By Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao, Gummadi Sridhar
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This could be attributed to limited knowledge of appropriate methodology to distil relevant decision-relevant information from the spectrum of available information on climate change projections, availability of the information in user-unfriendly formats, and lack of information sharing protocols. There is need to reverse this trend. Most respondents (42 %) preferred the agricultural extension system in delivering climate change information. This was followed by stakeholders meetings with 29 % of the respondents’ preference, conferences and workshops with 5 %, media (4 %), and climate change networks and internet with less than 1 % each.
Ex-ante assessment to quantify the current climate yield gap and risks associated with locally adopted and improved management practices at analogue locations conducted. • Stakeholders’ perceptions about climate variability and change, and their impacts on crop management, production and other livelihood activities at analogue locations documented. 2. Through the combined use of long-term daily climate data, crop growth simulation models and participatory surveys with farmers, the implications of both current and future climate change production risks at the analogue locations identiﬁed and quantiﬁed • The capacity of local scientists and research organisations to build, analyse and utilize high quality climate data fostered.
2 Improving Livelihoods in Semi-arid Regions of Africa … 29 Key Interventions I. There is need ﬁrst of all to quantify vulnerability to climate change, adaptation approaches by systematic monitoring across landscapes and identify barriers to successful mainstreaming of these adaptation measures in country national plans. II. This needs to be followed by developing, promoting and adapting site speciﬁc mitigation/adaptation measures for various crop-livestock land use systems III. Thirdly, development of Policy, Legal and Regulatory frameworks in order to create an enabling environment for the implementation, promotion and scaling of climate risk management and adaptation interventions needs to be emphasized.
Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change: Transforming Rural Livelihoods by Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao, Gummadi Sridhar