Blending local scale information for developing agricultural resilience in Ethiopia

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Abstract

This brief article looks at the intersection of climate, land cover/land use, and population trends in the world's most food insecure country, Ethiopia. As a result of warming in the Indian and Western Pacific oceans, Ethiopia has experienced substantial drying over the past 20 years. We intersect the spatial pattern of this drying with high resolution climatologies, maps of agricultural expansion, population data, and socioeconomic livelihoods information to suggest that the coincidence of drying and agricultural expansion in south-central Ethiopia is likely adversely affecting a densely populated region with high levels of poverty and low wage levels.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Blending local scale information for developing agricultural resilience in Ethiopia
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-384703-4.00234-3
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 11 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Understanding and addressing threats to essential resources
First page 165
Last page 175
Country Ethiopia