Scoping climate change adaptation strategies for smallholder farmers in East Africa - a multi-dimensional, multi-scenario impact assessment

L.F.G. Claessens, J.M. Antle, J.J. Stoorvogel, R.O. Valdivia, P.K. Thornton, M. Herrero

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Abstract

This chapter assesses the characteristics of current and future agricultural systems, land use, agricultural output, output price, cost of production, and farm and household size in response to climate change. This analysis also compared both current and projected future climate (2030), with and without adaptation, and for different socioeconomic scenarios (Representative Agricultural Pathways, RAPs) in two study areas in Kenya. A new approach to impact assessment, the Tradeoff Analysis Model for Multi-Dimensional Impact Assessment (TOA-MD) was adopted for this analysis, which simulated technology adoption and associated economic, environmental and social outcomes in a heterogeneous farm population for a regional impact assessment. These case studies yield new insights into the way that adaptation strategies could improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers operating in the mixed crop-livestock systems in East Africa.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Climate change challenges and adaptations at farm-level: case studies from Asia and Africa
EditorsN.P. Singh, C. Bantilan, K. Byjesh, S. Nedumaran
PublisherCABI
Pages138-145
ISBN (Print)9781780644639
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameCABI Climate Change Series

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