An evaluation of the drought mitigation project as an adaptation measure to small holder farmers against climate change: a case of Matobo District

Author: Dube, Sandisiwe D

Climate change has become a new catastrophe in the development of countries in Africa. The usual question asked is what can be done for the small holder farmers to adapt to the changing climate. Various adaptation strategies that is ongoing implementation of existing knowledge and technology in response to the changes in climate experienced and the increase in adaptive capacity by mobilizing institutions and policies to establish and strengthen conditions that are favorable to effective adaptation and investment in new technologies and infrastructure respectively. The objective of this research is to evaluate a planned climate change. Main focus was given to the livestock small holder farmers who were the most vulnerable to group as they had lost thousands of cattle to drought. The study sought to measure whether the drought mitigation project has built their resilience towards disasters such as drought and climate change or not