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

Accueil du site → Master → Ouganda → Gender dimensions of smallholder farmers’ perceptions, knowledge and adaptations to climate change in Soroti district, Eastern Uganda

Makerere University (2014)

Gender dimensions of smallholder farmers’ perceptions, knowledge and adaptations to climate change in Soroti district, Eastern Uganda

Kisauzi, T.

Titre : Gender dimensions of smallholder farmers’ perceptions, knowledge and adaptations to climate change in Soroti district, Eastern Uganda

Auteur : Kisauzi, T.

Université de soutenance : Makerere University

Grade : MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION EDUCATION 2014

Résumé
Perceptions and knowledge play a key role in shaping individual and collective response to climate change. Furthermore, understanding what types and forms of adaptation are possible, feasible and likely ; and who would be involved in their implementation is an important step towards facilitating effective climate change adaptation. Also, a successful campaign should take into consideration equity which calls for extensively examining the gender aspects of adaptation to climate change. This study therefore focused on three objectives : 1) evaluating male and female farmers’ climate change perceptions and knowledge ; 2) identifying the determinants of knowledge of climate change among male and female farmers ; 3) characterizing and evaluating male and female farmers’ climate change adaptation practices ; and 4) Assessing male and female farmers’ contribution to household climate change adaptation. The study was carried out in three parishes of Gweri Sub-County, Soroti district, Eastern Uganda and it employed a descriptive survey design. Exploratory data were obtained from a stakeholders’ workshop which was followed with a survey. Temperature and rainfall data of Soroti district for the last 30 years was also obtained from the Meteorology Department, Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment (MWLE). The survey sample comprised of 135 respondents (from 90 male and 45 female headed households), based on stratified random sampling. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, t-tests, two-proportion z-tests, Chi-square tests, and linear and multinomial logistic regression. Results showed high levels of perception of climate changes among male and female farmers and that the perceptions of men and women were generally similar. However, with regard to knowledge, femalehousehold heads were about 11 times more likely to be ignorant about the cause of climate change and about three (3) times more likely to be wrong about the cause of climate change than their male counterparts. On the other hand, resilience of male and female farmers was not guaranteed given that the bulk of their adaptation practices were climate dependant

Présentation

Version intégrale

Page publiée le 13 mai 2020