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Farmers resilience to climate change in Meatu and Iramba District, Tanzania

Show simple item record Nyangas, J. A. Chingonikaya, E. E. 2021-04-22T11:30:41Z 2021-04-22T11:30:41Z 2017-06
dc.identifier.issn 2313-3759
dc.description Journal article Vol. 4 No. 6; June 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzed household resilience due to climate change in Iramba and Meatu districts. A cross- sectional design was used. Data were collected from 183 households in three villages, two from Meatu and one from Iramba district. The quantitative data were coded on SPSS. Inter-district analysis of the resilience index indicated that there was no significant difference of household resilience on the districts. The study shows that most of households have low to moderate resilience. The resilience of farmers is significantly im- pacted by their sex, education, type of occupation and household income. Resilience significantly increases with increase in the annual income which acts as safety net to absorb shocks as well as increase resources and inputs availability. The study concludes that resilience of the farmers in the study area is low; and educa- tion and household income of a local community on climate change are the most determinants of household resilience. Thus, the study recommends improving ability of the household to absorb shocks by increasing their adaptation capacity, such as constructing irrigation infrastructures and creating opportunities for diver- sification of income source from non-farm income. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Scientific Research and Innovative Technology en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.subject Farmers en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Households en_US
dc.subject Iramba en_US
dc.subject Meatu en_US
dc.title Farmers resilience to climate change in Meatu and Iramba District, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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