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Title: Impacts of climate change, variability and adaptation strategies on agriculture in semi arid areas of Tanzania : the case of Manyoni District in Singida Region, Tanzania
Authors: Mary, A.L.
Majule, A.E.
Keywords: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
CLIMATE CHANGE
KAMENYANGA VILLAGE
MANYONI DISTRICT
RAINFALL
SINGIDA REGION
ADAPTATION
PERCEPTION
TANZANIA
Date: 2009
Publisher: Academic Journals, Nairobi, KE
Abstract: Africa is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change because of factors such as widespread poverty, recurrent droughts, inequitable land distribution and over dependence on rain-fed agriculture. This study explored indigenous knowledge, adaptive capacity and coping strategies, coupled with scientific analysis of prevailing climatic patterns in the areas of study, and identified enhanced adaptations for agricultural systems. It was carried out in Manyoni District in Singida Region, Tanzania where 55% of its populations are living below the food poverty line. A combination of existing strategies to adapt, such as timing of agricultural operations and crop diversification, need further strengthening and support.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/40005
Project Number: 104141
Project Title: Strengthening Local Agricultural Innovation Systems in Less Favorable and High-Potential Areas of Tanzania and Malawi
Access: Open Access
License: Published in open access journal under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
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