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Does adaptation to climate change provide food security?: a micro-perspective from Ethiopia

Di Falco, Salvatore, Veronesi, Marcella and Yesuf, Mahmud (2011) Does adaptation to climate change provide food security?: a micro-perspective from Ethiopia. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93 (3). pp. 829-846. ISSN 0002-9092

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Abstract

We examine the driving forces behind farm households’ decisions to adapt to climate change, and the impact of adaptation on farm households’ food productivity. We estimate a simultaneous equations model with endogenous switching to account for the heterogeneity in the decision to adapt or not, and for unobservable characteristics of farmers and their farm. Access to credit, extension and information are found to be the main drivers behind adaptation. We find that adaptation increases food productivity, that the farm households that did not adapt would benefit the most from adaptation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://ajae.oxfordjournals.org/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q18 - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2011 08:02
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37773/

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