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Climate Variability and Change in Africa

Perspectives, Experiences and Sustainability

  • Highlights conceptual models for coupling biophysical and social responses with climate change scenarios across various scales

  • Examines numerous step-by-step procedures for integrated assessment of climate change on agriculture, water resources, land use, and aquatic ecosystems

  • Presents special case study results and experiences from different parts of Africa with relevance to sustainability

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Climate Variability and Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Agricultral Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113
    2. Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Agriculture: The Case Study of the Wami River Sub-basin, Tanzania

      • Siza D. Tumbo, Khamaldin D. Mutabazi, Sixbert K. Mourice, Barnabas M. Msongaleli, Frank J. Wambura, Omari B. Mzirai et al.
      Pages 115-136
    3. Strengthening Horticultural Innovation Systems for Adaptation to Effects of Urbanisation and Climate Variability in Peri-Urban Areas

      • Miriam Dalitso Kalanda Joshua, Cosmo Ngongondo, Felistus Chipungu, Charles Malidadi, Emma Liwenga, Amos Majule et al.
      Pages 137-156
    4. Evaluation of Different Tillage Systems for Improved Agricultural Production in Drought-Prone Areas of Malawi

      • Gertrude Jeremiah Sato, Miriam Kalanda Joshua, Cosmo Ngongondo, Felistus Chipungu, Charles Malidadi, Maurice Monjerezi
      Pages 157-167
  4. Policy and Social Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 169-169
    2. Climate Change Adaptation Research and Policy for Agriculture in Southern Africa (CCARPASA)—Evidence from Rainfed Systems

      • Berhanu F. Alemaw, Baitsi K. Podisi, Simon Mwale, Timothy E. Simalenga
      Pages 183-189

About this book

This book presents a comprehensive overview of climate variability and change in Africa, and includes impact assessments and case studies from integration frameworks, with a particular focus on climate, agriculture and water resources. Richly illustrated, the book highlights case studies from western, eastern and southern African region, and explores related development policies. Climate change adaptation research, prediction, and reanalysis are also addressed

Keywords

  • climate change
  • Africa climatology
  • climate and sustainability
  • climate variability and change
  • UN sustainable development goals
  • Agriculture in Africa
  • African wetlands
  • African water management
  • Climate model for Africa
  • climate change impacts

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Earth Sciences, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Eswatini

    Jonathan I. Matondo

  • Department of Geology, Water Systems Analysis Group, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

    Berhanu F. Alemaw

  • Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

    Wennegouda Jean Pierre Sandwidi

About the editors

Jonathan I. Matondo is a Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Planning and Management at the Univ. of Swaziland in the Department of Geography, Environmental science and Planning. His areas of expertise are: Hydrology, hydraulics, computer applications in hydraulics, hydrology, water resources management and modeling of climate change issues.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Climate Variability and Change in Africa

  • Book Subtitle: Perspectives, Experiences and Sustainability

  • Editors: Jonathan I. Matondo, Berhanu F. Alemaw, Wennegouda Jean Pierre Sandwidi

  • Series Title: Sustainable Development Goals Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31543-6

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-31542-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-31545-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-31543-6

  • Series ISSN: 2523-3084

  • Series E-ISSN: 2523-3092

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 208

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 66 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Sciences, Climate Sciences, Sustainability, Water

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-31543-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)