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IFPRI Publishes Report on Impacts of Climate Change and Adaptation on Food Production in Low-Income Countries

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]