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Adaptation strategies to climate variability and change and its limitations to smallholder farmers. a literature search

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dc.contributor.author Phillipo, F.
dc.contributor.author Bushesha, M.
dc.contributor.author Mvena, Z. S. K.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-15T06:56:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-15T06:56:01Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 2304-145
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1800
dc.description Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2015; 5 (3): 2224-4433 en_US
dc.description.abstract In sub-Saharan Africa, knowledge on adaptation strategies to climate variability and change are scattered and fragmented due to lack of standpoints adaptation framework. This paper intends to analyse differences in adaptation strategies across agro-ecological zones, and finding out factors dictating adaptation to climate variability and change to smallholder farmers. The paper is based on documentary review methodology in which journals and books on adaptation were used as the main sources of information. The collected information were analysed by using content analysis. This paper found that smallholder farmers use a variety of practices to adapt to climate variability and change. These practices include: crop management, livestock management, diversification of livelihood strategies and land use management. Availability of extension services, climate change information and membership to social networks were among the factors identified dictating smallholder farmers adaptation to climate variability and change. The paper recommends to the Government of sub-Saharan Africa and development partners to come up with adaptation framework that takes into consideration differences in geographical location. They are needed also to provide enabling conditions to smallholder farmers through strengthening farmers’ supportive services to enhance their adaptive capacities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Asian Economic and Social Societ en_US
dc.subject Adaptation en_US
dc.subject Climate variability en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Adaptive strategies en_US
dc.subject Smallholder farmer en_US
dc.title Adaptation strategies to climate variability and change and its limitations to smallholder farmers. a literature search en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://aessweb.com/journal-detail.php?id=5005 en_US


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