Table of contents for The impact of climate change on drylands : with a focus on West Africa / edited by A.J. Dietz, R. Ruben, A. Verhagen.

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Contributing Authors.- `Voices from the Sahel'.- Foreword.- Climate Change in the Sahel Region.- The ICCD Research; T. Dietz, J. Verhagen.- The World's Drylands: A Classification; T. Dietz, E. Veldhuizen.- Climate Change in Dryland West Africa; M. Put, J. Verhagen, E. Veldhuizen, P. Jellema.- Uncertainties in Modelling Climate Change; J. van Boxtel.- Climate Change Scenarios for Dryland West Africa, 1990-2050; G. van den Born, R. Leemans, M. Schaeffer.- Climate Change and Drought Risks for Agriculture; J. Verhagen, M. Put, F. Zaal, H. van Keulen.- Sahelian Livelihoods on the Rebound; F. Zaal, T. Dietz, J. Brons, K. van der Geest, E. Ofori-Sarpong.- Population Dynamics; T. Dietz, E. Veldhuizen.- Driving Forces for Changes in Land Use; J. Brons, R. Ruben, M. Toure, B. Ouedraogo.- Cotton and Climate Change in West Africa; P. Ton.- A Literature Survey about Risk and Vulnerability in Drylands, with a Focus on the Sahel; K. van der Geest, T. Dietz.- Cases from the Sub-humid and Semi-arid Zones in the West African Sahel.- Climate and Livelihood Change in North East Ghana; T. Dietz, D. Millar, S. Dittoh, F. Obeng, E. Ofori-Sarpong.- Pathways to Mitigate Climate Variability and Climate Change in Mali: The Districts of Douentza and Koutiala Compared; H. van Dijk, M. de Bruijn, W. van Beek.- Responses to Climate Variability in the Kaya Region, Burkina Faso; M. Breusers.- Change and Adaptation in a Livestock-producing Region: Northeastern Burkina Faso; F. Zaal, A. Diallo.- Livelihood Strategies and Development Pathways at Household and Village Level; J. Brons, F. Zaal, L. Kersbergen, R. Ruben.- Some Comments on Portfolio Diversification, Rural Pathways and Farm and Household Analyses; T. Hilhorst, C. Reu.- Urban-rural Linkages and Climate Variability; A. Broekhuis, M. de Bruijn, A. de Jong.- Climate Deterioration and Regional Specificity; T. Dietz.- The Importance of Socio-cultural Differences and of Pathway Analysis for Understanding Local Actor's Responses; M. de Bruijn, H. van Dijk.- Consequences for Policy.- Climate Variability, Risk Coping and Agrarian Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa; R. Ruben, A. Kuyvenhoven, K. Sissoko, G. Kruseman.- Climate Change and Management of Catastrophic Risk; P. Hazell.- Climate Variability and Early Warning Systems; M. Konaté.- Climate Change Preparedness in West Africa; T. Dietz, R. Ruben, J. Verhagen, S. Dittoh, M. Konaté, D. Millar, E. Ofori-Sarpong, H. Saley, N.C. Sylla.- References.- Index

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Climatic changes -- Africa, West.
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects -- Africa, West.
Environmental policy -- Africa, West.
Africa, West -- Climate.