How Can African Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change? - A Counterfactual Analysis from Ethiopia

Salvatore Di Falco

London School of Economics; University of Kent

Marcella Veronesi

University of Verona - Department of Economics; ETH Zürich - Institute vor Environmental Decisions (IED)

Land Economics 89(4):743-766, 2013

We analyze and compare the impact of different adaptation strategies on crop net revenues in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia. We implement a counterfactual analysis, and estimate a multinomial endogenous switching regression model of climate change adaptation and crop net revenues. We combine data from 1,000 farm households with spatial climate data at the farm household level in Ethiopia. We find that adaptation to climate change based upon a combination of strategies -opposed to strategies adopted in isolation- increases farm net revenues. In particular, the combinations of changing crops with water or soil conservation strategies deliver the highest pay off.

Keywords: adaptation, climate change, endogenous switching, Ethiopia, net revenues

JEL Classification: Q54, Q56

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Date posted: March 28, 2012 ; Last revised: August 6, 2014

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Di Falco, Salvatore and Veronesi, Marcella, How Can African Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change? - A Counterfactual Analysis from Ethiopia. Land Economics 89(4):743-766, 2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2030220 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2030220

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Salvatore Di Falco
London School of Economics ( email )
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
University of Kent ( email )
Keynes College
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP
United Kingdom
Marcella Veronesi (Contact Author)
University of Verona - Department of Economics ( email )
Vicolo Campofiore 2
Verona, 37129
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - Institute vor Environmental Decisions (IED)
Weinbergstrasse 35
Zurich, 8092
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