See our Privacy statement. IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE AGRICULTURAL INCOMES IN CAMEROON MEPOUI A MPE Cyrille Guy Patrick STATISTICIAN ENGINEER MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, PLANNING AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Email: patomep@yahoo.fr Phone: (00237) 74 72 82 46 ABSTRACT: This article aims to assess the impact of climate change on agricultural incomes in Cameroon. Results reveal that: In addition to the uniform scenarios, 15 climate change scenarios were also examined. 0000223095 00000 n 0000030993 00000 n This study aims to assess the economic impact >> 0000231938 00000 n The countrys economy is predominantly agrarian and agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources remain the driving force for the countrys economic development. Molua EL (2003) Global climate change and Cameroon s Agriculture: evaluating the economic impacts PhD dissertation. Net revenue is regressed on climate, water flow, soil and economic variables and the resulting regression explains the role that each variable plays today. This paper analyses the effects of trade and exchange rate policies on Cameroon's agriculture, providing theoretical models and formulas for empirical analysis. Rainfed tropical agriculture provides important avenue to ascertain the consequences of climate change. Assessing the quality of research can be a tricky business. Page 29. This paper examines the effect of changes in climatic averages on agricultural production at the national level in Cameroon. Preview this book What people are saying - Write a review. The country's economy is predominantly agrarian and agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources remain the driving force for the country's economic development. << Increases in Tume SJP (2009) Incompatible land uses: a source of conflict at the watershed scale of the Bui Plateau, North West 1625 0 obj Agriculture remains the backbone of Cameroon's economy, employing 70% of its workforce, while providing 42% of its GDP and 30% of its export revenue. The Economic Impact of Climate Change On Agriculture In Cameroon, Volume 1of 1. The study uses the Ricardian model and is based on farm data generated from a survey carried out in the framework of the ESA (Water-Soil-Tree) project between 2008 and 2009 on producers in 10 villages of the Lake Lagdo watershed. NAB Ventures, Bamenda, Cameroon, pp 273290 Google Scholar. 0000214186 00000 n startxref % This study aims to assess the economic impact of climate change on crop farming activities in the Sudano-Sahelian Area of Cameroon. /PieceInfo << /MarkedPDF << /LastModified (D:20070920133608) >> >> IFADs Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme is the largest global climate adaptation programme for smallholder farmers. Agriculture is an important sector of the U.S. economy. Our results show unexpectedly that climate change from 2005 to 2050 in North Cameroon will have a positive effect on cotton yields with an increase of 1.3 kg ha1 year1 in yield, especially if conservation agriculture systems are adopted. The impacts of climate change on agricultural production in Africa will have serious implications for food security and livelihoods. /O 1596 Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here. Climate change can have significant impacts on agriculture, forestry and rural areas thus forcing producers to adopt new practices in response to altered conditions (Rosenzweig and Parry, 1993, Mendelsohn and Dinar, 2003, Mendelsohn and Williams, 2004, Deressa et al., 2005, Gbetibouo and Hassan, 2005, Kurukulasuriya et al., 2006). Second, Cameroon is heavily dependent on agriculture, which, in turn, depends on climate. >> The above analyses show the magnitude and direction of the economic impact of climate change on agriculture. Environmental Protection in the European Union, vol 4. And the benefits of limiting climate change to 1.5 C are enormous, with the report detailing the difference in the consequences between a 1.5 C increase and a 2 C increase. a two point five degrees centigrade increase in temperatures would cause net revenues from farming in Cameroon to fall by $0.5 billion, whilst a five degrees centigrade increase would cause net revenues to fall by $1.7 billion, a seven percent decrease in precipitation would cause net revenues from crops to fall by $1.96 billion, whilst a 14 percent decrease in precipitation would cause them to fall by $3.8 billion. << 0000000017 00000 n It has an emphasis on the socio-distributional aspects, and draws lessons for the future design and implementation of REDD+ benefit sharing. As new United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) initiatives and development agendas commence in 2015, women throughout Africa are suffering from a disproportionate lack of resources, access to education, health and legal services, a, The African Ministers' Council on Water, 2016. /N 33 3 effects of climate change on palm oil cultivation There is an increasing awareness of the negative effect of CC on the OP industry (MPOC, 2013 ; Paterson et al., 2015 , 2017 ). The empirical results reveal that Cameroon's agriculture is influenced by climate variables. 