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University of Nairobi (2013)

Climate variability and adaptation in agro-pastoral Production systems of southern Zambia

Chibinga Oswin, Chifungwe

Titre : Climate variability and adaptation in agro-pastoral Production systems of southern Zambia

Auteur : Chibinga Oswin, Chifungwe

Université de soutenance : University of Nairobi

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in dryland resource management (2013)

Résumé partiel
Climate variability and change which manifests itself through increase in temperature and frequent occurrence of floods and droughts is increasing agro-pastoralists vulnerability and inability to sustain their sources of livelihood, hence their need for coping adaptive strategies. This study was undertaken in the drylands of Choma District in Southern Zambia to generate information to aid in coming up with sustainable coping strategies as an adaptation to climate variability. The objectives of the study were to : Determine the extent of climate variability and the agro-pastoralists coping strategies in extreme weather conditions ; Identify the livestock feeding strategies employed by agro-pastoralists as an adaptation in extreme weather conditions ; Evaluate preferred local fodder treelbrowse productivity for high dry season biomass yield by coppicing at different levels ; and Determine the nutritive quality of the preferred browse species -..u. sing in-vitro digestion in order to ascertain the most appropriate. age of feeding to animals. Semi-structured interviews and focused group discussions/were used to capture primary data. Secondary data was also collected.

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