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Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change: Transforming by Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao,

By Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, Karuturi P.C. Rao, Gummadi Sridhar

This booklet summarizes the proof from various African nations concerning the neighborhood affects of weather swap, and the way farmers are dealing with present weather hazards. the several participants express how agricultural platforms in constructing international locations are tormented by weather alterations and the way groups arrange and adapt to those changes.

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Some projects have emphasized in enhancing provision of climate information services, strengthening capacity of governments to facilitate adaptation to CC, building awareness and capacity among civil society; and to a lesser extent improving freshwater resources, pastoralism and human health (Kurukulasuriya and Rosenthal 2003). Projects in Selected Productive Sectors Kenya’s productive sectors are the most sensitive ecosystems to climate change and variability (CCV). Some of these sectors were identified as agriculture, livestock, water, tourism, health, infrastructure, natural resources (the environment), and fisheries (Kpadonou et al.

O. O. O. K. O. J. O. W. O. Box 30028-00100, Nairobi, Kenya © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 W. Leal Filho et al. 1007/978-3-319-13000-2_3 35 36 K. Kwena et al. used it for planning purposes. This could be attributed to limited knowledge of appropriate methodology to distil relevant decision-relevant information from the spectrum of available information on climate change projections, availability of the information in user-unfriendly formats, and lack of information sharing protocols.

There is need to reverse this trend. Most respondents (42 %) preferred the agricultural extension system in delivering climate change information. This was followed by stakeholders meetings with 29 % of the respondents’ preference, conferences and workshops with 5 %, media (4 %), and climate change networks and internet with less than 1 % each. However, the national agricultural system is severely constrained by staff and facilities, and is therefore very limited in its reach. There is therefore need to strengthen it and also take full advantage of recent advances in ICT if the war against climate change is to be won.

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