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

This ebook summarizes the proof from various African international locations concerning the neighborhood affects of weather switch, and the way farmers are dealing with present weather hazards. the several participants exhibit how agricultural structures in constructing international locations are suffering from weather adjustments and the way groups arrange and adapt to those changes.

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This is particularly true for drier areas. • The need for increased adoption and adaptation through soil and water management strategies in rainfed systems. This requires technologies which are appropriate to different climates and are gender sensitive. This also requires policies which increase the availability of resources. • Weather forecasts which provide more information with regard to the amount and distribution of rainfall may better assist farmers in planning crop management strategies.

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The UN defines mitigation as a human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases. Mitigation include using fossil fuels more efficiently for industrial processes or electricity generation, switching to renewable energy (solar or wind power), improving insulation of buildings, and expanding forests and other ‘sinks’ to remove greater amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere (UNFCCC 1997). It is important to note that adaptation and capacity building are more implementable at the micro level, while mitigation at the macro level.

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