December 19, 2010

Does Adaptation to Climate Change Provide Food Security? A Micro-Oerspective from Ethiopia

by Salvatore Di Falco, Marcella Veronesi and Mahmud Yesuf

- We examine the driving forces behind farmers’ decisions to adapt to climate change, and the impact of adaptation on farmers’ food production. We investigate whether there are differences in the food production functions of farm households that adapted and those that did not adapt. We estimate a simultaneous equations model with endogenous switching to account for the heterogeneity in the decision to adapt or not, and for unobservable characteristics of farmers and their farm. We compare the expected food production under the actual and counterfactual cases that the farm household adapted or not to climate change.

Di Falco, S., M. Veronesi and M. Yesuf (2010). "Does Adaptation to Climate Change Provide Food Security? A Micro-Oerspective from Ethiopia." Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Working Paper No. 19, May 2010.