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Any specialist in Agricultural Economics with good knowledge on climate

Hello. I am a PhD students. Actually I am have difficulties developing a research theme. Can anybody help me with related ideas on agriculture and climate change.Actually
I just want to have as many ideas as possible Thank you.

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Hello Marie, One thing I think about as I’m placing content in ECHOcommunity is whether the rate of regional change in crop options and agricultural knowledge will be sufficient to adequately offset the impact of changing climate.

Your question is welcome here on Conversations. I hope you get many responses.

Here is an interesting article that may be meaningful to your deliberations : https://www.echocommunity.org/resources/0e62317f-eb08-4379-9560-26907ff08ad9

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Dear Marie, there are so many ways to go with this topic that I am sure it is hard to decide. If you would like, I could share with you our efforts to mitigate climate change in a small, local way. But that’s how it has has to be done, locally and patiently. We work in the high Andes of southern Ecuador using agroecology - cover crops and intercropping. We are starting to expand use of succulents such as agave for carbon sequestration, water conservation, and to hold soil. Slow, but sure, with the emphasis on sure.

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Dear Mane,
Thanks for your request well let me give you few intro that will help you in your research
Look at this few once
Perception of Climate Variability on Agriculture and Food Security
Climatic data on
rainfall, relative humidity maximum and minimum temperature were collected for a period of ten years
alongside data on crops such as cocoa, cocoyam, cassava, sweet potatoes maize and yam. The
descriptive statistical techniques employed to analyze farmers’ responses show that climatic variables
affect both men and women farmers’ productivity. 60% are male while 40% are female. 47% of the
respondents perceived climatic variability as delayed in rainfall, 22% perceived it as high temperature, 6%
says it is flood, 3% sees it as unusual rainfall while 22% perceived it as undefined season. Although both
gender do not have the same adaptive capacity
Climatic Variability, Agricultural Production, Food Security, Rainfall and Farmers.
Generally in agricultural production throughout the
world, both men and women play crucial roles in
producing; processing and providing the food we eat
(FAO, 2008). Agriculture being one of the most
weather-dependent of all human activities is highly
vulnerable to climate change. Actionaid (2009)
confirmed that agriculture contributes to and suffer
fishing and forestry sectors, loss of livelihood, food
insecurity and diminished supplies; and heightened
incidence of certain diseases and pest on people,
animals and plants. Poor women and their
communities who rely mostly on the land and
natural resources for their food, livelihood, fuel and
medicine but less equipped to cope with natural
disasters and weather variations bear these impacts
most (Yocogan-Diano and Kashiwazaki 2009).
Climate change will have more severe impacts on
women because of gendered norms and weaker
socio-economic

Hypotheses
(1) There are no significant differences
between men and women perception
of climate change (H0).
(2) There are significant differences
between men and women perception
of climate change (H1)
Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South
Africa. According to IFAD (2009) the number of
poor and hungry people has been increasing and the
world now faces a major economic downturn.
Climate change, growing competition for land and
prices volatility for food and input are having a
negative impact on rural women and men in
developing countries and particularly on the poorer
and most vulnerable household.
well if you need more information as regards other details
then email me
DR Sampson A.o.Panneah-ajiteru
agricecodevfoundngo@gmail.com

Dear Alan
I am greatful for You contribution. I thing if sufficient adaptation and mitigation options are put in place we can achieve not only crop adaptation but also reduction of climate change effects I.e global warming.

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Dear Sampson
This proposal is excellent. I am very greatful. If you were around I will grap your shirt unstill you accept to supervise me. Thank you. Please if you don’t mine I will love to have more of such ideas

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I know one person in Nepal who is a professor of Ag Econ at the major university here. He is also really competent with actual growing practices and is aware of all climate change issues. If you want, I can ask him if he has time to speak with you. I know he is busy with family right now, but he could probably give suggestions. If you add some details of what kinds of questions etc, then I can call him and make an appointment/connection for you (if he does have time). Feel free to message me. I will check this account once or twice a week. :slight_smile:

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Good Evening Mr Leslie
I am very greatful for your help. Actually I will love to research on climate change, agricultural productivity food security and hungar. Actually this is the idea I have but I will appreciate if a specialist could help me base on today’s problem on how to approach the subject. I will be very happy if you could connect me to a Agricultural Economist.

This is sure an interesting and relevant topic, and there are many different problems you could address. The possibilities are overwhelming! Since this is a Ph.D. project, my advice is to focus on a specific, definable project where you will be the world expert in that project by the time you complete your Ph.D. Since you have a background in environmental science and agroforestry, it seems you Ph.D. topic could expand on that experience. You sure want to focus on a project that interests you though! Having a passion for your work will sure help you through your Ph.D. program. Focusing on food security would certainly impact families in your region and bring a practical application to your studies. One possible project could be to build a database of crops that could be grown in your area as climate changes, and the economic impact on farmers in your region as they shift to these crops (you may find that climate change has a positive impact in your region!). This would require making assumptions about changes in temperature, rainfall, crop diseases, pests, etc that may occur over the next, say, 50 years. Anyway, those are my thoughts as an Ag Eng. I wish you well in your studies!

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Sear Marie,
Thank you for the compliment you can always reach me anytime via my whatsapp number for any topic
This is my Number 2347010080791
Thanks
DR SAMPSON

Thank very much Sir, it’s a good proposal. Actually as you said I will love to carry out a research that will make me an expert in the domain. I will carry out some desktop research and get back to you. nsobihtex2 @yahoo. Com