having and will increasingly have more severe implications on food security in Africa. As stated by the IPCC: “Agricultural production and food security (including access to food) in many African countries and regions are likely to be severely compromised by climate change and climate variability” (IPCC, ).

Climate change: Building smallholder resilience in sub-Saharan Africa Small farms inhabit some of the most at-risk landscapes, including hillsides, deserts and floodplains Mon, Aug 3. Growing evidence suggests that there is a correlation between climate change and increasing levels of human population displacement in sub-Saharan Africa.

Over the last two decades, stakeholders have established various resilience-building programs to mitigate climate disaster risks and their adverse impacts on life and livelihoods across the. We still don’t know for sure what caused this outbreak, but some scientists have linked its spread with climate change.

Hotter temperatures long term: Average global temperatures are expected to rise over the coming decades, which could lead to desertification and smaller harvests in Sub-Saharan Africa. If global temperatures increase by 4. Get this from a library. Climate change and food systems resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa.

[Li Ching Lim; Sue Edwards; Nadia Scialabba; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.;] -- This volume demonstrates the possibility of harmonizing agricultural production with the wellbeing of the biosphere - and that this can be achieved in Africa, our biosphere's least developed.

The COVID pandemic has exposed huge vulnerabilities and inequalities in food systems. They are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change: to droughts, floods, typhoons, sea-level rise – the current locust outbreak in East Africa.

But they are also part of the problem, contributing about one third of global greenhouse gas emissions and being highly inequitable too. In six sections, the book addresses the sustainable development goals to mitigate the negative impacts on agricultural productivity brought about by climate change in Africa.

Some of the challenges assessed include soil degradation, land use changes, natural resource mismanagement, declining crop productivity, and economic stagnation. In these highly uncertain and rapidly changing times, the SADC (Southern African Development Community) region, like many regions in Africa, remains fundamentally dependent on a resilient agricultural system and natural resource base.

Climate change still poses the greatest threat to the agricultural system and therefore technical capacity is needed to address these future impacts and. Current environmental disasters in food-insecure countries, such as the desert locust in West Africa and parts of India, are a result of climate change.

Extractive farming methods, like tilling, only exacerbate the effects of climate change.The Dynamics of Climate Change Adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of Climate-Smart Agriculture among Small-Scale Farmers and practices help build a resilient agri-food system .climate change on food security and livelihoods.

The framework is then employed to structure a review of findings about climate change and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation (IVA) Researchers addressing climate change IVA have studied issues related to food security using several approaches.