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dc.contributor.authorMugagga, Frank
dc.contributor.authorNakanjakko, Noeline
dc.contributor.authorNakileza, Bob
dc.contributor.authorNseka, Denis
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-28T03:31:58Z
dc.date.available2020-07-28T03:31:58Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationMugagga, F., et al. 2020. Vulnerability of smallholder sorghum farmers to climate variability in a heterogeneous landscape of south-western Uganda. Jamba: Journal of disaster risk studies. 12(1):1-6. [http://www.jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1996-1421
dc.identifier.issn2072-845X (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/35395
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v12i1.849
dc.description.abstractSmallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are at a greater risk to the impacts of climate variability. We therefore sought to assess vulnerability of smallholder sorghum farmers to climate variability in Kigezi highlands of south-western Uganda. A vulnerability index that integrates selected socio-economic and biophysical variables was obtained through key informant interviews and household surveys, from 230 conveniently sampled sorghum farming households within three sub-counties differentiated by altitude. Rainfall data were obtained from Uganda National Meteorological Authority. Quantitative data were analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (version 23) and STATA software to generate inferential and descriptive statistics, notably frequencies, percentages and chi-square tests, to establish relationship between variables. Content analysis was used to generate themes emerging from the qualitative data. The overall vulnerability index results indicate Kashambya as the most vulnerable (6.9), followed by Bubare (1.8), while Kamwezi was the least vulnerable (–0.2). This study recommends targeted extension services such as access to customised weather information and better agronomic practices to reduce smallholder sorghum farmers’ vulnerability.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOASISen_US
dc.subjectClimate variabilityen_US
dc.subjectAltitudinal variationsen_US
dc.subjectKigezi highlandsen_US
dc.subjectTargeted interventionsen_US
dc.subjectVulnerability indexen_US
dc.titleVulnerability of smallholder sorghum farmers to climate variability in a heterogeneous landscape of south-western Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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