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Okaba: DISENTANGLING VULNERABILITIES A participatory assessment of priorities for climate change adaptation among smallholders in Kenya

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Okaba: DISENTANGLING VULNERABILITIES A participatory assessment of priorities for climate change adaptation among smallholders in Kenya

  1. 1. DISENTANGLING VULNERABILITIES A participatory assessment of priorities for climate change adaptation among smallholders in Kenya C. Roncoli (UGA), B. Okoba (KARI), V. Gathaara (KARI), J. Ngugi (KARI) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9-11 March 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Theoretical premise: </li></ul><ul><li>At the community level, climate change impacts are not experienced in isolation from other uncertainties and imbalances </li></ul><ul><li>this calls for pluralistic, iterative, and participatory approaches that can elicit the place-based, lived experience of vulnerable people </li></ul>INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. RESEARCH DESIGN
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Objective : to elicit local perceptions of climate change, its societal impacts, priorities for adaptations, and resources needed to implement those adaptations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach: facilitated group discussions with male and female farmers in 5 districts, conducted by an inter-disciplinary team in Oct-Nov 2009 </li></ul></ul>PARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT
  5. 5. Humid/semi-humid Arid/semi arid STUDY SITES
  6. 6. METHODS Freelisting causes of CC indicators of CC & coding: impacts adaptations, needed resources & other concerns –fears
  7. 7. METHODS Scoring & ranking: priorities for ada ptation other concerns
  8. 8. INDICATORS OF CC
  9. 9. IMPACTS OF CC
  10. 10. IMPACTS OF CC
  11. 11. ADAPTATIONS TO CC
  12. 12. ADAPTATIONS TO CC
  13. 13. RESOURCES NEEDED
  14. 14. RESOURCES NEEDED
  15. 15. 1 2 3 Ranking 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 PRIORITIES FOR ADAPTATION Ranking 1   Men Wom Hum Arid Irrigation /water infrastructure         Capacity building         Credit         Seed, seedlings         Market support         Better governance        
  16. 16. 1 2 3 Ranking 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 1 Ranking OTHER CONCERNS   Men Wom Hum Arid Poverty/lack of resources         Lack of water         Poor governance         Poor health         Poor markets         Lack of security        
  17. 17. CONCLUSIONS
  18. 18. <ul><ul><li>Farm-centered, community-led responses must be complemented by policy supports that address systemic vulnerabilities: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing interaction of climate, environment, market, health, & security risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Considering regional & gender specificities in vulnerability and adaptation priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building social human and social capital at local level, promoting good governance and citizenship </li></ul></ul>CONCLUSIONS
  19. 19. Thank you! croncoli@uga.edu , okoba2000@yahoo.com

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