Building climate change resilience through adaptation in smallholder farming systems in semi-arid Zimbabwe
Mafongoya, Paramu, L.
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Households with increased access to climate information through extension services were likely to have better adaptation abilities. It was also shown that younger farmers were likely to adapt to climate change given their flexibility to adopt new techniques and their access and use of modern information and technology. Larger households were found to have higher probability of adapting as most adaptation strategies are labour intensive. Household’s possession of livestock and access to credit significantly enhanced adaptation. However, households with higher farm income have lesser incentives to adapt to because their current farming practices might already be optimum.
Additional Citation InformationJiri, O, Mafongoya, P. L., and Chivenge, P. (2017). Building climate change resilience through adaptation in smallholder farming systems in semi-arid Zimbabwe. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 9(2) 151-165.
Emerald Publishing Limited
Climate change adaptation