New book on climate change and sub-Saharan Africa
Credit: Asian Institute of Technology
A new book edited by AIT faculty member Dr. John K. M. Kuwornu titled “Climate Change and Sub-Saharan Africa: The Vulnerability and Adaptation of Food Supply Chain Actors” has just been released.
The publication addresses the issue of vulnerability, food supply chains, climate change and variability, adaptation strategies and resilience, finance options, and the role of governmental support and international organizations. Published by Vernon Press, the 382-page publication is targeted at students, lecturers, researchers, agribusinesses, marketing firms, agricultural institutions, climate change adaptation institutions, policymakers, and many others with an interest in agricultural development and the global food industry.
“Adverse effects of climate change and climate variability have become some of the biggest environmental and socioeconomic challenges for society and for food supply chain actors, and this threat is not only apparent from the difficulties faced by all food supply chain actors, but it is also felt acutely by households dependent on semi-subsistence agriculture,” says Dr. Kuwornu, who serves as an Associate Professor in AIT’s School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD). The book addresses the issue of vulnerability of food supply chain actors in relation to climate change and climatic variability. The book also analyzes various adaptation strategies as well as how the resilience of food supply chains is being supported by governments as well as national and international organizations, Dr. Kuwornu adds.
Also included in the book is a chapter co-authored by Dr. Avishek Datta, also of AIT. The book’s forewords were contributed by Suresh Babu of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI – Washington, DC), Venkatachalam Anbumozhi of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA – Jakarta), and Prof. Joyashree Roy of AIT.
Bajinder Pal Singh