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Environmental Sciences - Global Change - Climate Change | Climate Change, Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods in Developing Countries

Climate Change, Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods in Developing Countries

Maharjan, Keshav Lall, Joshi, Niraj Prakash

2013, X, 176 p. 45 illus., 19 illus. in color.

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  • Explains methodologies for assessing the impact of climate change on agriculture and rural livelihoods
  • Discusses how climate change affects plant and animal physiology and thereby the agriculture sector
  • Assesses the extent of climate change in Nepalese agriculture as well as the impact on rural livelihoods in Nepal

This book is about climate change and its relation to agriculture and rural livelihoods. It starts by providing a basic understanding of climate change science followed by the relation of climate change to agriculture, the impact of which is discussed based on the particular impact of climate change on plant and animal physiology. The book further discusses the inclusion of the agriculture sector in various international climate change negotiations. It also reviews the cost and opportunities for agricultural projects through international climate change regimes, specifically the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol. With this background and case studies of Nepal, the book finally proceeds to an explanation of the methodologies used to assess the impact of climate change on agriculture.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods - Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) - Climate Change Regimes - Greenhouse Gases - Impacts of Climate Change - Kyoto Protocol - Perception of Climate Change by Rural People

Related subjects » Agriculture - Climate Change Impact - Geography - Global Change - Climate Change

Table of contents 

Background information on climate change and agriculture.- Global scenario of greenhouse gas emission.- Effects of climate change on plant and animal physiology.- Agriculture in international climate change negotiations.- Cost and opportunities from mitigation and adaptation in agriculture.- Methodologies to assess the impact of climate change in agriculture.- Effects of climate change on regional agriculture production, food price and food insecurity.- Climate change in Nepalese context: Impacts, mitigation issues, and relation with poverty.- Effect of climate variables on yield of major food-crops in Nepal: A time-series analysis.- Community perceptions of climate change and its impacts.

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Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India

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