Climate Change: Challenges & Adaptive Strategies
International Journal of Research Culture Society, Vol. 1, Issue 8 (August 2017)
9 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2017
Date Written: September 4, 2017
"Climate change is hitting the poor first and hardest": We are used to hearing these words; so used to the extent that these words have literally lost their implications to our own lives as human beings! However, there is vast empirical evidence and theoretical literature on the adverse effects of climate change around the globe. No part of this world is immune to climate change and variability. Climate change is constantly taking constantly taking place in the whole world, and this change will result in impacts whose direction, magnitude, timing, and trajectory is not fully predictable. This piece of work looks at climate change and variability in general; we are however, biased towards Africa and Zimbabwe, firstly because that is where most agricultural activities are rain-fed, and secondly due to our point of view that Africa is where there are most of the world's poorest people. In this consciousness, the need to address climate change effects is inevitable. The study envisages to stimulate policy disclosure in light of climate change. We advise farmers to take into consideration the suggested adaptive strategies, in order to ensure survival in face of climate change.
Keywords: Adaptive Strategies, Africa, Climate change, Farmers, Food security, Zimbabwe
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