Engaging Farmers and Climatologists in Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change in the Okavango Delta of Botswana (Kolawole O. et al. CDKN)

Over the last few decades, some agricultural areas in the Okavango Delta have experienced reduced rainfall resulting in drying up of streambeds. These same areas have also been subjected to inundations from heavy rainfall events that occur upstream in the headwaters of the Limpopo and Okavango Rivers. This study will examine the link between climate variability, agricultural production and farmers’ livelihoods, and it will identify opportunities for and hurdles to integrating local and traditional knowledge with scientific knowledge around the issue of seasonal climate forecasts and other measures to address adaptation needs.

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Created Date: 08-11-2015
Last Updated Date: 30-11-2015
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