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000014421 037__ $$a4308
000014421 041__ $$aEnglish
000014421 100__ $$aYamauchi, F.
000014421 100__ $$aQuisumbing, A.
000014421 245__ $$aAdaptation to climate change: Household impacts and institutional responses
000014421 260__ $$c2009
000014421 260__ $$bAgriculture and climate change: An agenda for negotiation in Copenhagen. 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture and the Environment. Focus 16, Brief 12. May 2009 http://www.ifpri.org/2020/focus/focus16/focus16_12.pdf
000014421 490__ $$aPolicy brief
000014421 507__ $$aMFOLL
000014421 520__ $$aClimate change will bring with it increased frequency of two types of natural disasters that affect agriculture and rural households: droughts and floods. It will also alter rainfall patterns, thereby changing farming practices, household behaviour, and welfare.<br />
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Households all over the world use a variety of formal and informal mechanisms to manage risk and cope with unexpected events that negatively affect incomes, assets, or well-being. These mechanisms include both preparation for and responses to natural disasters. In low-income settings, where formal insurance and government supports are limited, households tend to rely on informal coping strategies, such as transfers from friends and neighbors, remittances, or investments in a diverse range of assets, from livestock to human capital. When disaster-related shock affects only a few households at a time, informal mechanisms can be quite effective in dealing with the situation. However, if the shock affects large areas simultaneously, small-scale coping mechanisms become ineffective. <br />
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Research on several climate-related national disasters&mdash;the 1998 foods in Bangladesh, the 2001 drought in Ethiopia, and the 2001&ndash;02 failed maize harvest in Malawi&mdash;suggests that the upcoming negotiations in Copenhagen need to explicitly defne, support, and expand policies that protect vulnerable populations from the expected increase in climate-change related weather events.
000014421 653__ $$apolicy
000014421 653__ $$aadaptation strategies
000014421 653__ $$aagriculture
000014421 653__ $$aBangladesh
000014421 653__ $$aclimate change
000014421 653__ $$adisaster
000014421 653__ $$aEthiopia
000014421 653__ $$afarming
000014421 653__ $$agovernment agencies
000014421 653__ $$aincome
000014421 653__ $$alivestock
000014421 653__ $$apopulation
000014421 653__ $$apoverty
000014421 653__ $$aresearch
000014421 653__ $$astrategy
000014421 650__ $$aClimate change
000014421 650__ $$aAdaptation
000014421 650__ $$aHazards and disaster
000014421 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014421 650__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014421 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000014421 650__ $$aFarming systems
000014421 650__ $$aLivestock
000014421 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014421 691__ $$aClimate change
000014421 691__ $$aAdaptation
000014421 691__ $$aHazards and disaster
000014421 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014421 691__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014421 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000014421 691__ $$aFarming systems
000014421 691__ $$aLivestock
000014421 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
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