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Title: Building adaptive capacity to cope with increasing vulnerability due to climate change : final technical report - Zimbabwe (30 September 2010)
Authors: Mugabe, F.T.
Munodawafa, A.
Dimes, J.
Nanja, D.H.
Carberry, P.
Keywords: CAPACITY BUILDING
ZIMBABWE
ZAMBIA
VULNERABILITY
CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY
SMALLHOLDER FARMERS
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
ADAPTIVE CAPACITY
RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
KNOWLEDGE SHARING
Date: 2010
Publisher: Midlands State University, Gweru, ZW
Abstract: Baseline data to describe cropping system and management under current climate variability and farmer perceptions about climate change across 4 districts of Zimbabwe and Zambia was collected and analyzed. Indigenous knowledge of climate and indicators to seasonal conditions were also documented and compared with scientific forecasts. Prediction of seasonal climate was consistent with that from the meteorological department. Seven workshops were held to educate farmers and extension agents on interpretation of the Seasonal Climate Forecast (SCF) and explore together its application in making cropping decisions. Management options in response to the SCF were then tested in participatory on-farm trials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/46033
Project Number: 104144
Project Title: Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Zambia and Zimbabwe
Access: Open Access
Copyright: Midlands State University
License: This work is used with the permission of the Midlands State University
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