Diversification Strategies and Adaptation Deficit: Evidence from Rural Communities in Niger

Diversification Strategies and Adaptation Deficit: Evidence from Rural Communities in Niger •Rural livelihood strategies in Niger so far neglected in literature are investigated in a panel setting.•By relying on limited policy support, Niger rural communities show high adaptation responsiveness.•Crop and labor diversification are effective practices to adapt to mid-term climate anomalies and short-term market shocks.•Income and food security are positively affected by diversification and follows a non-linear response.•Support on the diversification drivers (infrastructures and promotion of local crops) would further enhance welfare impacts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Development Elsevier

Diversification Strategies and Adaptation Deficit: Evidence from Rural Communities in Niger

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISSN
0305-750X
eISSN
1873-5991
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.09.004
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Abstract

•Rural livelihood strategies in Niger so far neglected in literature are investigated in a panel setting.•By relying on limited policy support, Niger rural communities show high adaptation responsiveness.•Crop and labor diversification are effective practices to adapt to mid-term climate anomalies and short-term market shocks.•Income and food security are positively affected by diversification and follows a non-linear response.•Support on the diversification drivers (infrastructures and promotion of local crops) would further enhance welfare impacts.

Journal

World DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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