Can climate information salvage livelihoods in arid and semiarid lands? : an evaluation of access, use and impact in Namibia

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dc.contributor.author Gitonga, Zachary M.
dc.contributor.author Visser, Martine
dc.contributor.author Mulwa, Chalmers
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-05T20:38:08Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-05T20:38:08Z
dc.date.issued 2020-08-04
dc.identifier.issn 2452-2929
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/59723
dc.description.abstract The study evaluates the impact of climate information on adaptive capacity and food security. The survey of 653 households showed that half of the households receiving climate information rated it as insufficient for decision-making, and relied on traditional knowledge. The main channels were radio and farmer’s peers, but trust was low. Effective response to climate information for risk mitigation will require enhanced community awareness of available adaptive choices, development of market value chains, institutional support like extension services, and improvement of rural road and communication infrastructure. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en
dc.relation.ispartof Word Development Perspectives, 20 (2020), 100239 en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wdp.2020.100239
dc.subject SEASONAL FORECASTING en
dc.subject RAINFALL en
dc.subject SEMI-ARID REGIONS en
dc.subject SEASONAL FLUCTUATIONS en
dc.subject CLIMATE VARIABILITY en
dc.subject RAIN FED FARMING en
dc.subject RAINFED FARMING en
dc.subject WEATHER STATIONS en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION en
dc.subject ADAPTIVE CAPACITY en
dc.subject RURAL ECONOMY en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject EXTENSION SERVICES en
dc.subject NAMIBIA en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.title Can climate information salvage livelihoods in arid and semiarid lands? : an evaluation of access, use and impact in Namibia en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 107640
idrc.project.componentnumber 107640001
idrc.project.title Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) en
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY 4.0 en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal World Development Perspectives
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC36-1643402171-281109


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