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By Naveen P. Singh, Cynthia Bantilan, Kattarkandi Byjesh, Swamikannu Nedumaran

This publication emphasizes the function of farm point edition as a key in developmental pathways which are challenged through weather hazards within the semi-arid tropics of Asia and Africa. It throws gentle on key concerns that come up in farm point affects, model and vulnerability to weather swap and discusses Q2 methodological techniques undertaken in research domain names of Asia and Africa

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And Ryan, J. (1990) Village and Household Economies in India’s Semi-arid Tropics. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland. Yohe, G. J. (2002) Indicators of social and economic coping capacity: moving toward a working definition of adaptive capacity. Global Environmental Change 12, 25–40. P. Singh,1* K. Byjesh,1 C. M. Rao,2 B. Venkateswarulu,2 F. Niranjan,3 W. K. Q. Ha5 and P. Suddhiyam6 1International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India; 2Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, India; 3Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy, Colombo, Sri Lanka; 4Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 5Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Sciences (VAAS), Hanoi, Vietnam; 6Department of Agriculture, Bangkok, Thailand Abstract This chapter provides a comparative meta-analysis of several global studies on long-term climatic trends, extreme events and their consequences on the important countries in Asia and Africa.

2004; Malone and Engle, 2011). It can also be considered as the underlying exposure to damaging shocks, perturbation or stress, rather than the probability or projected incidence of those shocks themselves. The main purpose of analysis is to compute vulnerability to climate change of target countries in South and South-east Asian countries. This exercise helped to identify, classify and map the vulnerability in regions/provinces based on a set of multivariate longitudinal data sets. Vulnerability is a function of the character, magnitude and rate of climate variation.

Purposive sampling was used to select farmers to elicit information to understand and identify perceptions of climate change and subsequent adaptation practices. The sample was separated into large, medium and small farmers, landless labourers and women. The objective of the field visits was to understand the perceptions of the farmers in terms of the vulnerability to climate change and their adaptation strategies. Specific focus was also placed on the role of formal and informal institutions in facilitating adaptation practices.

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