Information Sources and Constraints to Climate Change Adaptation amongst Smallholder Farmers in Amathole District Municipality, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Oluwabunmi Oluwaseun Popoola (),
Shehu Folaranmi Gbolahan Yusuf () and
Nomakhaya Monde ()
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Oluwabunmi Oluwaseun Popoola: Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
Shehu Folaranmi Gbolahan Yusuf: Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
Nomakhaya Monde: Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, issue 14, 1-23
With current global climate change conditions, the urgency to provide agricultural knowledge on adaptation has risen. The dearth of climate change information is one amongst many agricultural production challenges faced by the majority of rural farming communities. This study aimed to identify smallholder farmers’ sources of climate change information and constraints to their coping and adaptation. Descriptive statistical tools, mean scores and the ‘problem confrontation index’ (PCI) were used to assess and describe the study’s findings. Analysis revealed that public extension services play a minute role in rural farmers’ climate change knowledge; they get their information elsewhere. The most critical constraint to climate change coping and adaptation in the study area was lack of access to agricultural extension services.
Keywords: knowledge; information sources; constraints (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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