Drought Challenges - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128148204

Drought Challenges, Volume 2

1st Edition

Livelihood Implications in Developing Countries

Editors: Everisto Mapedza Daniel Tsegai Michael Bruntrup
Paperback ISBN: 9780128148204
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st August 2019
Page Count: 300
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Table of Contents

1. Beyond Drought Early warning systems: what are the perspectives for policy?
2. Drought and the Gendered Livelihoods implications for smallholder farmers
3. Towards effective assessment and monitoring of vulnerability to drought: the case of ken river basin in India
4. The institutionalization of drought preparedness: The case of the USA: What are the lessons for Africa
5. The role of risk-based national drought policy in mitigating the impacts of droughts for small holder farmers
6. Achieving policy coherence for drought resilient food security in SSA – lessons from the Horn of Africa
7. Lessons from the El Nino Induced Drought for the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
8. Drought, Migration, and conflict: What are the links and policy options?
9. Drought and the gender perspective: Evidence from Africa
10. The Role of Private Sector through Crop and Livestock Insurance schemes
11. Research and Policy implications


Description

Drought challenges: Livelihood Implications in Developing Countries provides an understanding of the occurrence and impacts of droughts for developing countries, and for specific vulnerable sub-groups such as women and pastoralists. It presents tools for assessing vulnerabilities, introduces them to individual policies to combat the effects of droughts, and highlights the importance of integrated multi-sectoral approaches and drought networks of actors at various levels. Currently, there are few books on the market that address the growing need for knowledge and best practices on these cross-cutting issues.

Drought can occur virtually anywhere but is often overlooked. The systemic connections between droughts and livelihoods are a key factor in development in many dryland and agriculturally-dependent nations and regions; even so, there is limited interaction and coordination across practitioners, governments, and institutional ‘silos’ on tackling the challenges posed by drought. However, attitudes are changing, and there is growing recognition of the need for future cooperation and innovation between silos. Drought challenges: Livelihood Implications in Developing Countries bridges the gap by bringing various actors together to work for a common purpose.

Key Features

  • Connects the biophysical, social, economic, policy and institutional aspects of droughts across multiple regions in developing world
  • Analyses linkages between government agencies, public institutions, NGOs, private sector, communities, with respect to setting policy
  • Includes discussion of gender dimensions of drought and its impacts
  • Presents a multi-sectoral perspective, including the human dimensions of drought in developing countries

Readership

Academics working on drought management challenges and policy responses, policy makers, Climatologists, meteorologists, food scientists/ agriculturalists/ environmental engineers


Details

No. of pages:
300
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Paperback ISBN:
9780128148204

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About the Editors

Everisto Mapedza Editor

Mr. Mapedza is a Senior Researcher with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) based in the West Africa office in Accra, Ghana. Mapedza has a PhD from Edinburgh University, UK and a BSc and MSc from the University of Zimbabwe. Mapedza has published just over 20 peer reviewed journal and book chapters. Prior to joining IWMI in 2006, Mapedza was a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Mapedza has just been elected as an Executive Council Member for the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC). Mapedza is leading a Water Assessment and Drought Early Warning System Project covering seven countries within the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) area

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Accra, Ghana

Daniel Tsegai Editor

Mr. Tsegai is a Programme Officer on drought policy and related UNCCD thematic priorities under the External Relations, Policy and Advocacy unit. Before joining the UNCCD, he was a Programme Officer at the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) where he coordinated initiative on Capacity evelopment to support National Drought Management Policies initiative. Mr. Tsegai was also lecturer and Senior Researcher at the University of Bonn. With a focus on Africa, his areas of expertise include drought risk reduction, sustainable water and land management, migration and food security. Mr. Tsegai holds a Ph.D. in Development Economics from the University of Bonn, a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Göttingen and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Asmara, Eritrea.

Affiliations and Expertise

Programme Officer, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Germany

Michael Bruntrup Editor

Mr. Brüntrup is agricultural engineer and holds a PhD in agricultural economy. After some years in academics and as a freelance consultant, since 2003 he works at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). His interests cover topics related to agriculture and rural development, trade policy and food security with a geographical focus on Subsahara Africa. More recent work projected to increase. As such the need to deal with droughts in developing countries is increasing, as is the willingness and the means of countries globally.

Affiliations and Expertise

German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn, Germany