Perceptions and Adaptation Measures of Crop Farmers and AgroPastoralists in the Eastern and Plateau Central Regions of Burkina Faso, West Africa

Author : SANFO Abroulaye, SAWADOGO Issa ,KULO E. Abalo and ZAMPALIGRE Nouhoun, 2015.
FIRE Journal of Science and Technology.
ISBN: ISSN 2321-2039.
Summary:

This paper assesses farmer’s perception of climate change and variability indicators, identifies and analyses their local knowledge about adaptation measures to climate change. For that, household interviews (100) and focus group discussions were conducted. The findings showed that Farmers have a good perception of climate change indicators, but their indigenous knowledge about the season prediction has been challenged. Climate change and variability are impacting land degradation and livestock health. Livestock diversification and mobility are agro-pastoralists’ adaptation measures whereas crop farmers are more and more interested in livestock production. Keywords: Climate Change, Indicators, Adaptation, Local communities, Burkina Faso

 

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