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Title:Climate change and variability, its impact on rural livelihoods, local coping and adaptation strategies in Woreilu Woreda, North Eastern Ethiopia
Authors:Woldetsadik, MulunehISNI
Hailu, DemekeISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Ethiopian Journal of Development Research (ISSN 0378-0813)
Volume:33
Issue:1
Period:April
Pages:29-59
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:climate change
rural households
agricultural productivity
droughts
geography
Climate change mitigation
External link:https://doi.org/10.4314/ejdr.v32i2.68607
Abstract:The study examines local climate change and variability situations, trends and impacts on the local adaption and coping strategies in Woreilu Woreda. It uses data recorded between 1986 and 2008 of temperature and rainfall, as well as household socio-economic data gathered from four kebeles, 8 village and 154 rural households which were analyzed using statistical tools and qualitative data analyzing techniques. The study revealed that the annual rainfall amount has decreased but has an increased variability, and temperature has increased. Drought has become more frequent and intense. As the local adaptation strategies become outdated, the people are confronted with a situation that they are not sufficiently equipped with knowledge to handle climate variability. Thus, the study suggests a driving need to address these challenges both from short and long term policy perspectives. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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