How Can African Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change? A Counterfactual Analysis from Ethiopia
AbstractWe analyze the impact of different adaptation strategies on crop net revenues in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia. We estimate a multinomial endogenous switching regression model of climate change adaptation and crop net revenues and implement a counterfactual analysis. Households data are combined with spatial climate data. We find that adaptation to climate change based upon a portfolio of strategies significantly increases farm net revenues. Changing crop varieties has a positive and significant impact on net revenues when is coupled with water conservation strategies or soil conservation strategies but not when implemented in isolation.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Verona, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 14/2012.
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Publication status: Published in Land Economics 89(4):743-766
adaptation; climate change; endogenous switching; Ethiopia; net revenues; strategies;
Other versions of this item:
- Salvatore Di Falco & Marcella Veronesi, 2013. "How Can African Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change? A Counterfactual Analysis from Ethiopia," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 89(4), pages 743-766.
- Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters
- Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
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- NEP-AGR-2012-10-20 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2012-10-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENV-2012-10-20 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-RES-2012-10-20 (Resource Economics)
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