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Climate Smart Agriculture

Building Resilience to Climate Change

Editors: Lipper, L., McCarthy, N., Zilberman, D., Asfaw, S., Branca, G. (Eds.)

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  • Operationalizes CSA within the context of economic decision-making
  • Uses a wide array of case studies to illustrate the strong real-world applicability of CSA
  • Addresses policy issues related to climate change
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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO license.

The book uses an economic lens to identify the main features of climate-smart agriculture (CSA), its likely impact, and the challenges associated with its implementation.  Drawing upon theory and concepts from agricultural development, institutional, and resource economics, this book expands and formalizes the conceptual foundations of CSA. Focusing on the adaptation/resilience dimension of CSA, the text embraces a mixture of conceptual analyses, including theory, empirical and policy analysis, and case studies, to look at adaptation and resilience through three possible avenues: ex-ante reduction of vulnerability, increasing adaptive capacity, and ex-post risk coping.

The book is divided into three sections. The first section provides conceptual framing, giving an overview of the CSA concept and grounding it in core economic principles. The second section is devoted to a set of case studies illustrating the economic basis of CSA in terms of reducing vulnerability, increasing adaptive capacity and ex-post risk coping. The final section addresses policy issues related to climate change. Providing information on this new and important field in an approachable way, this book helps make sense of CSA and fills intellectual and policy gaps by defining the concept and placing it within an economic decision-making framework. This book will be of interest to agricultural, environmental, and natural resource economists, development economists, and scholars of development studies, climate change, and agriculture. It will also appeal to policy-makers, development practitioners, and members of governmental and non-governmental organizations interested in agriculture, food security and climate change.

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Asfaw, Solomon (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • A Short History of the Evolution of the Climate Smart Agriculture Approach and Its Links to Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture Debates

    Lipper, Leslie (et al.)

    Pages 13-30

  • Economics of Climate Smart Agriculture: An Overview

    McCarthy, Nancy (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

  • Innovation in Response to Climate Change

    Zilberman, David (et al.)

    Pages 49-74

  • Use of Satellite Information on Wetness and Temperature for Crop Yield Prediction and River Resource Planning

    Basist, Alan (et al.)

    Pages 77-104

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61194-5
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Italia (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61193-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Smart Agriculture
Book Subtitle
Building Resilience to Climate Change
Editors
  • Leslie Lipper
  • Nancy McCarthy
  • David Zilberman
  • Solomon Asfaw
  • Giacomo Branca
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
52
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
FAO
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61194-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61194-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61193-8
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 630
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 97 illustrations in colour
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