Climate Variability and Adaptive Capacity in Semi-arid Tharaka District, Kenya.

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Show simple item record Recha, Charles S.W. Makokha, George L. Shisanya, Chris A. Mukopi, Mercy N. 2017-10-10T09:36:18Z 2017-10-10T09:36:18Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Recha, C.W., Makokha, G.L., Shisanya, C.A. and Mukopi, M.N. (2017) Climate Variability: Attributes and Indicators of Adaptive Capacity in Semi- Arid Tharaka Sub-County, Kenya. Open Access Library Journal, 4: e3505. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2333-9721
dc.identifier.issn 2333-9705
dc.description Research Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This study assessed the state of adaptive capacity in four agro-ecological zones of Tharaka sub-county, Kenya. The study utilized two data sets: household survey and key informants. At total of 326 household respondents across four agro-ecological zones; and 24 key informants from public and private sectors were sampled. A chi-square test was used to test the independence of attributes of adaptive capacity-flexibility and access to resources. It was established that the state of adaptive capacity is reflected in households’ cropping and livelihood diversification; and cultivation of drought tolerant crops. Institutions are also involved in support programs such as distribution of relief food and planting seeds, infrastructural support of irrigation and rainwater harvesting. There is need for climate science, practitioners and community interaction to scaled-up communication of best optimal adaptation practices that are risk averse to climate variability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Open Access Library en_US
dc.subject Adaptive Capacity en_US
dc.subject Climate Variability en_US
dc.subject Semi-Arid en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.title Climate Variability and Adaptive Capacity in Semi-arid Tharaka District, Kenya. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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