Farm level adaptation to climate change: the case of farmers in the Ethiopian highlands

Submitted by Nicholas Reay | published 4th Feb 2016 | last updated 25th Feb 2016

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In Ethiopia, climate change related risks are expected to have serious consequences for agriculture and food security. It is important to understand the role of different factors that influence farmers’ adaptation to ensure the development of approporiate policy measures and the design of successful development projects. According to the findings of this research, access to information on climate change through extension agents and access to finance are believed to create awareness and favourable conditions for the adoption of farming practices suited to climate change. Thus, improving the knowledge and skills of extension service personnel about climate change and adaptation strategies, and making the extension services more accessible to farmers is strongly recommended.

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Map Fig of location of the study sites in Tigray region, northern Ethiopia


Gebrehiwot, T. And van der Veen, A. (2013)


In Ethiopia, climate change and associated risks are expected to have serious consequences for agri-culture and food security. This in turn will seriously impact on the welfare of the people, particularly the rural farmers whose main livelihood depends on rain-fed agriculture.

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