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Title:GIS and remote sensing based assessment of climate change impacts on food security: the case of Central Rift Valley and adjacent highlands
Author:Feyissa, GetnetISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Ethiopian Journal of Development Research (ISSN 0378-0813)
Volume:33
Issue:1
Period:April
Pages:97-135
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:climate change
remote sensing
cartography
agriculture
food security
geography
Geographic information systems
External link:https://doi.org/10.4314/ejdr.v32i2.68609
Abstract:The effects of climate change are severe in developing countries like Ethiopia where agriculture is the dominant economy. The remote sensing and GIS based analysis of climate change impact is crucial to help Ethiopia benefit the most from this technology. This study aims at assessing changes and variation in climatic elements in the Central Rift Valley and adjacent highlands in Ethiopia where climate change has resulted in food insecurity. Thirty-five years worth of data, analyzed by twenty-two meteorological stations, indicate that every 12 years the temperature is rising by 0.370c in the Central Rift Valley and by 0.480c in the adjacent highlands, along with an insignificant rise of rainfall intensity. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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