Introduction to the Kenya case study

Parry ML, Carter TR, & Konijn NT (1988). Introduction to the Kenya case study. In: The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture. pp. 129-148 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-009-2965-4 DOI:10.1007/978-94-009-2965-4_40.

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Abstract

Recent widespread droughts in southern Africa, the Sahelian region and eastern Africa have sparked speculation as to whether Africa is experiencing a pronounced climatic change. There is a distinct possibility that the global climate will undergo significant warming in the decade ahead due to increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and trace gases, such as chlorofluorocarbons, resulting in some highly productive agricultural areas becoming drier, with more frequent incidences of drought, and culminating in economic marginalization (Parry, 1985). There is as yet no clear picture of the expected changes in the climates of the tropics (see Part I, Section 3 of this volume). Certainly, climatic variability is a dominant feature of the climate of Africa, and drought is a common phenomenon. The historical record, whether oral or written, contains abundant references to delayed or curtailed wet seasons and prolonged periods of no rains at all.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 09:01
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 09:01
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13040

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