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Climate change adaptation strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa: foundations for the future


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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

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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.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Walker Institute for Climate System Research
Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:32055
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Publisher:InTech Open
Publisher Statement:© 2013 Cooper et al., licensee InTech. This is an open access chapter distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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