Livelihood resilience, climate risk management and agriculture in the mid-Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe

SOURCE: Agriculture and ecosystem resilience in sub Saharan Africa: livelihood pathways under a changing climate
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Nyamwanza
SOURCE EDITOR(S): Y.Bamutaze, S.Kyamanywa, B.R.Singh, G.Nabanoga, R.Lal
KEYWORDS: AGRICULTURE, CLIMATE CHANGE, ZIMBABWE
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10910

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Abstract

This chapter is a research article which utilizes the livelihood resilience and climate risk management constructs to explore climatic sensitivities and response strategies to these sensitivities within African agricultural systems using a case study of the mid-Zambezi valley area in northern Zimbabwe. Discussions in this chapter are based on a 6-year longitudinal qualitative primary fieldwork research focused on livelihood resilience, climate change adaptation and climate information needs in the case study area. The chapter positions research results within a broader conversation of how to adequately deal with barriers to and effectively stimulate the enablers of livelihood resilience and climate risk management within rural agricultural and livelihood systems in Africa.