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Climate Change and Resource-poor Small Farmers Village Evidence from Limpopo

27 March 2012
12:15 - 13:30


                    Date : 27 March 2011

                    Time : 12:15 – 13:30

           Presenter : Peter Jacobs, HSRC, EPD 



You are cordially to attend the following 2011 HSRC seminar be presented by Peter Jacobs, HSRC, EPD.  


This presentation explores the interactions of climate change and primary agriculture drawing on evidence collected from resource-poor small farmers, community leaders and the non-farm unemployed in rural Limpopo, South Africa. Information was collected with the aid of mixed gender and age focus group sessions for each rural social category- using sets of open-ended questions. Fieldwork prioritized focus group discussions with farmers to better understand their farming practices, awareness and experiences of climate change and how they have been responding to climate change. Interviews with other community members shed light on the context and thus added crucial insights into local socio-economic and climate dynamics. We present and discuss this case study against the backdrop of global and local concerns regarding the linkages of climate change and farming systems. The presentation further highlights lessons for South Africa’s emerging policies to foster ecologically sustainable farming. 


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