Agriculture and Ecosystem Resilience in Sub Saharan Africa

Livelihood Pathways Under Changing Climate

  • Yazidhi Bamutaze
  • Samuel Kyamanywa
  • Bal Ram Singh
  • Gorettie Nabanoga
  • Rattan Lal

Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Transformative Agriculture: Science and Policy Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nabalegwa Muhamud Wambede, Asaba Joyfred, Alule Rhombe Jimmy
      Pages 29-52
    3. Kevin Z. Mganga, Dickson M. Nyariki, Nashon K. R. Musimba, Agnes W. Mwang’ombe
      Pages 53-68
    4. Alfred Obia, Vegard Martinsen, Gerard Cornelissen, Trond Børresen, Andreas Botnen Smebye, Jose Luis Munera-Echeverri et al.
      Pages 129-144
    5. Pasquale Tiberio D. Moilinga, Tahani Ali Hassan
      Pages 181-212
    6. Peter Rogers Ruvuga, Ismail Said Selemani, Anthony Zozimus Sangeda
      Pages 237-256
  3. Landscape Processes, Human Security and Governance

  4. Climate Risk Management in Tropical Africa

  5. ICT for Ecosystems and Human Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 573-573
    2. Doreen Tuheirwe-Mukasa, Magne Haveraaen, Julianne Sansa-Otim, Benjamin Kanagwa, Godfrey Rwamahe Mujuni
      Pages 571-593
    3. Tatu Said Mnimbo, Joyce Lyimo-Macha, Justin Kalisti Urassa, Khalmadin D. Mutabazi
      Pages 653-671
    4. Nabanoga N. Gorettie, Namaalwa J. Justine, Bomuhangi Allan
      Pages 673-690
    5. Florence Birungi Kyazze, Narisi Mubangizi, Paul Isolo Mukwaya, Samuel Kyamanywa
      Pages 691-713
    6. M. N. Mangheni, H. A. Tufan, L. Nkengla, B. O. Aman, B. Boonabaana
      Pages 715-728
    7. Marco Pastori, Céline Dondeynaz, Bernard Minoungou, Angel Udias, Iban Ameztoy, Mohamed Hamatan et al.
      Pages 729-746
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 747-763

About this book


This volume discusses emerging contexts of agricultural and ecosystem resilience in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as contemporary technological advances that have influenced African livelihoods. In six sections, the book addresses the sustainable development goals to mitigate the negative impacts on agricultural productivity brought about by climate change in Africa. Some of the challenges assessed include soil degradation, land use changes, natural resource mismanagement, declining crop productivity, and economic stagnation. This book will be of interest to researchers, NGOs, and development organizations.

Section 1 focuses on climate risk management in tropical Africa. Section 2 addresses the water-ecosystem-agriculture nexus, and identifies the best strategies for sustainable water use. Section 3 introduces Information Communication Technology (ICT), and how it can be used for ecosystem and human resilience to improve quality of life in communities. Section 4 discusses the science and policies of transformative agriculture, including challenges facing crop production and management. Section 5 addresses landscape processes, human security, and governance of agro-ecosystems. Section 6 concludes the book with chapters uniquely covering the gender dynamics of agricultural, ecosystem, and livelihood resilience.


Climate risk management Tropical Africa Agroecosystem resilience Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Tranformative agriculture Water-Ecosystem-Agriculture Nexus Wetland dynamics Agronomic management strategies Ecological sustainability Crop biotechnology Agricultural development landscape Livestock production Landscape processes Gender dynamics in agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Yazidhi Bamutaze
    • 1
  • Samuel Kyamanywa
    • 2
  • Bal Ram Singh
    • 3
  • Gorettie Nabanoga
    • 4
  • Rattan Lal
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Geography, Geo-InformaticsMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural ProductionMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  3. 3.Department of Environmental Science, Soil Science BuildingNorwegian University of Life ScienceÅsNorway
  4. 4.Department of Agricultural ProductionMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  5. 5.The Ohio State University ColumbusUSA

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