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Weather Shocks, Impact on Households, and Ability to Recover in Morocco

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  • Cong Nguyen, Minh
  • Wodon, Quentin

What is the likelihood that Moroccan households, and especially those involved in agriculture, may be confronted with extreme weather events such as droughts and floods? Who suffers the most from such events when they occur? To what extent are different types of households able to recover from such shocks? This chapter provides answers to these questions on the basis of questions on weather shocks added to a nationally representative household survey implemented in Morocco in 2009-10. The data suggest that most households working in agriculture are affected by weather shocks, often seriously. In the population as a whole, the proportion of households affected is about one fourth. A majority of households declare not being able to recover much from weather shocks, as well as other shocks. But in comparison to other shocks, including unexpected increases in the prices of food and other basic essential commodities, households are slightly more likely to be able to recover from weather shocks.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 56932.

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Date of creation: Jun 2014
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:56932
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  1. Quentin Wodon & Andrea Liverani & George Joseph & Nathalie Bougnoux, 2014. "Climate Change and Migration : Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 18929, April.
  2. Wodon, Quentin & Burger, Nicholas & Grant, Audra & Liverani, Andrea, 2014. "Climate Change, Migration, and Adaptation in the MENA Region," MPRA Paper 56927, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. World Bank, 2010. "World Development Report 2010," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 4387, April.
  4. Khalid Sekkat & Azzeddine Azzam, 2005. "Measuring total-factor agricultural productivity under drought conditions: the case of Morocco," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/7362, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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