0000032212 00000 n The country's economy is predominantly agrarian and agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources remain the driving force for the country's economic development. /ID [<7aa2356029523707145c136455a12ab5><7aa2356029523707145c136455a12ab5>] Cameroon is a member of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community, which takes some 20 per cent of its exports. The crops, livestock, and seafood produced in the United States contribute more than $300 billion to the economy each year. /Info 181 0 R The study uses the Ricardian model and is based on farm data generated from a survey carried out in the framework of the ESA (Water-Soil-Tree) project between 2008 and 2009 on producers in 10 villages of the Lake Lagdo watershed. In: Albrecht E., Schmidt M., Miler-Behr M., Spyra S. (eds) Implementing Adaptation Strategies by Legal, Economic and Planning Instruments on Climate Change. Other editions - View all. This paper examines the effect of changes in climatic averages on agricultural production at the national level in Cameroon. The climate problems that plague agriculture in Cameroon must be factored into production plans and catered for, if agricultural output is to be maximized. 1 : for details on literature review). 0000029923 00000 n In addition, the region is already hot and vulnerable from further warming. The Economic Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Cameroon Full view. This blog from our editor offers some tools and tips. This study aims to assess the economic impact of climate change on crop farming activities in the Sudano-Sahelian Area of Cameroon. Cameroons economy is primarily agrarian and 80% of the countrys poor are involved in farming. /Metadata 182 0 R Changes in temperature and precipitation pose a serious threat to the nations economy. Increases in precipitation would have the opposite effect on net revenues. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. These partners help to ensure that Eldis can present a truly global picture of development research. While climate change threatens most crops in Africa, its impact could be less on cotton cultivation in Cameroon. Although the other physical factors such as soil and relief have an important influence on agriculture, climate remains the dominant influence on the variety of crops cultivated and the types of agriculture practised. 0000225103 00000 n << Unless stated otherwise Eldis original content is available for re-use under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 3.0), Please check the box to confirm you would like to receive updates from Eldis by email, Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank, Climate change agriculture and food security, New IDS research project seeks to re-imagine shit as brown gold, Call for project proposals on climate change in sub-Saharan Africa, New IDS Bulletin on the political economy of food, Comparing methods for assessing the effectiveness of subnational REDD+ initiatives - IOPscience, Walk the talk: gender equality in the African Union, Climate resilient development: experience from an African capacity development programme, The effects of exchange rate policy on Cameroons agricultural competitiveness, Comparative assessment of forest revenue redistribution mechanisms in Cameroon. In: Lambi CM (ed) Cameroon: a country at crises crossroads: an anthology in the social sciences. The paper also examines some simple climate scenarios to see how Cameroon would respond to climate change. /Filter /FlateDecode In Institute of Agricultural Economics, V ol. 0000030497 00000 n Downloadable! A.A. Amin / African Economic Research Consortium, 1996. The economic impact of climate change on agriculture in Cameroon S. Assembe-Mvondo, G. Wong, L. Loft, J.S. 0000233962 00000 n While the literature on the impact of climate change on agricultural productivity is fraught with numerous scientific models, use of econometric models controlling the region and period for specific unobserved heterogeneity is common (sunee Table A. Selected pages. This study aims to assess the economic impact of climate change on crop farming activities in the Sudano-Sahelian Area of Cameroon. It is argued that climate cannot be dissociated from agriculture since its various elements (rainfall, sunshine, humidity and temperature) are essential for the survival of crops and of man. Impact of climate change on agricultural productivity Providing sufficient food for the worlds increasing population is becoming more difficult as land, water, and vegetative resources are progressively degraded through prolonged overuse.