Economic analysis of alternative agricultural options for farmers

This analysis consisted of an in-depth evaluation of alternative agricultural techniques using economic tools, such as cost-benefit analysis, to encourage uptake of agricultural options by farmers who are usually risk averse. This analysis played an important role in identifying the adaptation options that would be appropriate for this region, particularly small-scale agricultural strategies that would enhance the adaptive capacity of farmers.

Climate Related Risk

Increased variability of crop yields, Reduction in crop yields, Changes in precipitation, Extreme precipitation, Warming temperature trend, Drought, Drying trend, Flooding

Form of Option

Behavioural, Economic, Information

Country of Origin

Benin

Beneficiaries

Resource-dependent people (e.g. farmers, fishers, miners)

Implementation

The option exists in a real setting and was not created as part of the project.

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in norms or ways of doing things