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Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change

Transforming Rural Livelihoods

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Anthony O. Esilaba
  • Karuturi P.C. Rao
  • Gummadi Sridhar

Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stephen K. Kimani, Anthony O. Esilaba, Peterson N. M. Njeru, Joseph M. Miriti, John K. Lekasi, Saidou Koala
    Pages 25-33
  3. Kizito Kwena, William Ndegwa, Anthony O. Esilaba, Sospeter O. Nyamwaro, Dickson K. Wamae, Stella J. Matere et al.
    Pages 35-42
  4. S. O. Nyamwaro, D. K. Wamae, K. Kwena, A. O. Esilaba, W. Ndegwa, S. J. Matere et al.
    Pages 43-52
  5. M. Oscar Kisaka, M. Mucheru-Muna, F. Ngetich, J. Mugwe, D. Mugendi, F. Mairura
    Pages 53-71
  6. Justice Nyamangara, Esther N. Masvaya, Ronald D. Tirivavi, Adelaide Munodawafa
    Pages 85-95
  7. Joseph M. Miriti, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao, Joab W. Onyango, Stephen K. Kimani, Peterson M. Njeru et al.
    Pages 97-108
  8. M. Shivamurthy, M. H. Shankara, Rama Radhakrishna, M. G. Chandrakanth
    Pages 119-126
  9. P. N. M. Njeru, J. Mugwe, I. Maina, M. Mucheru-Muna, D. Mugendi, J. K. Lekasi et al.
    Pages 185-197
  10. F. N. Pole, H. M. Saha, N. Mangale, A. M. Mzingirwa, P. Munyambu
    Pages 199-206

About this book


This book summarizes the evidence from different African countries about the local impacts of climate change, and how farmers are coping with current climate risks. The different contributors show how agricultural systems in developing countries are affected by climate changes and how communities prepare and adapt to these changes.


Adaptation Africa Agriculture Climate Change Smallholder Farmer

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Anthony O. Esilaba
    • 2
  • Karuturi P.C. Rao
    • 3
  • Gummadi Sridhar
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Life SciencesHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Kenya Agricultural Research InstituteNairobiKenya
  3. 3.International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid TropicsAddis AbabaEthiopia
  4. 4.International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid TropicsAddis AbabaEthiopia

About the editors

Walter Leal is a Professor of Environment and Technology at MMU and at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, in Germany. Walter  Leal directs the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) which is a leading programme on climate change education, information and communication. His research interests are on sustainable development, climate change and renewable energy. He has over 300 publications among authored/edited books, book chapters, papers published in refereed journals and/or presented at international conferences, to his credit and serves as honorary professor at the University of Blageovgrad, University of Rezekne, University of Applied Sciences Zittau-Görlitz and is a visiting professor at various other universities.

Anthony Esilaba is the Program Officer at Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Nairobi, Kenya. Anthony Esilaba has worked for many international research organizations, coordinated numerous regional projects on natural resources management, supervised very many post graduate students and has published extensively especially on soil fertility management.

K.P.C. Rao is the Principal Scientist and Ethiopia Country Representative with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). He has lived and worked in Asia and Africa for 30 years conducting research on sustainable management of soil and water resources at both farm and watershed scales, managing climate-induced production risks and improving the livelihood resilience of farming communities. Rao has a strong background in modeling agricultural systems, is the author or co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and conference papers.

G. Sridhar, a doctorate from University of Reading, is a scientist with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics based in its Ethiopia office in Addis Ababa. Areas of expertise include CAT Management, strategic catastrophe risk consulting, process and IT design/reengineer for underwriting CAT risk, Portfolio Risk Management for Insurance Companies, Product Design and Consultancy.

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