1 : for details on literature review). The authors assert that this study reaffirms that agriculture in Cameroon is often limited by the seasonality and amount of moisture availability. A new study shows that the expected climate change over the … 0000029486 00000 n See all articles by Dorothé Yong Dorothé Yong. At One Acre Fund, we’re working on a number of efforts to help farmers mitigate and adapt to climate change. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here. 0000224799 00000 n 1625 0 obj Assessing the quality of research can be a tricky business. Increased access to better farm inputs and agricultural training can help improve crop yields, and sometimes temper the effects of extreme weather. Receive regular email updates from Eldis on global development research, news and jobs. These partners help to ensure that Eldis can present a truly global picture of development research. 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The Economic Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Cameroon. The country's economy is predominantly agrarian and agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources remain the driving force for the country's economic development. stream 0000029823 00000 n x�c```b``mg`e``�� Ā B@1v��l. Agriculture and Climate Change in Cameroon: An Assessment of Impacts and Adaptations Options. This study examines the impact of climate change on crop farming in Cameroon. Based on a  farm-level survey of over 800 farms, the paper employs a Ricardian cross-sectional approach to measure the relationship between climate and the net revenue from crops. 0000030993 00000 n In Institute of Agricultural Economics, V ol. /S 772 The magnitude and recurrence of floods in some parts of Cameroon and drought in others illustrate the danger climate change poses to human development challenges in Cameroon: from increased rainfall variability affecting agricultural to dust storms and flooding that affect infrastructure. 0000002161 00000 n The impact of climate change on agriculture in Cameroon. Tjajadi / Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia [ES], 2015. The analysis indicates that irrigation is a feasible option and the most efficacious strategy to reduce the negative impacts of climate change for the agricultural sector. 1594 32 << Finally, Cameroon's limited financial resources make adaptation particularly difficult. The country's economy is predominantly agrarian and agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources remain the driving force for the country's economic development. The paper also examines some simple climate scenarios to see how Cameroon would respond to climate change. Changes in crop yield are expected to be mainly due to the direct CO 2 fertilisation effect and the indirect effects of expected rainfall and temperature changes. Changes in rainfall pattern are likely to lead to severe water shortages and/or flooding. The country's economy is predominantly agrarian and agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources remain the driving force for the country's economic development. /Root 1595 0 R 0000232458 00000 n %���� The central role of forests in climate change mitigation, as recognized in the Paris agreement, makes it increasingly important to develop and test methods for monitoring and evaluating the carbon effectiveness of REDD+. Cameroon is a member of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community, which takes some 20 per cent of its exports. Other editions - View all. /StructTreeRoot 183 0 R See our Privacy statement. Present in Cameroon since 1978, CARE Cameroon has a long history of working on agriculture, natural resource management, and climate change adaptation, and is present in six of the country’s ten regions. These reveal that net revenues could rise by up to $2.9 billion if future climates are mild and wet but could fall by up to $12.6 billion if they are hot and dry. /Size 1626 Climate change can have significant impacts on agriculture, forestry and rural areas thus forcing producers to adopt new practices in response to altered conditions (Rosenzweig and Parry, 1993, Mendelsohn and Dinar, 2003, Mendelsohn and Williams, 2004, Deressa et al., 2005, Gbetibouo and Hassan, 2005, Kurukulasuriya et al., 2006). This study examines the impact of climate change on crop farming in Cameroon. 1594 0 obj a two point five degrees centigrade increase in temperatures would cause net revenues from farming in Cameroon to fall by $0.5 billion, whilst a five degrees centigrade increase would cause net revenues to fall by $1.7 billion, a seven percent decrease in precipitation would cause net revenues from crops to fall by $1.96 billion, whilst a 14 percent decrease in precipitation would cause them to fall by $3.8 billion. 0000232668 00000 n 0000225103 00000 n The Economic Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Cameroon Full view. In Cameroon, CARE works in three main areas: (1) effective, sustainable and inclusive economic development for youth and women, including climate change; (2) […] Page 29. The country’s economy is predominantly agrarian and agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources remain the driving force for the country’s economic development. << IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme is the largest global climate adaptation programme for smallholder farmers. Get this from a library! Agriculture is an important sector of the U.S. economy. In the future, this difficulty will be exacerbated by climate change (Rosenzweig and Hillel, 1998). /Prev 1000748 This paper draws on a legal review and field data to assess the distribution of forest and wildlife revenues from economic operations in logging and wildlife extraction to forest communities in Cameroon. 0000232811 00000 n Net revenue is regressed on climate, water flow, soil and economic variables and the resulting regression explains the role that each variable plays today. Table of Contents. /PageLayout /OneColumn Agriculture is vital to the economy, employing half the workforce. Alongside agro-industrial plantations and some large private farms Cameroon has about two million small family farms. The above analyses show the magnitude and direction of the economic impact of climate change on agriculture. 0000002686 00000 n In addition, the region is already hot and vulnerable from further warming. This paper examines the effect of changes in climatic averages on agricultural production at the national level in Cameroon. A.A. Amin / African Economic Research Consortium, 1996. %%EOF /Pages 169 0 R /Linearized 1 We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Cameroon’s economy is primarily agrarian and 80% of the country’s poor are involved in farming. /N 33 /PieceInfo << /MarkedPDF << /LastModified (D:20070920133608) >> >> 0000029923 00000 n Results reveal that: In addition to the uniform scenarios, 15 climate change scenarios were also examined. The impacts of climate change on agricultural production in Africa will have serious implications for food security and livelihoods. