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2017 Updates

DAFF (Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries). 2015. Draft Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Plan for the South African Agricultural and Forestry Sectors. Government Gazette, 3 June 2015. Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Pretoria.

DEA (Department of Environmental Affairs). 2016. South Africa’s 1st Annual Climate Change Report. Theme C: Climate Change Trends, Risks, Impacts and Vulnerabilities. Department of Environmental Affairs, Pretoria.

FAO. 2016. The State of Food and Agriculture. Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome.

FAO. 2017. Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Africa 2016. The challenges of building resilience to shocks and stresses. Accra.

Janse van Vuuren, P. 2016. Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on packhouses: the business case for an apple packhouse. Prepared for: Department Economic Development and Tourism Western Cape Government. GreenCape, Cape Town.

Janse van Vuuren, P. 2016. Solar PV on packhouses. Industry Brief 01/2016. GreenCape, Cape Town.

Johnston, P.A. (ed.), Oosthuizen, H.J., Schulze, R.E., Crespo, O., Louw, D.B., Tadross, M.A., Waagsaether, K., Arowolo, S. 2016. Modelling impacts of climate change on selected South African crop farming systems. Report to the Water Research Commission and Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. WRC Report No 1882/1/16. University of Cape Town, OABS and University of Kwazulu-Natal.

Midgley, S.J.E. 2015 Understanding climate risk to South Africa’s agri-food system: Commodity Value Chain Analysis for Wheat. WWF-SA, Newlands.

Midgley, S.J.E. 2015. Understanding climate risk to South Africa’s agri-food system: Commodity Value Chain Analysis for Dairy. WWF-SA, Newlands.

Midgley, S.J.E. 2015. Understanding climate risk to South Africa’s agri-food system: Commodity Value Chain Analysis for Apples. WWF-SA, Newlands.

Musvoto, C., Nahman, A., Nortje, K., de Wet, B. and Mahumani, B. 2014. Agriculture and the Green Economy in South Africa: A CSIR Analysis. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria.

Pharoah, R., Holloway, A., Fortune, G, Chapman, A., Schaber, E. and Zweig, P. 2016. OFF the RADAR: Summary Report. Severe weather events 2011-2014 and their impacts in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. For the Provincial Disaster Management Centre, Western Cape, by Research Alliance for Disaster and Risk Reduction, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Stellenbosch University. Pp 52.

Scholtz, A. and Von Bormann, T. 2016. Planning for uncertainty: developing scenarios for risk resilience in the South African agri-food value chain. WWF South Africa, Newlands.

Sims, R., Flammini, A., Puri, M. and Bracco, S. 2015. Opportunities for Agri-Food Chains to Become Energy-Smart. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome.

WEF (World Economic Forum). 2017. The Global Risks Report 2017. 12th Edition.  World Economic Forum, Geneva

 

2015/2016 Updates 

ARC. 2014. Assessing the Impact of Conservation Agriculture Practices on Wheat Production in the Western Cape. Report for ARC-Small Grain Institute and the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. Economic & Biometrical Services, Tech Transfer Division, ARC, Pretoria.

Archer, E.R.M., Conrad, J., Münch, Z., Opperman, D., Tadross, M. & Venter, J. 2009. Climate change, groundwater and intensive commercial farming in the semi-arid northern Sandveld, South Africa. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 6(2):139-155.

Archer, E.R.M., Oettlé, N.M., Louw, R. & Tadross, M.A. 2008. ‘Farming on the edge’ in arid western South Africa: climate change and agriculture in marginal environments. Geography, 93(2):98-107, Summer 2008.

CDKN. 2012. Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in the Agriculture Sector: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report. [Online]. Available: www.cdkn.org/srex [20 November 2014].

DAFF (Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries). 2013. Policy Brief: Opportunities and Challenges for Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa. Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Pretoria.

DEA (Department of Environmental Affairs).  2013. Long-Term Adaptation Scenarios Flagship Research Programme (LTAS) for South Africa. Climate Change Implications for the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors in South Africa. Department of Environmental Affairs, Pretoria, South Africa.

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). 2013. Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, E-ISBN 978-92-5-107721-4. [Online]. Available: www.climatesmartagriculture.org/72611/en. [20 November 2014]

Franke, A.C., Haverkort, A.J. & Steyn, J.M. 2013. Climate Change and Potato Production in Contrasting South African Agro-Ecosystems 2. Assessing Risks and Opportunities of Adaptation Strategies. Potato Research, 56: 51-66. DOI 10.1007/s11540-013-9229-x.

Haverkort, A.J., Franke, A.C., Engelbrecht, F.A. & Steyn, J.M. 2013. Climate Change and Potato Production in Contrasting South African Agro-ecosystems 1. Effects on Land and Water Use Efficiencies. Potato Research, 56: 31–50.

Holloway, A., Fortune, G. & Chasi, V. 2010. RADAR Western Cape 2010. Risk and Development Annual Review. Disaster Mitigation for Sustainable Livelihoods Programme. University of Cape Town: PeriPeri Publications.

Holloway, A., Fortune, G., Zweig, P., Barrett, L., Benjamin, A., Chasi, V. & de Waal, J. 2012. Eden and Central Karoo Drought Disaster 2009 -2011: “The Scramble for Water”. For the Provincial Disaster Management Centre, Western Cape. Report No. LG 10/2011/2012. Stellenbosch University.

IPCC. 2012. Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. A Special Report of Working Groups I and II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V. Barros, T.F. Stocker, D. Qin, D.J. Dokken, K.L. Ebi, M.D. Mastrandrea, K.J. Mach, G.-K. Plattner, S.K. Allen, M. Tignor, and P.M. Midgley (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, and New York, NY, USA. p.582.

