Climate change adaptation strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa: foundations for the future
Cooper, P. J. M., Stern, R. D., Noguer, M. and Gathenya, J. M. (2013) Climate change adaptation strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa: foundations for the future. In: Singh, B. R. (ed.) Realities, Impacts Over Ice Cap, Sea Level and Risks. InTech Open, pp. 327-356. ISBN 9789535109341
To link to this article DOI: 10.5772/55133
Many institutions across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and many funding agencies that support them are currently engaged in initiatives that are targeted towards adapting rainfed agriculture to climate change. This does, however, present some very real and complex research and policy challenges. Given to date the generally low impact of agricultural research across SSA on improving the welfare of rainfed farmers under current climatic conditions, a comprehensive strategy is required if the considerably more complex challenge of adapting agriculture to future climate change is to bear fruit. In articulating such a strategy, it is useful to consider the criteria by which current successful initiatives should be judged.