Improving Farmer Adaptive Capacity by Integrating Local and Indigenous Knowledge in Climate Forecasting and Adaptive Response

Abstract

Providing location-specific and easily understood climate forecasts can enhance farmers’ capacity to use climate forecasts to manage risk. The project ‘Managing risk, reducing vulnerability and enhancing agricultural productivity under a changing climate’ has applied a participatory research approach with smallholder farmers in Kitui, Mwingi and Mutomo Districts of Kenya to develop location-specific, simplified climate information for their use.

Citation

Ndegwa, W.; Rao, K.P.C.; Ngugi, R.K.; Kwena, K. Improving Farmer Adaptive Capacityby Integrating Local and IndigenousKnowledge in Climate Forecasting and Adaptive Response. (2010) 3 pp. [Adaptation Insights No. 4]

Improving Farmer Adaptive Capacity by Integrating Local and Indigenous Knowledge in Climate Forecasting and Adaptive Response

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