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Economics of climate change adaptation strategies among the small-scale farmers of the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Kipkoech, Anderson
dc.contributor.author Wamuongo, Jane
dc.contributor.author Okoti, Michael
dc.contributor.author Okwousa, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Njeru, Chris
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-10T15:05:33Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-10T15:05:33Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53422
dc.description.abstract Results show that respondents demonstrated a high awareness about climate change. Households changed farming practices in terms of diversification, varying times of planting, changing the type and number of animals, and by developing water storage. The changes in household activities were significantly correlated with types of knowledge, contact with extension workers, income level and education level of the household head. Residents with both crops and animals were less vulnerable than those with crops or animals only. The adaptive capacity of the community would increase significantly through better infrastructure for water storage, plus access to input and output markets and information systems. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject SEMIARID ZONE en
dc.subject SMALLHOLDERS en
dc.subject DIVERSIFICATION en
dc.subject WATER STORAGE en
dc.subject RAINFED FARMING en
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS en
dc.title Economics of climate change adaptation strategies among the small-scale farmers of the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya en
dc.type Journal Article en
idrc.project.number 106664
idrc.project.componentnumber 106664001
idrc.project.title Agricultural Productivity and Climate Change in Arid and Semiarid Kenya en
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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