Understanding the farmers’ choices and adoption of adaptation strategies, and plans to climate change impact in Africa: A systematic review

Magesa, Bahati A., Mohan, Geetha, Matsuda, Hirotaka, Melts, Indrek, Kefi, Mohamed and Fukushi, Kensuke, (2023). Understanding the farmers’ choices and adoption of adaptation strategies, and plans to climate change impact in Africa: A systematic review. Climate Services, 30 n/a-n/a

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    Author Magesa, Bahati A.
    Mohan, Geetha
    Matsuda, Hirotaka
    Melts, Indrek
    Kefi, Mohamed
    Fukushi, Kensuke
    Title Understanding the farmers’ choices and adoption of adaptation strategies, and plans to climate change impact in Africa: A systematic review
    Appearing in Climate Services
    Volume 30
    Publication Date 2023-01-30
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier B.V.
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract The study evaluates the farmers' choices and adoption of adaptation measures and plans by smallholder farmers to reduce the effects of climate change on their farming activities. We conducted a systematic review using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) method. We found 66 associated studies to understand farmers’ adaptation measures to climate change impacts in Africa. The paper summarizes four categories, including i) crop varieties and management; ii) water and soil management; iii) financial schemes, migration, and culture; and finally, iv) agriculture and weather services. The findings revealed that majority of studies identified crop diversification (51.5%), planting drought-tolerant varieties (45%), changing planting dates (42%), and planting early maturing crops (22%) as dominant strategies. These adaptation strategies are a welcome development and may be beneficial for responding to the impacts of climate change. However, they might not be effective during times of more extreme climate changes in the coming decades. Hence, more transformative changes, such as building more infrastructures for irrigation, promoting crop insurance, using improved varieties, and increasing opportunities for livelihood diversification, should be considered in addition to the existing adaptation strategies and potentially contributes towards SDG 1 (no poverty) and 2 (zero hunger).
    UNBIS Thesaurus CLIMATE CHANGE
    SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
    AFRICA
    Keyword Adaptation strategies
    Bibliometrics
    Livelihoods
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cliser.2023.100362
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