The impact of climate variability and change on sorghum production and the implication of using crop varieties as an adaptation strategy: The case of Kambi ya Mawe in Kenya
Supervisors: Dr. Ouma Gilbert Ong'isa, Dr. Maggie Opondo, Dr. Dionysious Dan Kiambi
Affiliated Institutions: University of Nairobi - Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation, ABCIC
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Key Words: Climate change, climate modeling, crop diversification, climate change adaptation
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Agricultural productivity in Kenya is expected to change as a result of anticipated climate changes in the coming decades.
This study is designed to:
(i) assess the impact of climate variability and change on sorghum production,
(ii) explore potential impact of climate change and variability on sorghum production and
(iii) explore the use of various crop varieties as a means of countering the impact of climate variability and change in Kambi ya Mawe in Kenya.
The research will adopt an on-farm trials approach. Model simulations will be designed to assess the impact of climate variability and change on various sorghum varieties and explore the use of those varieties as a means of adapting to climate variability and change. The study is designed to provide an understanding of the impact of climate change and explore varietal diversification as an adaptation strategy. The results will be shared among farmers and all stakeholders interested in food security issues in semi-arid areas of Kenya and beyond.
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