Sokoine University of Agriculture

Application of indigenous agro-biodiversity knowledge for climate change adaptation and its effects on food security and cash income among local communities in Masasi and Nachingwea districts, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Malekani, A.W
dc.contributor.author Chailla, A.M
dc.contributor.author Wamunza, A
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-04T12:28:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-04T12:28:58Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/850
dc.description CCIAM Conference Proceeding paper en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was carried out in Masasi and Nachingwea districts in Tanzania to provide empirical evidence of existing indigenous knowledge (IK) related to agro-biodiversity surrounding the local communities and how that knowledge contributes to adaptation to climate changes and their livelihoods. The study employed two research designs namely case study and cross sectional survey. Hence, a combination of tools including semi-structured questionnaires, Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and key informant interviews were used for data collection. The research findings showed that farmers possess a wide range of indigenous knowledge, which they use in the management of agro-biodiversity, adaptation to climatic changes and for improving their livelihoods. The indigenous knowledge identified include those on soil characteristics, soil fertility and infertility, cropping systems, seed storage and use of wild food products. It was recommended that such indigenous knowledge be harnessed and used in other similar localities to foster ability of farmers to adapt to climate changes and improve livelihoods of local communities en_US
dc.description.sponsorship COSTECH and CODESRIA en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher CCIAM en_US
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge, agro-biodiversity, climate change, livelihoods en_US
dc.title Application of indigenous agro-biodiversity knowledge for climate change adaptation and its effects on food security and cash income among local communities in Masasi and Nachingwea districts, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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