Sokoine University of Agriculture

Perceptions on resilience to climate change variability among farmers in Meatu and Iramba districts, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Nyangas, J. A.
dc.contributor.author Chingonikaya, E. E.
dc.contributor.author Urassa, J. K
dc.contributor.author Mbwambo, J. S.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-19T12:05:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-19T12:05:39Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11
dc.identifier.issn 2279-0837
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2412
dc.description Journal of Humanities And Social Science 2016, Vol. 21(11) en_US
dc.description.abstract Though knowledge on climate change has increased over time, previous studies showed that knowledge on farmers’ perception on resilience to climate change and its variability was lacking. This study examined farmers’ perceptions on resilience to climate change and its variability in Meatu and Iramba districts, Tanzania. A cross-sectional research design was used whereby, information was collected from 183 randomly selected households using a questionnaire. In addition, key informant interviews and focus group discussions were used to collect data. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyse quantitative data. In addition qualitative data were analyzed by using content analysis. Over 73% of household heads perceived to be highly resilient. Among the socio-economic factors for perceived household resilience, household head’s income levels (χ²=30.16; df=6; p=0.000), marital status (χ²=27.78; df=2; p=0.000) and land ownership (p=0.000) were statistically significant. Based on the results it can be concluded that most important socio-economic factors of perceived household resilience were, income levels, marital status and land ownership of the household heads. This study therefore, recommended that there is need for provision of training which would enable household members to engage on various non-farm economic activities, provision of access to agricultural extension to the households. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IOSR en_US
dc.subject Climate change variability en_US
dc.subject Farmers en_US
dc.subject Iramba en_US
dc.subject Meatu en_US
dc.subject Perception en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.title Perceptions on resilience to climate change variability among farmers in Meatu and Iramba districts, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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