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Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability in Rural West Africa

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Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability in Rural West Africa
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Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability in Rural West Africa
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Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability in Rural West Africa
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Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability in Rural West Africa
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  • Contents -- Editors and Contributors -- 1 Introduction to Book -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Outline of the Book -- References -- 2 What's on the 5th IPCC Report for West Africa? -- Abstract -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Climate Zones in West Africa -- 2.3 Observed Climate Trends -- 2.4 Climate Trends in West Africa -- 2.4.1 Droughts in West Africa -- 2.5 Future Climate of West Africa -- 2.6 Summary -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 3 Climate Change over West Africa: Recent Trends and Future Projections -- Abstract -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Recent Trends in Climate Change over West Africa -- 3.3 Projected Climate Change over West Africa -- 3.4 Conclusion and Outlook -- References -- 4 Seasonal Variability: Impacts, Adaptations and the Sustainability Challenge -- Abstract -- 4.1 Climate Change in West Africa -- 4.2 Case Study Context -- 4.3 Methods -- 4.4 Impacts -- 4.5 Responses -- 4.5.1 Adjusting Planting Time -- 4.5.1.1 Planting Early -- 4.5.1.2 Planting Later -- 4.5.1.3 Mixed Planting Strategies -- 4.5.2 Tractors -- 4.5.3 Short Cycle Seeds -- 4.5.4 Cultivation and Use of Trees -- 4.5.5 Compost -- 4.6 Non-adapters -- 4.7 Discussion -- 4.8 Conclusion -- References -- 5 An Assessment of Determinants of Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change/Variability in the Rural Savannah of Ghana -- Abstract -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Climate Change, Adaptation Strategies and Adaptive Capacity -- 5.3 Study Areas and Methods of Research -- 5.3.1 Logistic Regression Model -- 5.4 The Findings -- 5.4.1 Determinants of Adoption of Irrigation -- 5.4.2 Determinants of Agronomic Practices -- 5.4.3 Determinants of Fertilizer Application Strategy -- 5.4.4 Shift to Non-farm Activities -- 5.4.5 Seasonal Migration Strategy -- 5.5 Conclusions -- References -- 6 Climate Change, Local Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation in Ghana -- Abstract -- 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Climate Change and the Northern Savannah of Ghana -- 6.3 The Underpinnings of Endogenous Development: Local Knowledge, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation -- 6.4 The Methodology -- 6.5 Local Knowledge in Climate Change Adaptation: Prospects and Limitations for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation -- 6.5.1 Multiple Farms and Staggering Seeding -- 6.5.2 Cultivation of Drought and Flood Resilient Crops -- 6.5.3 Cultivation of Valleys, Marshy Lands and River Banks -- 6.5.4 Adoption of Early Maturing Crops -- 6.5.5 An Era of Genetically Modified Crops (GMCs) -- 6.6 Sustainability: Local Knowledge, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation -- 6.7 Conclusion and Policy Implications for Planning -- References -- 7 Building Bonds and Breaking Bridges: Community Based Adaptation (CBA) as a Source of Conflict in a Northern Ghanaian Landscape -- Abstract -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Contextualizing CBA, Social Capital and Conflict -- 7.3 Background Characteristics of Study Area and Methodology -- 7.4 Methodology -- 7.5 The Impact of the Adaptation Learning Program (ALP) on Social Capital: Implications for Conflict -- 7.5.1 Analysis of ALP Through a Social Capital Lens -- 7.5.2 Empirical Evidence of Local Conflicts Through a Social Capital Lens -- 7.6 Conclusions and Recommendations -- References -- 8 Climate Change Adaptation, Education, and Rural Transformation in Northern Ghana. Moving Beyond an Agricultural Focus -- Abstract -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Aspirations and Aspiration Failure -- 8.3 Research Area and Methodology -- 8.4 Research Area in Historical Perspective -- 8.5 'Book Gives Power': Historically Changing Local Aspirations -- 8.6 Educational Outcomes, Professional Careers, and Social Mobility -- 8.7 Factors Influencing Poor Educational Performance and Low Occupational Success
  • 8.8 Conclusion -- References -- 9 Migration as Societal Response to Climate Change and Land Degradation in Mali and Senegal -- Abstract -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Project Region -- 9.3 Research Approach -- 9.4 Social Empirical Findings -- 9.4.1 Perceptions of Climatic and Environmental Change -- 9.4.2 Migration Patterns and Dynamics -- 9.4.3 Migration Motives -- 9.5 Modelling and Scenarios -- 9.5.1 Modelling Procedure -- 9.5.2 Analytic and Diagnostic Reasoning/Findings -- 9.5.3 Scenario Analysis -- 9.6 Role of Policies -- 9.7 Critical Discussion of Migration as an Adaptation Strategy -- 9.7.1 Migration as an Adaptation Strategy -- 9.7.2 Overlap of Social and Environmental Factors -- 9.7.3 Policy Considerations and Outlook -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 10 The Risk Frontier: Perceiving Social Transformations in Rural and Peri-urban West Africa Through a Territorial Lens -- Abstract -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 The Social Production of Peri-urban Territories -- 10.3 The Territorialization of Risk -- 10.4 Overview of the Research Area -- 10.5 Methodology and Field Sites -- 10.6 Findings and Analysis -- 10.6.1 Perceptions of Social-Environmental Risks -- 10.6.2 Changing Patterns of Institutional Reliance in Peri-urban Spaces -- 10.7 Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 11 Toward Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in West Africa: The Potential Contributions of Non-governmental Organizations -- Abstract -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Resilience and Vulnerability to Climate Change Impacts in West Africa -- 11.3 Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Climate Change -- 11.3.1 Complexity and Adaptive Management -- 11.3.2 Multi-sectoral Decision-Making -- 11.3.3 Holistic Knowledge Systems -- 11.3.4 Adaptive Governance Mechanisms -- 11.4 The Role of NGOs in Ecosystem-Based Adaptation -- 11.5 Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References
  • 12 Mapping Social Capital for Adaptation to Climatic Variability in a Savannah Ecosystem of Ghana -- Abstract -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.1.1 Conceptualising Social Capital -- 12.1.2 Measuring and Mapping Social Capital -- 12.2 Methodology -- 12.2.1 Choice of Study Area -- 12.2.2 Sources and Data -- 12.2.3 Mapping -- 12.3 Results -- 12.3.1 Identifying and Quantifying Social Capital Indicators -- 12.3.1.1 Personal Relations Indicators -- 12.3.1.2 Social Support Network Indicators -- 12.3.1.3 Civic/Community Engagement Indicator -- 12.3.1.4 Corporate Norms -- 12.3.2 Mapping -- 12.4 Discussion -- 12.5 Conclusion -- References -- 13 Conclusions: Emerging Issues and Recommendations -- References
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