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The impact of climate change on smallholder and subsistence agriculture

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dc.contributor.author Morton, John
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-27T11:11:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-27T11:11:49Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-11
dc.identifier.citation Morton, J. F. (2007) The impact of climate change on smallholder and subsistence agriculture. The National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 50, 1-6. en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 19680 –19685
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/536
dc.description The document is available through www.pnas.org/cgi/doi10.1073/pnas.0701855104 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Some of the most important impacts of global climate change will be felt among the populations, predominantly in developing countries, referred to as ‘‘subsistence’’ or ‘‘smallholder’’ farmers. Their vulnerability to climate change comes both from being predominantly located in the tropics, and from various socio-economic, demographic, and policy trends limiting their capacity to adapt to change. However, these impacts will be difficult to model or predict because of (i) the lack of standardised definitions of these sorts of farming system, and therefore of standard data above the national level, ( ii ) intrinsic characteristics of these sys-tems, particularly their complexity, their location-specificity, and their integration of agricultural and nonagricultural livelihood strategies, and ( iii ) their vulnerability to a range of climate-related and other stressors. Some recent work relevant to these farming systems is reviewed, a conceptual framework for understanding the diverse forms of impacts in an integrated manner is proposed, and future research needs are identified. en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher The National Academy of Sciences of the USA en_GB
dc.subject developing countries en_GB
dc.subject subsistence farmers en_GB
dc.subject vulnerability en_GB
dc.subject livelihoods en_GB
dc.title The impact of climate change on smallholder and subsistence agriculture en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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