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Title: Vulnerability and adaptation of rain fed agriculture to climate change and variability in semi-arid Tanzania
Authors: Mongi, H.
Majule, A.E.
Lyimo, J.G.
Keywords: CLIMATE CHANGE
TANZANIA
RAIN FED AGRICULTURE
VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION
VARIABILITY
SEMI-ARID
FARMERS' PERCEPTIONS
CLIMATE SCIENCE
CLIMATE MODELLING
Date: 2010
Publisher: University of Dodoma, Dodoma, TZ
Abstract: The study findings conclude there is strong evidence demonstrating the vulnerability of rain fed agriculture to negative impacts of climate change and variability in the study area. Four village clusters were selected in semi-arid parts of Tabora Region in Tanzania; both primary and secondary data were collected through structured questionnaire interviews, focus group discussion, documentary review and field observations. Rainfall has generally been declining over the last 35 seasons, while both minimum and maximum temperature trends have increased. This was coupled by anomalous behaviour of inter-seasonal dry spells.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/46035
Project Number: 104141
Project Title: Strengthening Local Agricultural Innovation Systems in 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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