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The Impact of Climate Change on the Potential Suitable Distribution of Major Crops in Zambia and the Countermeasures [chapter]

Yanqin Wang, Zhen Tan, Guojun Sun
2015 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
To effectively adapt to foreseeable climate change, and to decrease risk of the food crisis, we analyzed potential suitable distribution of major crops (white maize (Zea mays), cassava (Manihot esculenta  ...  The suitable regions of sorghum move northward although the total areas will not change. We conclude that future climate change will have different effects on various crops.  ...  The author is grateful for the funding from the Projects: 2012DFG31450 and 0S2014GO0481. Appreciate those constructive review and comments from Prof. Fernando T. Maestre, Mr. Xiaoyuan Geng, Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19620-6_52 fatcat:qzyjwjybhfganpnbd2igfci6ee

Climate change impacts on rainfed maize yields in Zambia under conventional and optimized crop management

Siatwiinda M. Siatwiinda, Iwan Supit, Bert van Hove, Olusegun Yerokun, Gerard H. Ros, Wim de Vries
2021 Climatic Change  
Insights in the impacts of climate change on maize yields and the potential to mitigate negative impacts by crop management are currently lacking for Zambia.  ...  Using five Global Circulation models and the WOFOST crop model, we assessed climate change impacts on maize yields at a 0.5° × 0.5° spatial resolution for RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5 scenarios.  ...  Acknowledgments This study was supported by Wageningen University and Research and Mulungushi University.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10584-021-03191-0 fatcat:3fr3xxdykvbzjd3qormthwhcdi

List of Cases on Big Earth Data for SDGs [chapter]

2021 Big Earth Data in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals (2020)  
and yield The f irst dataset of water-use eff iciency on the scale of the levels of major crops in Lancang-Mekong River Basin Northeast Eurasia Spatial distribution of the Changes in water area in yield  ...  changes in Study on spatial and water environments in temporal distribution the ocean around the and protection Contributing factors and countermeasures of growth trend analysis for cultural heritage  ... 
doi:10.1051/978-2-7598-2644-5.c004 fatcat:irukzdc7nje4zm7ulhvngy3rny

Chinese agricultural technology transfer to African typical dry areas: practice and experience

2020 Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering  
Africa has experienced increasing aridity and higher frequency of droughts due to climate change during the half past century with possible adverse effects on agricultural production, especially in dry  ...  potential to increase crop production, water and fertilizer use efficiency and desert control in rainfed areas of Africa.  ...  (201903D421001), International Cooperation Program "Africa Water Action" between MOST and UNEP (2010DFA92860), Shanxi Key R&D Program (201803D221011-1) and the S&T Innovation Program of Shanxi Academy  ... 
doi:10.15302/j-fase-2020353 fatcat:plmnwrcfhzgz7e3jcej55qrqly

Factors Affecting Adaptation to Climate Change through Agroforestry in Kenya

Kevin Pello, Cedric Okinda, Aijun Liu, Tim Njagi
2021 Land  
The environmental effects of climate change have significantly decreased agricultural productivity.  ...  , gender, distance to nearest trading center, and household education level had significant effects on the adoption of agroforestry technologies.  ...  Hence, reducing the potential impacts of AF technologies for climate change adaptation [36] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/land10040371 fatcat:nn2azrdk4rgtnj6vqpkdbkoqdq

Factors Influencing Agricultural Products Trade between China and Africa

Zhang Ya, Kuangyuan Pei
2022 Sustainability  
Geographical distance and China's exchange rate have a negative impact on trade flow. The impact of the human capital index of China and the "one belt, one road" policy are not significant.  ...  Next, in order to analyze the impact of these factors on different regions of Africa, this paper uses sub samples to test the regional heterogeneity and discusses the relevant issues.  ...  China is rich in tropical, subtropical, and temperate climate resources, which makes it suitable for vegetable crops and food crops.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14095589 fatcat:7ev657dhzbdbdok32qx7n4mcfa

Accelerating Food Production in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jennifer Seymour Whitaker, John W. Mellor, Christopher L. Delgado, Malcolm J. Blackie
1987 Foreign Affairs  
On the other hand, unused arable land suitable for the major cereal crops in sub-Saharan Africa tends to be in abundant supply.  ...  in Chibi South, Zimbabwe, 1980-81 83 6.3 Main crops in eastern and southern Africa, 1980 89 6.4 Annual yields, livestock and major crops in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia 94 7.1 Climatic characteristics  ...  He has also written widely on development issues in journals, monographs, and three major books.  ... 
doi:10.2307/20043364 fatcat:pklsj75vvbdbrmimjlv2yx6nwi

Are water markets globally applicable?

