Climate change mainstreaming in extension agents training curricula: a case of Mopani and Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Zikhali, Zafezeka Mbali
Mafongoya, Paramu, L.
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This study assessed the provision of informal training offered by the Limpopo Department of Agriculture, South Africa, to agricultural extension officers (AEOs). The study used surveyed 90 public extension officers purposively sampled. There were statistically significant differences in extension officers’ exposure to climate change between their education levels and in the provision of climate change training between extension officers’ work experience (P⩽0.05). The study concluded that the majority of AEOs have not been fully exposed to climate information prior to their employment. This suggests that the information gap in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) stems from the slow mainstreaming and integration of climate change information.
Additional Citation InformationZikhali, Z.M. (2019). Climate change mainstreaming in extension agents training curricula: a case of Mopani and Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 1-4
Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0021909619857098