Effect of climate change on resource-poor small farmers

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.Jacobs, R.Msulwa
KEYWORDS: AGRICULTURE, CLIMATE CHANGE, FARMERS, POVERTY
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/september-2012/Effect-of-climate-change-on-resource-poor-small-farmers
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Abstract

Climate change is a long-term process which is characterised by warmer than average temperatures or global warming; and rising frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, ranging from droughts to floods. Peter Jacobs and Rehema Msulwa investigated the interaction between climate change and primary agriculture in rural Limpopo and found accelerated declines in crop yield and more frequent livestock deaths since 2000.