Click here for search results
How will climate change shift agro-ecological zones and impact African agriculture ?, Volume 1
 
Author:Kurukulasuriya, Pradeep; Mendelsohn, Robert; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4717Paper is funded by the Knowledge for Change Program (KCP)
Country:World; Africa; Date Stored:2008/09/11
Document Date:2008/09/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Climate Change and Environment; Common Property Resource Development; Crops and Crop Management Systems; Global Environment Facility; ForestryLanguage:English
Major Sector:Energy and miningRel. Proj ID:1W-International & National Climate Mitigation -- -- P084595;
Region:The World Region; AfricaReport Number:WPS4717
Sub Sectors:General energy sectorTF No/Name:TF054654-KCP
Volume No:1  

Summary: The study develops a new method to measure the impacts of climate change on agriculture called the Agro-Ecological Zone (AEZ) Model. A multinomial logit is estimated to predict the probability of each AEZ in each district. The average percentage of cropland and average crop net revenue are calculated for each AEZ. Then an estimate of the amount of cropland in Africa and where it is located is provided. Using current conditions, the model calculates baseline values of cropland and crop net revenue, and estimates the future impact of climate change using two scenarios-harsh and mild. Total cropland does not change much across the two climate scenarios. However, the predicted change in African crop revenue ranges from a loss of 14 percent in the mild climate scenario to 30 percent in the harsher climate scenario. The analysis reveals that the greatest harm from climate change is that it will shift farms from high to low productive AEZs. The approach not only identifies the aggregate impacts, but also indicates where the impacts occur across Africa. The central region of Africa is hurt the most, especially in the harsher climate scenario. The Agro-Ecological Zone Model is a promising new method for valuing the long-term impacts of climate change on agriculture.

Official Documents
Official, scanned versions of documents (may include signatures, etc.)
File TypeDescriptionFile Size (mb)
PDF 31 pagesOfficial version*2.17 (approx.)
TextText version**
How To Order

See documents related to this project
* The official version is derived from scanning the final, paper copy of the document and is the official,
archived version including all signatures, charts, etc.
** The text version is the OCR text of the final scanned version and is not an accurate representation of the final text.
It is provided solely to benefit users with slow connectivity.



Permanent URL for this page: http://go.worldbank.org/SMOEMY4GU0