Knowledge for a sustainable world

Development Programme:
Climate Change, Agriculture and Natural Resources

We make the results of our research and advisory work on climate change available through our own Working Paper Series, through reports published by our projects, collaborators and clients, and through academic publications (journal papers and book chapters).

NRI's Working Paper Series on Climate Change, Agriculture and Natural Resources

We also have limited numbers of hard copies available: please request copies from Caroline Troy

Other Major Reports

Reports from the project Climate Learning for African Agriculture led by NRI, FARA and AFAAS.

NRI staff have also written, or collaborated on, a number of important reports and papers published by outside organisations. We highlight a number of these, all of which are freely available for download:

Journal Papers and Book Chapters


  • Ayanlade, A., Radeny, M., Morton, J. F., & Muchaba, T. (2018). Rainfall variability and drought characteristics in two agro-climatic zones: An assessment of climate change challenges in Africa. Science of the Total Environment 630, 728-737.
  • Derkyi, M., Adiku, S. G., Nelson, V., Dovie, B. D., Codjoe, S., & Awuah, E. (2018). Smallholder farmers’ perception of climatic and socio-economic factors influencing livelihoods in the transition zone of Ghana. AAS Open Research, 1.
  • Opare, P., Akintonde, J. O., Obeng-Ofori, D., & Nelson, V. (2018). Using climate analogue tools to explore and build smallholder farmer capacity for climate smart agriculture. AAS Open Research, 1.


  • Ademola A., Ford, J., Morton, J. et al. (2017) Managing Climate Change Risks in Africa - A Global Perspective. Ecological Economics Vol. 141 pp. 190-201.
  • Antwi-Agyei, P., Quinn, C., Adiku, S., Codjoe, S., Dougill, A., Lamboll, R. and Dovie, D. (2017) Perceived stressors of climate vulnerability across scales in the Savannah zone of Ghana: A participatory approach. Regional Environmental Change 17(1), 213-227.
  • Ayanlade, A., Radeny, M. and Morton, J. (2017) Comparing smallholder farmers’ perception of climate change with meteorological data; a case study from Southwestern Nigeria. Weather and Climate Extremes 15: 24-33.
  • Belay, A., Recha, J., Woldeamanuel, T. and Morton, J. (2017) Smallholder farmers' adaptation to climate change and determinants of their adaptation decisions in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Agriculture & Food Security 6 (24)
  • Mungai, C., Opondo, M., Outa, G., Nelson, V., Nyasimi, M., & Kimeli, P. (2017). Uptake of climate-smart agriculture through a gendered intersectionality lens: experiences from Western Kenya. In W. Leal Filho et al. (eds.) Climate Change Adaptation in Africa, Springer International Publishing, pp.587-601.
  • Ifeanyi-Obi, C. C., Togun, A. O., Lamboll, R., Adesope, O. M., & Arokoyu, S. B. (2017). Challenges faced by cocoyam farmers in adapting to climate change in Southeast Nigeria. Climate Risk Management 17, 155-164.
  • Ifeanyi-Obi, C. C., Togun, A. O., Lamboll, R., & Arokoyu, S. (2017). Socio-Economic Determinants of Cocoyam Farmer’s Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension 21(2), 91-104.
  • Kassian, L., Tenywa, M., Liwenga, E., Wellard-Dyer, K., and Bamutaze, Y. (2016) Implication of climate change and variability on stream flow in Iringa region, Tanzania. Journal of Water and Climate Change 8(2): 336-347.
  • Lamboll, R., Stathers, T., & Morton, J. (2017). Climate change and agricultural systems. In S. Snapp and B. Pound (eds.) Agricultural Systems (Second Edition), Academic Press, pp.441-490.
  • Morton, J. (2017). Climate change and African agriculture: unlocking the potential of research and advisory services. In F. Nunan (ed.) Making Climate Compatible Development Happen, Routledge, pp.109-135.
  • Quan, J., Naess, L.O., Newsham, A., Sitoe, A. and Fernandez, M.C. (2017) The political economy of REDD+ in Mozambique: implications for climate compatible development. In F. Nunan (ed.) Making Climate-Compatible Development Happen. Routledge, pp.151-181.


  • Elum, Z.A., Modise, D.M. & Marr, A. (2016). Farmer’s perception of climate change and responsive strategies in three selected provinces of South Africa. Climate Risk Management 16: 246-257.
  • Ifeanyi-Obi, C. C., Togun, A. O., and Lamboll, R. (2016). Influence of Climate Change on Cocoyam Production in Aba Agricultural Zone of Abia State, Nigeria. In W. Leal Filho et al. (eds).  Innovation in Climate Change Adaptation, Springer International Publishing, pp. 261-273.
  • Joshua, M.K., Ngongondo, C., Chipungu, F., Monjerezi, M., Liwenga, E., Majule, A., Stathers, T. and Lamboll, R. (2016) Climate change in semi-arid Malawi: Perceptions, adaptation strategies and water governance. Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 8(3).
  • López-i-Gelats, F., Fraser, E., Morton, J. and Rivera-Ferre, M. (2016) What drives pastoralists' vulnerability to global environmental change? Pathways of vulnerability. Global Environmental Change 39: 258-274.
  • Rivera-Ferre, M., López-i-Gelats, F., Howden, M., Smith, P., Morton, J., Herrero, M. (2016) Re-framing the climate change debate in the livestock sector: mitigation and adaptation options. WIRes Climate Change 7(6), 869-892.


  • Joshua, M., Ngongondo, C., Mwathunga, E., Liwenga, E., Stathers, T., Chipungu, F., Lamboll, R., Majule, A. and Ndau, S. (2015) Implications of climate change risks on rural-urban agricultural and food flows in Blantyre City, Malawi. Journal of Public Administration 50(1):125-142.
  • Morton, J. (2015) Agricultural adaptations: social context and complexity. In J. Palutikof, S. Boulter, J. Barnett, J. and D. Rissik, (eds.) Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation: Australian Experiences. Wiley, Oxford.
  • Dasgupta, P., Morton, J., Dodman, D., Karapinar, B., Meza, F., Rivera-Ferre, M., Toure Sarr, A. and Vincent, K. (2014) Rural Areas. In C. Field, V. Barros et al. (eds.) Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. CUP, Cambridge and New York.
  • Baca, M., Läderach, P., Haggar, J., Schroth, G., & Ovalle, O. (2014). An integrated framework for assessing vulnerability to climate change and developing adaptation strategies for coffee growing families in Mesoamerica. PLoS One, 9(2), e88463.
  • Morton, J., Solecki, W., Dasgupta, P., Dodman, D., Rivera-Ferre, M (2014) Urban-Rural Interactions – Context for Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation. Cross-Chapter Box in C. Field, V. Barros et al. (eds.) Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. CUP, Cambridge and New York.