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Empirical evidence has shown that farmers can adapt to climate change by using sustainable land and water management (SLWM) practices that provide local mitigation benefits, reducing or offsetting the negative effects of climate change at the level of the plot, farm, or even landscape. However, adaptation to climate change using SLWM practices in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains low. This study was conducted to examine the impact of government policies on adaptation to climate change.
Although irrigation in Africa has the potential to boost agricultural productivities by at least 50 percent, food production on the continent is almost entirely rainfed.
Among various ways to sequester CO2 from the atmosphere, increasing soil carbon is an option that could also lead to increased agricultural productivity, especially in developing countries.
Mapping the global extent of soil constraints to crop growth can play an important role in developing strategies for agricultural production, environmental protection, and sustainable development at regional and global scales.