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Coping with drought: reflection of communal cattle farmers in Umzingwane district in Zimbabwe
The frequency of drought presents huge challenges to rural farming communities in rural Africa. To circumvent negatives of drought, rural Zimbabwean farmers have devised coping strategies some of which are detrimental to ...
Here comes the water: risk assessments, observation and knowledge of Ompundja village
Floods in Namibia are more pronounced than drought or any other natural disaster. Ompundja village in northern central Namibia has experienced severe flooding over the last decade since the village is a catchment area of ...
Challenges faced by rural people in mitigating the effects of climate change in the Mazungunye communal lands, Zimbabwe
The phenomenon of climate change is one of the most contested and debated concepts globally. Some governments still deny the existence of climate change and its impact on rural–urban areas around the world. However, the ...
Natural hazard mitigation strategies review: Actor–network theory and the eco-based approach understanding in Zimbabwe
This paper presents the literature reviewed on the evolution of the natural hazard mitigation perspective and an overview of its progression to date. The article uses information taken from diverse sources such as a globally ...
Are cash transfers the panacea to local involvement in humanitarian decision-making? Evidence from World Vision projects in Umzingwane
Cash transfers are increasingly becoming a preferred mode of alleviating human suffering particularly in drought-affected communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The transition from conditional to unconditional cash transfer ...
Factors influencing the resilience of smallholder livestock farmers to agricultural drought in South Africa: implication for adaptive capabilities
The aim of this study was to determine the factors that influence the resilience of smallholder farming households in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. This study utilised primary data collected from 207 smallholder ...