page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
page 7
page 8
page 9
page 10
page 11
page 12
page 13
page 14
page 15
page 16
page 17
page 18
page 19
page 20
page 21
page 22
page 23 page 24
page 25
page 26
page 27
page 28
page 29
page 30
page 31
page 32
page 33
page 34
page 35
page 36
page 37
page 38
page 39
page 40
page 41
page 42
page 43
page 44
page 45
page 46
page 47
page 48
page 49
page 50
page 51
page 52
page 53
page 54
page 55
page 56
page 57
page 58
page 59
page 60
page 61
page 62
page 63
page 64
page 65
page 66
page 67
page 68
page 69
page 70
page 71
page 72
page 73
page 74
page 75
page 76
page 77
page 78
page 79
page 80
page 81
page 82
page 83
page 84
page 85
page 86
page 87
page 88
page 89
page 90
page 91
page 92
page 93
page 94
page 95
page 96
page 97
page 98
page 99
page 100
page 101
page 102
page 103
page 104
page 105
page 106
page 107
page 108
page 109
page 110
page 111
page 112
page 113
page 114
page 115
page 116
page 117
page 118
page 119
page 120
page 121
page 122
page 123
page 124
page 125
page 126
page 127
page 128
page 129
page 130
page 131
page 132
page 133
page 134
page 135
page 136
page 137
page 138
page 139
< prev - next > Environment and adaptation to climate change mainstreeming climate change adaptation in agricultural extranison (Printable PDF)
MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
When their daughter becomes ill, their reserves allow them to pay for the
medicines needed by their sick daughter and the wife increases the number of
baskets she makes for sale.
A drought comes: crop yields are decreased by some 80%, but the family are
able to survive on their savings, egg sales and through the sale of a goat. By
deepening the hand-dug well they have made, the family continue limited
vegetable production.
Despite having to tighten their belts, the family are able to cope and should be
able to recover once the rains come.
1. What is the difference between the two families?
2. Why is one able to cope and recover while the other is plunged into
destitution?
3. What does this tell us about choices and strategies for livelihoods?
The most obvious difference between the two families is that Reginald and his
family have several different means of earning a living. They have diversified
sources of income.
So we have learned that diversity increases a family‚Äüs ability to survive adversity.
What determines their ability to choose several different livelihood strategies?
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe
Page 22