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Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Smart Agriculture—A Review


Girma Amare*, Dubiso Gacheno

Haramaya University, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, P.O.Box 138, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.

*Corresponding author: Girma Amare

Published: June 28,2021


Climate change significantly threatens rural livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. This is due to rural community of SSA is relatively more susceptible to the effect of climate change than others regions. The SSA region is exposed to climate risk through increased temperature, changes in rainfall patterns and variations in intensity and frequency of extreme weather events such as drought and floods. Even though, there is a changeover generation local farmers have been adjusting to these changes trough their indigenous knowledge which was impulse from one generation to others usually by word of mouth. The objective of this paper is to review indigenous knowledge for Climate Smart Agriculture. Research on Climate Smart Agriculture has revealed that many agricultural technologies and practices that can affect climate change adaptation in agriculture in rural agro-based communities and literature has shown that indigenous people have been excellent in providing weather smart information services. However, adoption of the same demonstrated Climate Smart Agricultural innovations which incorporate indigenous knowledge is still low in developing countries. Thus, strengthening the role of IK in climate change effects controlling is likely to recover adaptation to climate change in smallholder farming communities. Improved adaptation, capacity building and integrating indigenous knowledge with Climate Smart Agriculture practices might be crucial to enhancing effective community resilience to climate change.


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Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Smart Agriculture—A Review

How to cite this paper: Girma Amare, Dubiso Gacheno. (2021) Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Smart Agriculture—A Review. International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture5(2), 332-338.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2021.06.019