Community Perception on Climate change and its adaptation Strategies at Nachingwea District – Lindi Region

Nsemwa, Job (2015) Community Perception on Climate change and its adaptation Strategies at Nachingwea District – Lindi Region. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study assessed farmer‘s perception on impact of climate change and its adaptation strategies at Nachingwea District in five divisions Namambo, Ruponda, Lionja, Naipanga and Mbondo. Data were collected by using structured interview schedule administered on 260 Households randomly selected from five divisions in the study area. Description and analysis of data were carried out using frequency counts, percentages means and tables, while multiple regression was used to test the hypothesis. Majority of farmers are much aware of climate change, about 91.5% were aware of the climate change and their impacts, only 8.5% do not; though they emphasize on the bad events of flood that happen in some years back that 54.2% of respondents have long years of experiencing climate change. Farmers indicate problems associated to effect of climate change whereby about 39.3% reported to have low yield of crops, 17.2% stunted growth, 15.2% drying of seedling after germination, 13.1% ease spread of pest and diseases attack on crops and 15.2% ineffectiveness of agricultural chemicals used due to delay in rainfall. Extension services were reported as inadequate and under capacitated to provide education on better agricultural practices, climate change, and environmental conservation. Educational programme tailored to meet the climatic information needs of farmers to enable them cope with the emerging challenges to enhance their production. Support on micro financing was found critical to with the establishment of credit facilities non-restrictive agricultural loans from banks. It is therefore, recommended that government and stakeholders should put up educational programme tailored to meet the climatic information needs of farmers to enable them cope with the emerging challenges to enhance their production. .

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Sciences Technology and Environmental Studies > Department of Environmental Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:17
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:17
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1392

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