IFPRI Publishes Report on Impacts of Climate Change and Adaptation on Food Production in Low-Income Countries
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Report on Impacts of Climate Change and Adaptation on Food Production in Low-Income Countries December 2008: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), one of the 16 international research centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, has published a report entitled “The Impact of Climate Change and Adaptation on Food Production in Low-Income Countries: Evidence from the Nile Basin, Ethiopia.”

Based on an empirical study on the impact of climate change on food
production conducted in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia, a typical
low-income developing country, the paper provides an estimate of the
determinants of adaptation to climate change and the implications of
these strategies on farm productivity. The study’s findings include:
climate change and climate change adaptations have significant impact
on farm productivity; extension services and access to credit and
information on future climate changes affect adaptation positively and
significantly; and farm households with larger access to social capital
are more likely to adopt yield-related adaptation strategies. [The Report]

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