Climate risk analyses for identifying and weighing adaptation strategies in sub-Saharan Africa – AGRICA

HFFA Research is subcontracted by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) to participate in the AGRICA project. As indicated by the project’s name – combining the words “agriculture” and “Africa” – the aim of AGRICA is to analyze climate change impacts and adaptation options for the agricultural sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project acronym stands for “Climate risk analyses for identifying and weighing adaptation strategies in sub-Saharan Africa”.

 

The project’s goal is to project the climate risks which specific Sub-Saharan countries will experience in the future. Along with these projections the impacts on the agricultural sector are assessed. This is done by e.g., modelling yields of major staple crops under future climate scenarios. The report also assesses adaptation measures, which are selected by the local stakeholders and PIK scientists. These are evaluated against different criteria. One such criteria, the cost effectiveness, is assessed by HFFA Research by performing cost-benefit-analyses for each measure. This will facilitate governments and other stakeholders to effectively develop investment strategies for climate change adaptation and to optimize the allocation of resources. A better understanding of the specific costs and benefits of their adaptation options can help countries gain access to international climate finance as well as public and private investments – which are crucial for the successful implementation of adaptation measures, and for pursuing a climate resilient transformation of the agricultural sector.

All reports are prepared by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

 

So far, we co-authored three published AGRICA studies.

 

  • Murken, L., Cartsburg, M., Chemura, A., Didovets, I., Gleixner, S., Koch, H., Lehmann, J., Liersch, , Lüttringhaus, S., Rivas López, M. R., Noleppa, S., Roehrig, F., Schauberger, B., Shukla, R., Tomalka, J., Yalew, A. & Gornott, C., (2020). Climate risk analysis for identifying and weighing adaptation strategies in Ethiopia’s agricultural sector. 150 pp. DOI: 10.2312/pik.2020.003.

 

  • Aschenbrenner, P., Chemura, A., Jarawura, F., Habtemariam, L., Lüttringhaus, S., Murken, L., Roehrig, F., Tomalka, J., & Gornott, C., (2021). Climate Risk Analysis for Identifying and Weighing Adaptation Strategies for the Agricultural Sector in Northern Ghana – A Study at District Level in the Upper West Region, 118 pp. DOI: 10.48485/pik.2021.001.

 

  • Röhrig, F., Gloy, N., von Loeben, S., Arumugam, P., Aschenbrenner, P., Baek, H., Bado, I., Chemura, A., Habtemariam, L., Kaufmann, J., Koch, H., Laudien, R., Liersch, S., Lüttringhaus, S., Murken, L., Neya, O., Noleppa, S., Ostberg, S., Santo, S., Schauberger, B., Shukla, R., Tomalka, J., Wesch, S., Wortmann, M. & Gornott, C., (2021). Climate Risk Analysis for Identifying and Weighing Adaptation Strategies for the Agricultural Sector in Burkina Faso, XX pp.

 

The full versions of the studies can be downloaded on the AGRICA website.

 

For more detailed information on this project, please also have a look at the project website or contact us directly.