Economía e innovaciones políticas para una agricultura climáticamente inteligente
 

Journal Articles

In this section you will find articles published in international journals based on the research carried out by EPIC. 

Gender, Weather Shocks and Welfare: Evidence from Malawi
Solomon Asfaw & Giuseppe Maggio
The Journal of Development Studies (2017)
This paper explores the gender-differentiated effects of weather shocks on households' welfare in Malawi using panel data aligned with climatic records. Results show that temperature shocks severely affect household welfare, reducing consumption, food consumption and daily caloric intake. [...]
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What determines farmers' adaptive capacity? Empirical evidence from Malawi
Asfaw, S., McCarthy, N., Lipper, L. et al.
Food Sec. (2016) 8: 643. doi:10.1007/s12571-016-0571-0
This paper assesses farmers' incentives and conditioning factors that hinder or promote adaptation strategies and evaluates their impact on crop productivity by using data from nationally representative sample households in Malawi. [...]
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Agricultural Technology Adoption under Climate Change in the Sahel: Micro-evidence from Niger
Solomon Asfaw, Federica Di Battista and Leslie Lipper
Journal of African Economies (2016) doi: 10.1093/jae/ejw005

In this article, we assess the determinants of adoption of agricultural technologies under climate risk and evaluate their impact on food security using data from Niger, together with a set of novel weather variation indicators.  [...] 

Climate Smart Agriculture? Assessing the Adaptation Implications in Zambia
Arslan, A., McCarthy, N., Lipper, L., Asfaw, S., Cattaneo, A. and Kokwe, M. (2015), Journal of Agricultural Economics. doi: 10.1111/1477-9552.12107

We examine a set of potentially climate smart agricultural practices, including reduced tillage, crop rotation and legume intercropping, combined with the use of improved seeds and inorganic fertiliser, for their effects on maize yields in Zambia. [...]
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Climate-smart agriculture for food security
Leslie Lipper, et al.
Nature Climate Change 4, 1068–1072 (2014) doi:10.1038/nclimate2437

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach for transforming and reorienting agricultural systems to support food security under the new realities of climate change. Widespread changes in rainfall and temperature patterns threaten agricultural production and increase the vulnerability of people dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, which includes most of the world's poor [...]http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v4/n12/full/nclimate2437.html#references

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Climate-smart agriculture global research agenda: scientific basis for action
Steenwerth et al. Agriculture & Food Security 2014, 3:11

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) addresses the challenge of meeting the growing demand for food, fibre and fuel, despite the changing climate and fewer opportunities for agricultural expansion on additional lands. CSA focuses on contributing to economic development, poverty reduction and food security; maintaining and enhancing the productivity and resilience of natural and agricultural ecosystem functions, thus building natural capital; and reducing trade-offs involved in meeting these goals. [...]

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