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Climate change perception and system of rice intensification (SRI) impact on dispersion and downside risk : a moment approximation approach

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dc.contributor.author Bezabih, Mintewab
dc.contributor.author Ruhinduka, Remidius
dc.contributor.author Sarr, Mare
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-06T18:06:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-06T18:06:32Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/57575
dc.description The research for this paper was carried out as part of the PRISE project, under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), with financial support from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada. en
dc.description.abstract This article assesses the consequential risk impacts of the recent system of rice intensi cation (SRI) implemented in the Morogoro region of Tanzania, one of the largest Semi-Arid regions, using household and farm plot level data extended to incorporate farmers' perceptions of climate change. The analysis implements a moment approximation approach that accounts for the impacts of the technology on the first three moments of rice yields and total household income. Using a endogenous switching regressions model, we nd that perception of climate change is a key driver for SRI adoption and impacts primarily the moments of income. Thereby, the study highlights the importance of climate perceptions and moisture-conserving technology in risk management in Semi-Arid areas. The theme of the study also falls within the objectives of PRISE (Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies) as it brings together institutional intervention (in the form of SRI provision), land productivity and vulnerabilit y (in the form of farmers' perceptions of climatic factors). en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Working paper no. 288 / Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Working paper no. 256 en
dc.subject SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION (SRI) ADOPTION en
dc.subject RISK en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE PERCEPTION en
dc.subject MOMENT APPROXIMATION en
dc.subject VARIANCE en
dc.subject SKEWNESS en
dc.subject TANZANIA en
dc.subject PATHWAYS TO RESILIENCE IN SEMI-ARID ECONOMIES (PRISE) en
dc.title Climate change perception and system of rice intensification (SRI) impact on dispersion and downside risk : a moment approximation approach en
dc.type Article en
idrc.project.number 107643
idrc.project.title Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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