Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Climate Change Implications on indigenous adaptation strategies; Case of Small Scale Farmers’ livelihoods and food security strategies in Uganda

Climate Change Implications on indigenous adaptation strategies; Case of Small Scale Farmers’ livelihoods and food security strategies in Uganda

Associated Organization: Ben Twinomugisha

In Uganda, small scale farmers’ adaptation to climate change is mostly based on local coping knowledge and understanding of seasonality. A typical Ugandan small scale farmer depends on the mercy of nature for agricultural production. Small scale farmers' accessibility to agricultural innovations is often limited by socio-economic institutional deficiencies. In a study that documented climate change impacts on small scale farmers, it was confirmed that indigenous adaptation is small scale farmers’ option towards ensuring food security and income improvement approaches. Indigenous knowledge is an integral part of small scale farmers’ lives. Local coping strategies provide the foundation for small scale farmers’ own ideas on how to survive during harsh times. Adaptation to climate change that is occurring is based on past experiences, which are passed on from one generation to another. Read more http://twinoben.blogspot.com/

 

Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Poverty and vulnerability, Water

Regions: East Africa

Countries: Uganda

Followers: 8 people are following this project

Overview: