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