Livelihoods and adaptation of fisher communities to impact of climate variability and change: A case study of Lake Wamala, Uganda.
Associated Organization: Makerere University and NaFIRRI
The changes in fisheries and other natural resources which are sensitive to climate change affect livelihoods of communities. There is limited knowledge on impact of climate variability and change on the livelihoods to facilitate and guide development of adaptation and mitigation measures to sustain livelihoods in the face of changing climate that is expected to intensify in future. This project aims at using quantitative data and survey questionnairrres to determine variations in climate parameters, Key demographic characteristics, Major livelihoods, Adaptation and Mitigation measures of fisher communities with an aim of enhancing adaptation and mitigation. It will be conducted on a shallow Lake which has manifested changes in climate parameters over decades.
Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Climate Science
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Fisher communities depend on natural resources, which are sensitive to climate variability and change, for thier livelihoods. Other threats to natural resources like overexploitation, invasive species, pollution, environmental degradation and diseases and parasites have been addressed and management strategies aken to some extent but not climate variability and change.