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Factors Influencing Smallholder Farmers’ Adaptation to Climate Variability in Kitui County, Kenya

Mutunga Evelyn J, Ndungu Charles K and Muendo P
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Ndungu Charles K: Department of Environmental Science and Technology, South Eastern Kenya University, Kenya
Muendo P: Department of Biological Sciences, Machakos University, Kenya

International Journal of Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources, 2018, vol. 8, issue 5, 155-161

Abstract: The study was carried out to examine the factors and constraints that influence small farmers’ adaptation to climate variability in Kitui County. Descriptive survey design was used. Two villages, Kaveta and Mikuyuni, were purposively selected. A total of 177 households were randomly selected to constitute the study sample. Logit regression model was used to analyze factors influencing farmers’ adaptation to climate variability. Results from Logit regression analysis showed that village, education level, farming experience, off- farm income, access to credit facilities, access to climate information and weather forecasts significantly (p

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JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.19080/IJESNR.2018.08.555746

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