Takahiro Endo, Kaoru Kakinuma, Sayaka Yoshikawa, Shinjiro Kanae
2018 Environmental Research Letters  
We present the global distribution of potential nations and states where water markets could be instituted in a legal sense, by investigating 296 water laws internationally, with special reference to a  ...  We also suggest two additional globally distributed prerequisites and policy implications: the predictability of the available water before irrigation periods and public control of groundwater pumping  ...  Acknowledgments This study was supported by CREST under the Japan Science and Technology Agency and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI Grant Number JP 15H04047 and JP16H06291 and  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaac08 fatcat:plqocv3nf5hw3iol3i6t47jifq

Economic Implications of EU Mitigation Policies: Domestic and International Effects

Francesco Bosello, Isabella Alloisio
2016 Social Science Research Network  
These policies, however, raise several concerns regarding both their environmental effectiveness and their potentially negative effect on the economy, especially in terms of growth and competitiveness.  ...  The EU has a consolidated climate and energy regulation: it played a pioneering role by adopting a wide range of climate change policies and establishing the first regional Emission Trading Scheme (EU  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Malcolm Mistry for his support in the research as well as the participants at the CliMiP internal workshops in Hamburg, Cape Town and Milan for useful comments and suggestions  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2771046 fatcat:qxr3apw2qjamnn7qbaflmw7awa

An Overview of GIS-Based Modeling and Assessment of Mining-Induced Hazards: Soil, Water, and Forest

Jangwon Suh, Sung-Min Kim, Huiuk Yi, Yosoon Choi
2017 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Because GIS is appropriated for the handling of geospatial data in relation to mining-induced hazards, the application and feasibility of exploiting GIS-based modeling and assessment of mining-induced  ...  Various types of mining-induced hazard, including soil contamination, soil erosion, water pollution, and deforestation were considered in the discussion of the strength and role of GIS as a viable problem-solving  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Abbreviations The following abbreviations are used in this manuscript:  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph14121463 pmid:29186922 pmcid:PMC5750882 fatcat:rp2atciivjhehgo77uihrzlaqy

Latest Perspectives on Global Renewable Energy Policies

Anis Radzi, Peter Droege
2014 Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports  
Renewable energy policies play a critical role in the success of replacing incumbent energy supply networks based on fossil fuels and nuclear power with renewable sources of energy from solar, wind, water  ...  impact of political agendas, developing techniques to revise energy policies, understanding the spatial implications of renewable energy, and reviewing the levels of acceptance by different stakeholders  ...  for land between crops for food and crops for energy, and the environmental impact of energy cropping on biodiversity.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40518-014-0014-5 fatcat:o623dcpzzjfpxedt3eqv4mebsu

Estimating investments in knowledge and planning activities for adaptation in developing countries: an empirical approach

Luís Filipe Carvalho Da Costa, Jürgen Peter Kropp
2019 Figshare  
The findings underline the potential of using empirical collections of climate-related projects for adaptation cost assessments as complementary to process and economic models.  ...  Costs of adaptation in the developing world have been mostly equated to those of climate proofing infrastructure under the assumption of unconstrained knowledge and planning capacities.  ...  to the impacts of climate change on water, in just and developmental ways.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.7610486.v1 fatcat:nkv3xd7ybbf5babdawgcbdrnw4

Lessons Learned from Historic Plague Epidemics: The Relevance of an Ancient Disease in Modern Times

Nicholas A Boire
2014 Journal of Ancient Diseases & Preventive Remedies  
Plague has been without doubt one of the most important and devastating epidemic diseases of mankind. During  ...  Mollaret's articles, and other publications (originally published in French) used as references in the preparation of our manuscript.  ...  The authors would also like to thank Valerie Werse and Captain Steven Werse of the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots for their willingness and availability for the interview as well  ... 
doi:10.4172/2329-8731.1000114 fatcat:lzc5hx2eyzcsjbd55tbfbrmlmi


Jeremy Bird
2014 Irrigation and Drainage  
The mission of ICID is to stimulate and promote the development and application of the arts, sciences and techniques of engineering, agriculture, economics, ecological and social sciences in managing water  ...  International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), established in 1950 is the leading scientific, technical and not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).  ...  Acknowledgements viii Chairs, Co-Chairs and Rapporteurs  ... 
doi:10.1002/ird.1838 fatcat:kq2fffwafvhe5gvri2td67vzly

General Poster Sessions

2014 International forestry review  
Based on the climatological indexes of De Marti and Amberge, the climate in this area was determined to be arid. Based on these studied parameters, 20 tree species were introduced for this area.  ...  Initial survey results showed ~30% of sampled rural residents suffer water shortages in the dry season, yet the relationship of perceived benefi ts with changes in forest cover and associated ES tradeoffs  ...  The carbon footprint of forestry in east Norway: a life cycle analysis. Lange, H., Timmermann, V., Dibdiakova, J., Gobakken, L.  ... 
doi:10.1505/146554814814281701 fatcat:tkm4o67rtvbjban3fbhbcayvqa
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