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Perceptions of climatic change and food insecurity : a case study of Buhera District, Eastern Zimbabwe

Mashiri, Martin

Titre : Perceptions of climatic change and food insecurity : a case study of Buhera District, Eastern Zimbabwe

Auteur : Mashiri, Martin

Université de soutenance : University of Fort Hare

Grade : Masters of Social Sciences in Rural Development : 2018.

Résumé
The world is experiencing strange weather conditions which have, arguably not been experienced before. Some parts of the world are experiencing severe drought, other parts are receiving above normal rainfall associated with violent cyclones. The changing environmental conditions are perceived by environmental scientists as the consequences of climatic change that has been triggered by global warming which has been largely attributed to an increase of greenhouse emissions due to human activities such as transportation, industry and energy production. Sub-Saharan Africa contributes the least greenhouse gas emissions in the world but it is unfortunate that the region is suffering most from the perceived impacts of climatic change. The region has been experiencing prolonged drought conditions that have negatively impacted food production and it is projected that millions will suffer malnutrition and starvation in future if the perceived causes of climatic change are not addressed. This research seeks to make an in-depth analysis on the perceptions of climatic change and food insecurity in Buhera district east of Zimbabwe. The researcher used interviews and observations to gather firsthand information from a diverse number of participants. The findings of this research largely drew upon the Sustainable Livelihood Framework as a lens for interpretation. The results of this research indicate that there is less food available in Buhera due to poor crop production ; perceived to be as a result of the changing climat

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