IPCC. 2014. Summary for Policymakers. In: 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 [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L.White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

IPCC, 2014. Summary for Policymakers, In: Climate Change 2014, Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Edenhofer, O., R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, E. Farahani, S. Kadner, K. Seyboth, A. Adler, I. Baum, S. Brunner, P. Eickemeier, B. Kriemann, J. Savolainen, S. Schlömer, C. von Stechow, T. Zwickel and J.C. Minx (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

Johnston, P.A., Louw, D.B. & Oosthuizen, H. 2012. Adaptive Interventions in Agriculture to Reduce Vulnerability of Different Farming Systems to Climate Change in South Africa. Final report: Vulnerability and Sensitivity Analysis. Water Research Commission.

Lötter, D. & le Maitre, D. 2014. Modelling the distribution of Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos tea): implications of climate change for livelihoods dependent on both cultivation and harvesting from the wild. Ecology and Evolution, 4(8): 1209-1221.

Midgley, G.F., Chapman, R.A., Hewitson, B., Johnston, P., de Wit, M., Ziervogel, G., Mukheibir, P., van Niekerk, L., Tadross, M., van Wilgen, B.W., Kgope, B., Morant, P.D., Theron, A., Scholes, R.J. & Forsyth, G.G. 2005. A Status Quo, Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment of the Physical and Socio-economic Effects of Climate Change in the Western Cape. Report to the Western Cape Government, Cape Town, South Africa. CSIR Report No. ENV-S-C 2005-073, Stellenbosch.

Midgley, S.J.E. & Lötze, E. 2011. Climate Change in the Western Cape of South Africa: Trends, Projections and Implications for Chill Unit Accumulation. Acta Horticulturae, 903: 1127-1134.

Nesamvuni, E., Lekalakala, R., Norris, D. & Ngambi, J.W. 2012. Effects of climate change on dairy cattle, South Africa: impacts of heat stress on dairy cattle productivity under projected human induced climate change. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 7: 3867–3872.

Rust, J.M., & Rust T. 2013. Climate change and livestock production: A review with emphasis on Africa. South African Journal of Animal Science, 43:255-267.

Scholes, R.J. et al., 2013. National Carbon Sink Assessment: First estimate of terrestrial stocks and fluxes. Pretoria.

Schulze, R.E. 2010. Atlas of Climate Change and the South African Agricultural Sector: a 2010 Perspective. Pretoria, RSA: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Schulze, R.E. & Kunz, R.P. 2010. Climate change 2010 and net irrigation demands. In Schulze, R.E. 2010. Atlas of Climate Change and the South African Agricultural Sector: a 2010 Perspective. Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Chapter 9.2. P.315–320.

Schulze, R.E. and Maharaj, M. 2010b. Life cycles per annum of codling moth and Oriental fruit moth. In Schulze, R.E. 2010. Atlas of Climate Change and the South African Agricultural Sector: a 2010 Perspective. Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Smith, P., Bustamante, M., Ahammad, H., Clark, H., Dong, H., Elsiddig, E.A., Haberl, H., Harper, R., House, J., Jafari, M., Masera, O., Mbow, C., Ravindranath, N.H., Rice, C.W., Abad, C.R., Romanovskaya, A., Sperling, F. & Tubiello, F.N. 2014. Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use. Chapter 11. In: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report Working Group III (IPCC AR5 WGIII). [Online]. Available: www.ipcc-wg3.de [October 2014].

Strauss, J.A. 2013. Stand van bewaringslandbou in die Wes-Kaap. Volhoubare produksiestelsels. Direktoraat Plantwetenskappe, Wes-Kaapse Departement van Landbou, Elsenburg.

Strauss, J.A. 2014. Economic sustainability of short- and long- rotation crop/pasture production systems in the southern Cape. Report on the 2013 production year Report to Winter Cereal Trust.

Thornton, P.K., Jones, P.G., Ericksen, P.J. & Challinor, A.J. 2011. Agriculture and food systems in sub-Saharan Africa in a 4°C+ world. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 369:117-136.

Van der Waals, J.E., Krüger, K., Franke, A.C., Haverkort, A.J. & Steyn, J.M. 2013. Climate Change and Potato Production in Contrasting South African Agro-Ecosystems 3. Effects on Relative Development Rates of Selected Pathogens and Pests. Potato Research, 56: 67–84.

Vetter, S. 2009. Drought, change and resilience in South Africa’s arid and semi-arid rangelands. South African Journal of Science, 105:29–33.

Vink, N., Deloire, A., Bonnardot, V. & Ewert, J. 2012. Climate change and the future of South Africa’s wine industry. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 4(4):420-441.

Wallace, M. 2013. Modelling the Impact of Future Climate Change on Subregional Wheat Production in the Western Cape. Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town. June 2013.

WESSA, 2010. Scenario planning to assess the implications of climate change on land and water use within the agricultural sector of the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa. Prepared for the Table Mountain Fund. George.

WWF SA. 2014. Water stewardship experiences in the Western Cape. Good water stewardship guidelines for Western Cape fruit farmers. WWF South Africa, the WWF United Kingdom, Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), Marks & Spencer and Woolworths.

Ziervogel, G. & Ericksen, P.J. 2010. Adapting to climate change to sustain food security. WIREs Climate Change Volume 1, July/August 2010, pp. 525–540.

Ziervogel, G. & Frayne, B. 2011. Climate Change and Food Security in Southern African Cities, Kingston and Cape Town.

Ziervogel, G., New, M., Archer van Garderen, E., Midgley, G., Taylor, A., Hamann, R., Stuart-Hill, S., Myers, J. & Warburton, M. 2014. Climate change impacts and adaptation in South Africa. WIREs Climate Change 2014. doi: 10.1002/wcc.295.