Climate Change in Southern Africa: Farmers’ Perceptions and Responses

K. Kuivanen, S. Alvarez, C.A. Langeveld

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Abstract

Southern Africa is characterized by natural climate variability onto which human-induced climate change is being superimposed. Rural communities that depend heavily on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihood are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate-related change. This report takes stock of existing perceptions of- and responses to climate change among smallholder farmers in the region, in the hope of contributing to a better understanding of the complexities of local knowledge- and adaptation systems.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWageningen UR
Number of pages46
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • climatic change
  • farmers
  • attitudes
  • knowledge systems
  • adaptation
  • rural communities
  • southern africa

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