Science for Sustainable Societies

Strategies for Building Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Editors: Saito, O., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G., Takeuchi, K., Gyasi, E.A. (Eds.)

  • Presents holistic and transdisciplinary approach (the Ghana Model) to enhance resilience against climate and ecosystem changes
    Provides prediction of future climate and agricultural production through change downscaling and crop modelling
    Introduces integrated community-based resilience assessment and ecosystem-based adaption strategies

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About this book

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.

About the authors

Editors:

Osamu Saito, Ph.D, Academic Director/ Academic Programme Officer, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Tokyo, Japan


Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Ph.D., Director and Project Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study (UTIAS), Tokyo, Japan; Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Kanagawa, Japan


Edwin A. Gyasi, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Geography, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana


Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Agricultural Mechanisation and Irrigation Technology, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Toward Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa: Evidence from Northern Ghana

    Saito, Osamu (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • The Ghana Model for Resilience Enhancement in Semiarid Ghana: Conceptualization and Social Implementation

    Saito, Osamu (et al.)

    Pages 11-37

  • Response of Maize to Different Nitrogen Application Rates and Tillage Practices Under Two Slope Positions in the Face of Current Climate Variability in the Sudan Savanna of West Africa

    Danso, Isaac (et al.)

    Pages 41-58

  • Impact of Floods on Farmers’ Livelihoods in the Semi-arid Zone of Benin

    Bonou, Alice (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

  • Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change on the Livelihood and Adaptation Strategies of Smallholder Farmers in the Upper White Volta Basin of Ghana

    Amikuzuno, Joseph

    Pages 79-91

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  • ISBN 978-981-10-4794-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategies for Building Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa
Editors
  • Osamu Saito
  • Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic
  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi
  • Edwin A. Gyasi
Series Title
Science for Sustainable Societies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4796-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4796-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4794-7
Series ISSN
2197-7348
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 343
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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