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Climate Smart Agriculture

Building Resilience to Climate Change

  • Leslie Lipper
  • Nancy McCarthy
  • David Zilberman
  • Solomon Asfaw
  • Giacomo Branca
  • Operationalizes CSA within the context of economic decision-making

  • Uses a wide array of case studies to illustrate the strong real-world applicability of CSA

  • Addresses policy issues related to climate change

Open Access

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Overview and Conceptual Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Solomon Asfaw, Giacomo Branca
      Pages 3-12 Open Access
    3. Nancy McCarthy, Leslie Lipper, David Zilberman
      Pages 31-47 Open Access
    4. David Zilberman, Leslie Lipper, Nancy McCarthy, Ben Gordon
      Pages 49-74 Open Access
  3. Case Studies: Vulnerability Measurements and Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Alan Basist, Ariel Dinar, Brian Blankespoor, David Bachiochi, Harold Houba
      Pages 77-104 Open Access
    3. Drew Behnke, Sam Heft-Neal, David Roland-Holst
      Pages 105-136 Open Access
    4. Ariel Ortiz-Bobea
      Pages 161-172 Open Access
    5. Susan M. Capalbo, Clark Seavert, John M. Antle, Jenna Way, Laurie Houston
      Pages 173-197 Open Access
  4. Case Studies: Policy Response to Improving Adaptation and Adaptive Capacity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Michael R. Carter, Sarah A. Janzen, Quentin Stoeffler
      Pages 201-225 Open Access
    3. Tom S. Jayne, Nicholas J. Sitko, Nicole M. Mason, David Skole
      Pages 251-273 Open Access
  5. Case Studies: System Level Response to Improving Adaptation and Adaptive Capacity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Valentina Mereu, Monia Santini, Raffaello Cervigni, Benedicte Augeard, Francesco Bosello, E. Scoccimarro et al.
      Pages 277-306 Open Access
    3. John M. Antle, Sabine Homann-KeeTui, Katrien Descheemaeker, Patricia Masikati, Roberto O. Valdivia
      Pages 307-333 Open Access

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO license.


Climate Smart Agriculture climate change food security agricultural development adaptation resilience open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Leslie Lipper
    • 1
  • Nancy McCarthy
    • 2
  • David Zilberman
    • 3
  • Solomon Asfaw
    • 4
  • Giacomo Branca
    • 5
  1. 1.ISPC-CGIARRomaItaly
  2. 2.Lead Analytics Inc.Washington, DCUSA
  3. 3.Department of Agriculture and Resource EconomicsUniversity of California BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  4. 4.FAO of the UNRomaItaly
  5. 5.Department of EconomicsUniversity of TusciaViterboItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Book Subtitle Building Resilience to Climate Change
  • Editors Leslie Lipper
    Nancy McCarthy
    David Zilberman
    Solomon Asfaw
    Giacomo Branca
  • Series Title Natural Resource Management and Policy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Natural Resource Managem.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information FAO 2018
  • License CC BY-NC-SA IGO
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-61193-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87024-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-61194-5
  • Series ISSN 0929-127X
  • Series E-ISSN 2511-8560
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 630
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 97 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agricultural Economics
    R & D/Technology Policy
    Economic Policy
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“The book brings together research, analysts and opinions of leading experts to develop the conceptual, empirical evidence and policy basis for CSA. This aspect of knowledge integration would be one of the core values added as no other book does this in one place. … I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in this field of study.” (Ali M. Oumer, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 63 (1), 2019)