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Fall 2018

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Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management


As a result of climate change, agricultural societies will be challenged by a variety of altered conditions, including increased severe weather events, saltwater intrusion, pest and disease outbreaks, and higher temperatures. The island of Pemba, in the Zanzibar archipelago, is home to many small-scale agriculturalists. During this study, I interviewed Pemban farmers in the districts of Wete and Micheweni about their awareness of the impacts of climate change and the mitigation strategies that they have implemented. The results from Pemba were compared to relevant academic literature regarding climate change to explore whether disparities exist between models of climate change in the region and the lived experience of farmers.


African Languages and Societies | African Studies | Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agricultural Science | Agriculture | Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Biodiversity | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Sciences | Sustainability


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