MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
ROLE OF EXTENSION IN CLIMATE CHANGE, CLIMATE VARIABILITY
AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER TO FARMERS IN ZIMBABWE
If farmers need to know all information on CC and CV, who is better placed to
facilitate this process. Agriculture extension is to foster development of rural
communities through improved agriculture production optimizing yields and
STEPS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN TO CAPACITATE EXTENSION
There is a need to mainstream climate change and climate
variability in agriculture extension service.
There is need to train extension on issues to do with climate
change and climate variability e.g. working out probabilities on start
of the season, season length, droughts, rain days, end of season,
long dry spells etc.
There is need to train staff in appropriate extension approaches to
facilitate exchange of information on CC and CV among farmers.
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe