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Climate Change and Food Security in West Asia and North Africa

Sivakumar, M.V.K., Lal, R., Selvaraju, R., Hamdan, I. (Eds.)

2013, XI, 423 p. 109 illus., 78 illus. in color.

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  • Provides a comprehensive description of projected climate change in West Asia and North Africa (WANA)
  • Discusses the impacts of climate change on food security in different sub-regions of WANA
  • Presents ideas for the development of policies to better adapt to climate change in WANA

The countries of West Asia and North Africa (WANA) have long had the challenge of providing sustainable livelihoods for their populations in the fragile ecosystems of semi-arid and arid areas.  Climate change is already a reality in WANA and it places additional constraints on the already fragile ecosystems of dry areas and limited natural resources in WANA.  Hence there is an urgency to develop, and strengthen further, research and technology transfer on adaptation, mitigation and production system resilience. A comprehensive and integrated approach to planning and implementing the climate change adaptation strategies across the wide range of agro-ecosystems in different countries in WANA could help both the planners and the local communities to deal effectively with the projected impacts and also contribute to overall sustainability of agricultural production systems. 
This book addresses the important issue of climate change and food security in West Asia and North Africa and presents perspectives from different sub-regions in WANA.  The mitigation and adaptation options for different agroeconomic sectors in WANA as well as policy, financial, institutional and cooperation issues are discussed.  These could help in the development of new policies to better adapt agriculture production systems and enhance food security in WANA.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Climate Change - Food Security - Mitigation and Adaptation Options - Policy and financial innovations - Regional Adaptation Framework

Related subjects » Agriculture - Atmospheric Sciences - Global Change - Climate Change - Soil Science - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Part I Climate Change in West Asia and North Africa
1 Climate Change in West Asia and North Africa (WANA): Overview; Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Alex C. Ruane, and Jose Camacho
2 Implications of Climate Change for Agriculture and Food Security in the Western Asia and Northern Africa Region; Ramasamy Selvaraju
Part II Climate Change and Environment
3 Climate Change and Soil Quality in the WANA Region; Rattan Lal
4 Conserving Green and Blue Water in the WANA Region; Hamed Daly-Hassen, Yves Birot, Carlos Gracia and Marc Palahi
5 Climate Change and Land Use in the WANA Region with a Specific Reference to Morocco; Mostafa Ibrahim and Rattan Lal
6 Responses of Insect Pests to Climate Change: Effects and Interactions of Temperature, CO2 on Soil Quality; Vanessa L. Muilenberg and Daniel A. Herms
7 Climate Change and Locusts in the WANA Region; Keith Cressman
Part III Climate Change and Food Security: Perspectives from WANA Sub-Regions
8 Climate Change Impact on WANA: Key Researchable Issues and Proposed Measures; Ibrahim Hamdan and Susanna Smets
9 Climate Variability and Change in North African Countries; F. Driouech, S. Ben Rached, T. El Heirech
10 Climate Change in Drylands of the Eastern Mediterranean: from Assessment Methods to Adaptation Strategies; E. De Pauw and W. Göbel
11 Climate Change and Food Security in the Nile Valley and Red Sea; Ayman F. Abou Hadid
12 Food Security and Climate Change in West Asia; Ibrahim Ortas and Rattan Lal
Part IV Mitigation and Adaptation Options for Different Agroeconomic Sectors in WANA
13 Mitigation and Adaptation Options for Rainfed Agriculture in West Asia and North Africa; Awni Taimeh
14 Mitigation and Adaptation Options of Climate Change in Irrigated Agriculture in Arab Countries; Dia El-Din El Quosy
15 Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Options for the Livestock Sector in the West Asia and North Africa; Markos Tibbo and Jeannette van de Steeg
16 Afforestation Potential in the WANA Region to Sequester Carbon and Improve Soil Quality; Roger A. Williams
Part V Policy, Financial, Institutional and Cooperation Issues
17 Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change into the Development Agenda; Nasri Haddad and Kamel Shideed
18 Possible Financial Innovations and Market Mechanisms at the National Level to Cope with Climate Change in WANA Region; S.V.R.K. Prabhakar
19 Economic Impacts of Climate Change in the Arab World: A Summary of Case Studies from Syria, Tunisia and Yemen; Clemens Breisinger, Perrihan Al-Riffai and Manfred Wiebelt
20 Human Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation: Factors that Influence Behaviours; Eric Toman and Richard Moore
Part VI Regional Agricultural Adaptation and Mitigation Framework for Climate Change in WANA
21 Regional Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the WANA Region; Ghassan Hamdallah
22 Adaptation Strategies for Different Sectors in the WANA Region – Summaries of Breakout Group Discussions; Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Faisal Awawdeh, Nasri Haddad, Ibrahim Hamdan, Mark Holderness, Rattan Lal, Ibrahim Ortas, and Selvaraju Ramasamy
Part VII Conference Declaration
23 Kuwait Declaration

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