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New Publication Provides Farmers and Fisher Folks Grip on Climate Change

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 27, 2014

The global community’ awareness of climate change prevails through rampant crusades and comprehensive studies, most of which are hypothetical theories backed by empirical evidence of the trends on the topic. Moved by the vastness of the subject, author Gabriel Umoh and his colleagues collectively published “ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: Agricultural Ecosystems and Gender Dimension.”

“Adaptation to Climate Change” is a product of over four years of painstaking and rigorous research bringing together empirical knowledge on farmer’s adaptation to climate change in a developing country. Detailed as well are the analyses of various dimensions of climate change on dryland and wetland agriculture from developing country’s perspectives.

It discusses climate change from broad perspectives of the book drawing from practical field experience of the actors within the sector. It begins from sound theories and framework of climate change adaptation science, presents examples of how people are affected, could be affected, what they are doing and proffer actionable solutions for sustainable adaptation.    

The book bids for the readers to act on stance of climate change. It is, therefore, a must for all genuinely interested in addressing the growing problem of climate change impacts in the most vulnerable section of the world – the developing countries.

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About the Author

Gabriel Umoh is a Professor of Agricultural and Development Economics at the University of Uyo, Nigeria. A two times Head of Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension and member of Senate, University of Uyo, Professor Umoh has been a Consultant to many national and international institutions including the World Bank, European Commission, USAID, UNDP, among others. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of an NGO- African Human Development Centre (AHDC) based in Uyo, Uyo- Nigeria.

Majority of the team behind the release are from the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Uyo-Nigeria. To wit, Edet Udoh is a Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Uyo-Nigeria; Valerie Solomon is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension; Glory Edet and Uwem Clement are both lecturers in Agricultural Economics and Extension; Godwin Okoro holds a PhD in Agricultural Extension; Nkoyo Bassey is a Lecturer in Agricultural Economics; Obot Dominic holds PhD in Agricultural Economics and; Elizabeth Atairet is a doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension University of Uyo, Nigeria.


Agricultural Ecosystems and Gender Dimensions

December 12, 2013

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Car Finance 247 Reveals a Change in Brits’ Car Buying Habits

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Manchester, UK (PRWEB UK) 27 June 2013

The last eight months has seen a change in people’s car buying habits, says car finance and dealer specialist, with a gender reversal on using car finance being the main difference.

Carfinance247 carried out an independent study in October 2012 to learn more about people’s car buying and car financing habits. They repeated the survey in June 2013 and saw some distinct differences:

    18% of all those questioned are planning to buy a vehicle in the next 12 months – this is a 7% decrease since October last year;
    15% plan to pay in cash or by using savings – this is a huge decrease from the previous 73%, suggesting that cash and savings are not so readily available;
    9% more males plan to use car finance or go to a bank compared to females – this is a stark contrast to the previous survey where women were more likely to opt for car finance (24% planned to use car finance or go to a bank compared to 16% of males).
Emily Henshall, Marketing Manager at, says: “Rerunning this survey after 8 months has shown how volatile the car buying market can be in a short period of time. Less people are looking to purchase a vehicle, and with cash and savings being depleted, men, in particular, are recognising other options such as car finance.”


*Independent research carried out in June 2013 on behalf of by Usurv

** Independent research carried out in October 2012 on behalf of by Usurv


Emily Henshall, Marketing Manager,, telephone: 0800 019 7180 or email: emily(dot)henshall(at)carfinance247(dot)co(dot)uk

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