Research Papers/Topics in Climate Change

Implication of Changing Climatic Conditions On the Livelihoods of Smallholder Pineapple Farmers in Akuapim South Municipality

ABSTRACT  Changing climatic trends pose problems for agriculture-dependent livelihoods in SubSaharan Africa. In Ghana, Smallholder pineapple farmers in the Akuapim South Municipality are often considered vulnerable to the changing climatic conditions as a result of their farms being located in marginal soils, their insecure land tenure, and their participation in unpredictable world export markets. Analyzing how smallholder pineapple farmers in the municipality perceive climate variabili...

Impacts Of Kipepeo Conservation Project On Livelihoods And Climate Change Mitigations Among Arabuko Sokoke Communities, Kilifi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTConservation projects can improve the livelihoods of community members as well as tackle climate change. Kipepeo project is a butterfly farming project initiated in 1993 to provide a means of livelihood for the communities living around Arabuko Sokoke Forest and also to conserve the forest. The study was carried out to assess the impacts of Kipepeo conservation project on livelihoods of local community and on climate change mitigations in Arabuko Sokoke Forest...

Adaptation Strategies To Adverse Effects Of Climate Variability On Water And Sanitation Access In Mukuru Kwa Njenga Slum, Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTClimate variability is an environmental pressure to urban slum dwellers economic activities in most developing countries where households have been adapting to it for years. Slum dwellers are faced with inadequate access to water and proper sanitation. This problem is partly attributed to climate change. This research project aimed at exploring the adaptation and coping mechanisms of Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum community in Nairobi City, due to poor water supply and access to basic sanitat...

Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation Into National Development Process: The Role Of The Legislature.

ABSTRACTClimate change mainstreaming undoubtedly remains the most cost effective and surest way of adapting and building resilience to climate change. Knowledge of Parliamentarians as a stakeholder and one of the highest initiators of laws and policies on climate change cannot be ignored in the climate change discourse. Inadequate knowledge and information among parliamentarians on climate change mainstreaming has a negative influence on political will and support for climate change activitie...