Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Master → Tanzanie → Impacts of climate change, variability and adaptation strategies on agriculture in Semi arid areas of Tanzania : the case of Manyoni district in Singida region

University of Dar es Salaam (2008)

Impacts of climate change, variability and adaptation strategies on agriculture in Semi arid areas of Tanzania : the case of Manyoni district in Singida region

Mary Abihud Lema

Titre : Impacts of climate change, variability and adaptation strategies on agriculture in Semi arid areas of Tanzania : the case of Manyoni district in Singida region

Auteur : Mary Abihud Lema

Université de soutenance : University of Dar es Salaam

Grade : pas renseigner 2008

Résumé
A study was carried in two villages of Kamenyanga and Kintinku of Manyoni District, central Tanzania. The overall objective of this study was to understand local communities’ perceptions on climate and variability issues and establish its impacts and adaptation strategies within agricultural sector. Both secondary and primary were used. Primary data were obtained using different Participatory Research Approaches (PRA) including, focus group discussions and household questionnaires. In each village, a sample size of 10% of all households was interviewed. Findings showed that local people perceived changes in rainfall and temperature. The changes have affected crops and livestock in a number of ways resulting in reduced productivity. Empirical analysis of rainfall suggest decreasing rainfall trend between 1922 and 2007 whereas mean maximum and minimum temperature increased by 1.9 and 0.2°C respectively. The average annual temperature increase of 0.7°C between 1984 and 2004 was realized. There are different wealth groups namely the rich, the middle and the poor and these are differently vulnerable climate change. The study concluded that, the wealth of knowledge on coping and adaptation that farmer has should form a foundation for designing agricultural innovation systems to deal with impacts of climate change and variability. Further, development initiatives at community level in semi arid areas should put more emphasis on water harvesting to ensure water storage for crops and livestock

Mots clés : Climatic changes /Agriculture /Manyoni district /Singida region

Database of African Theses and Dissertations (DATAD)

Article lié à la thèse

Page publiée le 28 février 2016, mise à jour le 14 février 2018