Climate change is one of the most complex problems of our time presenting unique challenges for societies. For developing countries such as Ethiopia, it complicates existing challenges of development. The problem is aggravated for Sidama’s smallholder farmers’ who depend on rain-fed agriculture to produce coffee for global market and Enset for subsistence. Yet farmers’ understanding and responses to climate change have not been seriously acknowledged nor empirically studied.
This book explores perceptions, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. More specifically it seeks to explore, document and analyse perceptions of climate change, examine vulnerability of farmers and their adaptation strategies as well as the state of mainstreaming climate change adaptation to development policy in Ethiopia.
Perceptions, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Ethiopia