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Sub-Saharan Africa - Managing Land in a Changing Climate : An Operational Perspective for Sub-Saharan Africa

ACCESS TO INFORMATION ADVERSE CLIMATE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS ARID ZONES ATMOSPHERE ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AWARENESS OF CLIMATE CHANGE BIODIVERSITY BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION CARBON CARBON CONTENT CARBON DENSITY CARBON DIOXIDE CARBON FINANCE CARBON PRICE CARBON SEQUESTRATION CARBON STOCK CARBON STOCK CHANGES CARBON STOCKS CARBON STORAGE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY CLIMATE CHANGES CLIMATE CONDITIONS CLIMATE DATA CLIMATE EVENTS CLIMATE HAZARD CLIMATE IMPACT CLIMATE INFORMATION CLIMATE MITIGATION CLIMATE MODELS CLIMATE NEXUS CLIMATE PROJECTIONS CLIMATE RESEARCH CLIMATE RESEARCH UNIT CLIMATE RESILIENCE CLIMATE RISK CLIMATE RISK MANAGEMENT CLIMATE RISKS CLIMATE SIMULATIONS CLIMATE STATISTICS CLIMATE TRENDS CLIMATE VARIATION CLIMATE VARIATIONS CLIMATE VULNERABILITY CLIMATE- CHANGE CLIMATE-CHANGE CLIMATE-CHANGE CONTEXT CLIMATE-CHANGE MITIGATION CLIMATE-RELATED HAZARDS CLIMATE-RELATED RISKS CLIMATES CLIMATIC CHANGES CLIMATIC CONDITIONS CLIMATIC DATA CO CO2 COLLECTIVE ACTION CONFRONTING CLIMATE CHANGE CONSEQUENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE CONVERGENCE COPE WITH CLIMATE VARIABILITY COST-BENEFIT COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS CROP RESIDUES CRU DAMAGES DECISION MAKING DESERTIFICATION DOUBLE DIVIDEND DRINKING WATER DRYLANDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC RESOURCES ECOSYSTEM EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ELECTRICITY EMISSION EMISSIONS EMISSIONS FROM AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT EVAPOTRANSPIRATION EXTREME CLIMATE EVENTS EXTREME WEATHER EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS FERTILIZERS FISHERIES FISHING FLOODS FOOD POLICY RESEARCH FORESTRY FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE FUELS FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE FUTURE CLIMATE SCENARIOS FUTURE CLIMATE VARIABILITY GCM GHG GHGS GLOBAL CLIMATE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE GREENHOUSE GREENHOUSE GAS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS GREENHOUSE GASSES GROUND CARBON IMPACT OF CLIMATE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT OF CLIMATE VARIABILITY IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE VARIABILITY INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE IPCC IRRIGATION ITCZ LAND DEGRADATION LAND MANAGEMENT LAND RESOURCES LAND TENURE LAND USE LAND-USE CHANGE LANDS MEAN RAINFALL MITIGATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE NATURAL CLIMATE VARIABILITY NATURAL RESOURCE NATURAL RESOURCES NEGATIVE IMPACTS NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE NITROGEN OPPORTUNITY COSTS ORGANIC MATTER PARTNERSHIP PASTURE PASTURES POLICY IMPLICATIONS POLICY MAKERS POPULATION GROWTH PRECIPITATION RAINFALL RAINFALL CONDITIONS RAINFALL DATA RAINFALL TREND RAINFALL VARIATION RANGELAND RANGELANDS RATE OF CLIMATE VARIATION RATE OF DEFORESTATION REGIONAL CLIMATE REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE RIVERS RURAL COMMUNITIES RURAL DEVELOPMENT RURAL LIVELIHOODS SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE SEASON SOIL SOIL CARBON SOIL DEGRADATION SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUSTAINABLE USE TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE CHANGES TERRESTRIAL CARBON TERRESTRIAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION TROPICS UNCERTAINTIES VULNERABILITY TO CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY TO CLIMATE VARIABILITY WATER RESOURCES WEATHER PATTERNS WIND WIND EROSION
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World Bank
Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa
2012-03-19T10:23:26Z | 2012-03-19T10:23:26Z | 2010-05-01

Livelihoods, food security, and development processes in Sub-Saharan Africa are highly dependent on land management practices to generate natural ecosystem goods and services. Out of a total population of about 717 million people, almost 60 percent depend for their livelihood on agriculture, hunting, fishing, or forestry. However, unsustainable land management already is leading to large-scale land degradation trends, which pose a threat to food security and poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change threatens to exacerbate and add to the existing vulnerabilities. Evidence has shown that the number of people affected by climate variability, through floods and droughts, is already increasing. Much-needed increases in agricultural production have, as a result, been unrealized. These outcomes place smallholder farmers, who depend largely on rainfed agriculture, in highly vulnerable circumstances under climate-change predictions. The objective of this work is to improve practical knowledge resources for Sub-Saharan African countries, regional institutions, and development practitioners at the World Bank and other partner institutions to help them make informed decisions about: (i) the risks posed by climate variability and change to land-resource-dependent livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa; and (ii) Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) approaches and practices that are best suited for meeting development objectives while also addressing the challenge posed by climate-change adaptation and mitigation.

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