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A ricardian analysis of the distribution of climate change impacts on agriculture across agro-ecological zones in Africa, Volume 1
 
Author:Seo, S. Niggol; Mendelsohn, Robert; Dinar, Ariel; Hassan, Rashid; Kurukulasuriya, Pradeep ; Country:Africa;
Date Stored:2008/04/17Document Date:2008/04/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Climate Change and Environment; Common Property Resource Development; Transport and Environment; Global Environment Facility; Rural Poverty Reduction
Language:EnglishRegion:Africa
Report Number:WPS4599Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4599
Volume No:1  

Summary: This paper examines the distribution of climate change impacts across the 16 agro-ecological zones in Africa using data from the Food and Agriculture Organization combined with economic survey data from a Global Environment Facility/World Bank project. Net revenue per hectare of cropland is regressed on a set of climate, soil, and socio-economic variables using different econometric specifications "with" and "without" country fixed effects. Country fixed effects slightly reduce predicted future climate related damage to agriculture. With a mild climate scenario, African farmers gain income from climate change; with a more severe scenario, they lose income. Some locations are more affected than others. The analysis of agro-ecological zones implies that the effects of climate change will vary across Africa. For example, currently productive areas such as dry/moist savannah are more vulnerable to climate change while currently less productive agricultural zones such as humid forest or sub-humid zones become more productive in the future. The agro-ecological zone classification can help explain the variation of impacts across the landscape.

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