Dr Ayinde, Adefunke Fadilat Olawunmi
Dr (Mrs) Badu Mercy
Dr Fana Hagos Berhane
Dr Bosire, Caroline
In many areas, freshwater and land limitations are already restricting agricultural production. Competition for these resources will increase in the future. As the availability and the usage of these resources decrease due to climate change conditions (Herrero et al. 2010), the demand for natural resources will increase as a result of agricultural development. Particularly, for smallholder farmers, it is important for them to adapt to a changed climatic environment. If they fail to do so, they will find it hard to produce the quantity of food demanded by the rising urban population. I expect that my research will influence policy in climate change adaptation by providing the biophysical constraints associated with farmers’ adaptations. This will provide tangible evidence of the pros and cons of policies towards farmer adaptation on natural resource demand.
Ms Chinokwetu Varaidzo
Mr Dandeebo Gordon
This study seeks to explore the plausibility of using community-based health structures in managing the health risks of climate variability through effective public health and healthcare strategies. If existing community-based health structures were developed and strengthened they could play an effective role in building the adaptive capacity of vulnerable rural communities to the impact of climate variability. It is, therefore, worthwhile to investigate the strategies and the methods that are used, and can be used, to integrate community health structures so that they correspond to the skills for future surveillance activities and retrospective data sets with respect to climate change.
Emiru Nega Chalie
Dr Ewusi-Mensah, Nana
Lilian I. Ezenwa
Home Institution Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe
Host Institution University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Areas of research interest: Fisheries and water resources in peri-urban areas
Summary of research
This multivariate, interdisciplinary and multinational study intends to explore the food security, resilience andadaptive capacity of fisheries resources and fishing livelihood-dependent communities in the face of climate change in a peri-urban lake system. The underlying objective is to investigate the impact of climatic factors (rainfall and
temperature) on the water resources, and determine their translative impacts on fisheries and the vulnerability offishing livelihood-dependent communities in a peri-urban lake set up. It is hoped hirtherto neglected peri-urban small scale inland fisheries will get the necessary mainline governmental support and are recognised as unique viable enterprises with manifold roles in uplift the socio-economic status of millions of fisheries dependent communities.