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Keywords: Tanzania, climate change, politics, agriculture, economy, livelihoods, adaptation, mitigation, floods, CO2 emmissions

Schlagwörter: Tansania, Klimawandel, Politik, Landwirtschaft, Wirtschaft, Livelihoods, Anpassung, Mitigation, Flut, CO2 Emissionen

Keywords: Tanzania, climate change, agriculture, food security, models

Schlagwörter: Tansania, Klimawandel, Landwirtschaft, Ernährungssicherung, Modelle

Schlagwörter: Tansania, Kilimanjaro Region, Landwirtschaft, Regen, Dürre

Keywords: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Region, agriculture, rainfall, drought

Weblink: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/IJCCSM-07-2013-0094

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to show how climatic change in Africa is expected to lead to a higher occurrence of severe droughts in semiarid and arid ecosystems. Understanding how crop productions react to such events is, thus, crucial for addressing future challenges for food security and poverty alleviation. The authors explored how temperature and rainfall patterns determined maize and beans production in Hai District in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. Annual food crops were particularly sensitive to the drought and maize and beans yields were lower than perennial crops during the years of drought. The authors also report strong and significant association between maize and beans production with temperature and rainfall patterns.