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Strategies for Building Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018) Loot Price: R3,091
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Strategies for Building Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Osamu...

Strategies for Building Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)

Osamu Saito, Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Edwin A. Gyasi

Series: Science for Sustainable Societies

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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. The case studies were conducted at multiple scales - local, national, and regional - and incorporate the natural sciences, social sciences and engineering in a transdisciplinary manner while also integrating the needs of local communities. The book chiefly addresses three thematic areas, namely: Forecast and assessment of climate change impacts on agro-ecosystems; Risk assessment of extreme weather hazards and development of adaptive resource management methods; and Implementing capacity development programs for local leaders and practitioners. The collaborative nature of the project and the use of various quantitative and qualitative research technique s and methods - such as field surveys, questionnaires, focus group discussions, land use and cover change analysis, and climate downscaled modeling - make the book truly unique. Especially at a time when both long-term climate change and short-term extreme weather events such as droughts and floods are worsening, this book offers potential approaches to developing an integrated framework for assessing the local ability to cope with floods and droughts, and for enhancing the resilience of farming communities in developing countries, which are the most vulnerable to these changes and extreme weather events. As such, it will be of interest to a wider audience, including academics, professionals, and government officials alike.

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Imprint: Springer Verlag, Singapore
Country of origin: Singapore
Series: Science for Sustainable Societies
Release date: August 2017
First published: 2018
Editors: Osamu Saito • Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic • Kazuhiko Takeuchi • Edwin A. Gyasi
Dimensions: 235 x 155mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 343
Edition: 1st ed. 2018
ISBN-13: 978-981-10-4794-7
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Management of land & natural resources
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > Agricultural science
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Pollution & threats to the environment > Global warming
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics > Sustainability
LSN: 981-10-4794-4
Barcode: 9789811047947

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