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 5:1, 85-94, 2013, DOI: 10.1080/20421338.2013.782151 Posted: 10 Dec 2014. While the literature on the impact of climate change on agricultural productivity is fraught with numerous scientific models, use of econometric models controlling the region and period for specific unobserved heterogeneity is common (sunee Table A. /Type /Catalog The empirical results reveal that Cameroon’s agriculture is influenced by climate variables. As new United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) initiatives and development agendas commence in 2015, women throughout Africa are suffering from a disproportionate lack of resources, access to education, health and legal services, a, The African Ministers' Council on Water, 2016. This study aims to assess the economic impact … /Filter /FlateDecode /Outlines 176 0 R In: Albrecht E., Schmidt M., Mißler-Behr M., Spyra S. (eds) Implementing Adaptation Strategies by Legal, Economic and Planning Instruments on Climate Change. /Metadata 182 0 R Abstract This study examines the impact of climate change on crop farming in Cameroon. The economic impact of climate change on agriculture in Cameroon %PDF-1.4 0000231938 00000 n /O 977 The empirical results reveal that Cameroon’s agriculture is influenced by climate variables. This paper analyses the effects of trade and exchange rate policies on Cameroon's agriculture, providing theoretical models and formulas for empirical analysis. S. Assembe-Mvondo, G. Wong, L. Loft, J.S. /MarkInfo << /LetterspaceFlags 0 /Marked false >> >> This study aims to assess the economic impact of climate change on crop farming activities in the Sudano-Sahelian Area of Cameroon. Blessed with fertile land and regularly abundant rainfall in most regions, Cameroon produces a variety of agricultural commodities both for export and for domestic consumption. These ‘uniform’ scenarios assume that only one aspect of climate changes and that the change is uniform across the whole country. /L 1032770 trailer << This paper examines the effect of changes in climatic averages on agricultural production at the national level in Cameroon. 0000232560 00000 n >> Preview this book » What people are saying - Write a review. Therefore any assessment of the impacts of CO 2-induced climate change on crop productivity should account for the modification of the climate impact by the CO 2 physiological impact. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. 0 Lambi C.M., Kometa S.S. (2014) Climate Change in Cameroon and Its Impacts on Agriculture. Increases in precipitation would have the opposite effect on net revenues. startxref >> 0000029403 00000 n 0000001115 00000 n This study examines the impact of climate change on crop farming in Cameroon. Such climate change‑related impacts manifest themselves through a significant decline in agricultural production and associated increased food insecurity due … Tchatat G (2009) Climate change impact on rice production in the Yagoua Sub-Basin of Lake Chad: Cameroon. The study uses the Ricardian model and is based on farm data generated from a survey carried out in the framework of the ESA (Water-Soil-Tree) project between 2008 and 2009 on producers in 10 villages of the Lake Lagdo watershed. 3 effects of climate change on palm oil cultivation There is an increasing awareness of the negative effect of CC on the OP industry (MPOC, 2013 ; Paterson et al., 2015 , 2017 ). It is argued that climate cannot be dissociated from agriculture since its various elements (rainfall, sunshine, humidity and temperature) are essential for the survival of crops and of man. Our results show unexpectedly that climate change from 2005 to 2050 in North Cameroon will have a positive effect on cotton yields with an increase of 1.3 kg ha−1 year−1 in yield, especially if conservation agriculture systems are adopted. Increases of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), rising temperatures, and altered precipitation patterns will affect agricultural productivity. /Length 646 Eldis supports free and open access to useful and relevant research on global development challenges. 0000224320 00000 n The study uses the Ricardian model and is based on farm data generated from a survey carried out in the framework of the ESA (Water-Soil-Tree) project between 2008 and 2009 on producers in 10 villages of the Lake Lagdo watershed. /H [ 1415 746 ] It has an emphasis on the socio-distributional aspects, and draws lessons for the future design and implementation of REDD+ benefit sharing. 0000032212 00000 n The CO 2 physiological response varies between species, and in particular, two different pathways of photosynthesis (named C 3 and C 4 ) have evolved and these affect the overall response. East Africa. Although the other physical factors such as soil and relief have an important influence on agriculture, climate remains the dominant influence on the variety of crops cultivated and the types of agriculture practised. These findings also suggest that Cameroon should begin to plan for climate contingencies. The impact of climate change on agriculture in Cameroon Cameroon’s economy is primarily agrarian and 80% of the country’s poor are involved in farming. Title Page. 0000001415 00000 n Between 2014 and 2018, Africa had the highest levels of food insecurity in the world. The crops, livestock, and seafood produced in the United States contribute more than $300 billion to the economy each year. Agriculture and fisheries are highly dependent on the climate. And the benefits of limiting climate change to 1.5° C are enormous, with the report detailing the difference in the consequences between a 1.5° C increase and a 2° C increase. /E 234208 References. 0000222694 00000 n The country's economy is predominantly agrarian and agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources remain the driving force for the country's economic development. The authors find that net revenues fall as precipitation decreases or temperatures increase across all the surveyed farms. This paper examines the effect of changes in climatic averages on agricultural production at the national level in Cameroon. The programme engaged some 140 participants and 30 lecturers/mentors, and held over 50 workshops. 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