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dc.contributor.author Mwenge-Kahinda, Jean-Marc
dc.contributor.author Bahalokwibale, PM
dc.contributor.author Budaza, Nwabisa
dc.contributor.author Mavundla, Simtholile
dc.contributor.author Nohayi, Ngowenani N
dc.contributor.author Nortje, Karen
dc.contributor.author Boroto, RJ
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-26T07:29:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-26T07:29:50Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.citation Mwenge-Kahinda, J-M et al. 2019. Compendium of community and indigenous strategies for climate change adaptation: Focus on addressing water scarcity in agriculture. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/CSIR, 113pp en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-92-5-131671-9
dc.identifier.uri http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/sites/default/files/files/151_water_scarcity/IKS%26CCA-Case_studies_2018.06.12.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/11104
dc.description Copyright: 2019 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the CSIR. This work is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO licence (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO; https://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo). en_US
dc.description.abstract This report makes an inventory of indigenous and community adaptation practices across the world. The inventory was mainly done through literature review, field work and meetings with selected organisations. The case studies documented are categorized in five technologies and practices themes, including: (1) Weather forecasting and early warning systems; (2) Grazing and Livestock management; (3) Soil and Water Management (including cross slope barriers); (4) Water harvesting (and storage practices); (5) Forest Management (as a coping strategy to water scarcity), and; (6) Integrated wetlands and fisheries management. These were then related to the corresponding main agro-ecological zones (AEZ), namely arid, semi-arid, sub-humid, humid, highlands and coastal and wetlands. The AEZ approach was considered as an entry-point to adopting or adapting an existing indigenous strategy to similar areas. Indigenous knowledge provides a crucial foundation for community-based adaptation strategies that sustain the resilience of social-ecological systems at the interconnected local, regional and global scales. In spite of challenges and knowledge gaps, these strategies have the potential of being strengthened through the adoption and adaptation of introduced technology from other communities or modern science. Attention to these strategies is already being paid by several donor-funded organisations, although in an uncoordinated manner. Consequently, this compendium is a first step at providing a comprehensive listing of indigenous strategies for climate change adaptation focussing at addressing water scarcity in agriculture. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/CSIR en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;22560
dc.subject Agro-Ecological Zones en_US
dc.subject Climate Change en_US
dc.subject Forest Management en_US
dc.subject Grazing and Livestock management en_US
dc.subject Integrated wetlands and fisheries management en_US
dc.subject Soil and Water Management en_US
dc.subject Traditional Ecological Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Water harvesting en_US
dc.subject Weather forecasting and early warning systems en_US
dc.title Compendium of community and indigenous strategies for climate change adaptation: Focus on addressing water scarcity in agriculture en_US
dc.type Book en_US


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