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

This booklet summarizes the facts from diverse African nations in regards to the neighborhood affects of weather swap, and the way farmers are dealing with present weather hazards. different members convey how agricultural structures in constructing international locations are stricken by weather alterations and the way groups organize and adapt to those changes.

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In the case of Kenya, most global projections indicate that the rainfall is going to increase during the long rainy season and decrease in the short rainy season at most locations. The differences in the predicted changes during these seasons have significant implications on how farming systems may be affected and on the options available to adapt. • The duration of the crop generally declines with increasing temperatures. Therefore, an increase in temperature reduces the yield potential. On average, cereal yields are projected to decline by about 200 kg per ha with every one degree increase in temperature over and above the optimal temperatures.

It is important to note that adaptation and capacity building are more implementable at the micro level, while mitigation at the macro level. Effective responses to CC combine both adaptation and mitigation strategies. There are clear complementarities in applying both mitigation and adaptation aspects to CC, although they differ in important respects. Benefits from mitigation are expected to be global and deferred, while those from adaptation projects are expected to be local and to some extent more immediate (World Bank 2009).

There is need first of all to quantify vulnerability to climate change, adaptation approaches by systematic monitoring across landscapes and identify barriers to successful mainstreaming of these adaptation measures in country national plans. II. This needs to be followed by developing, promoting and adapting site specific mitigation/adaptation measures for various crop-livestock land use systems III. Thirdly, development of Policy, Legal and Regulatory frameworks in order to create an enabling environment for the implementation, promotion and scaling of climate risk management and adaptation interventions needs to be emphasized.

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