Assessing drought vulnerability and adaptation among farmers in Gadaref region, Eastern Sudan
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Assessing drought vulnerability and adaptation among farmers in Gadaref region, Eastern Sudan

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Assessing drought vulnerability and adaptation among farmers in Gadaref region, Eastern Sudan

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dc.contributor.author Mohmmed, Alnail
dc.contributor.author Li, Jianhua
dc.contributor.author Elaru, Joshua
dc.contributor.author Elbashier, Mohammed M.A.
dc.contributor.author Keesstra, Saskia
dc.contributor.author Cerdà Bolinches, Artemi
dc.contributor.author Teffera, Zeben
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-17T08:21:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-17T08:21:37Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/65713
dc.description.abstract Agricultural productivity in rural areas is severely affected by climate variability, and this elevates the vulnerability of rural households to food insecurity. This study examines the socio-economic vulnerability of farmers who are susceptible to droughts in the five agricultural-based regions of Gadaref, Eastern Sudan. A survey was carried out in 500 households to collect data on socio-economic and livelihood indicators. The data analyzed from these indicators were used to generate the three components of drought vulnerability: exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity. The analysis revealed that the regions deemed to be most vulnerable to both drought and climate variability were also projected to have the most vulnerable communities. The most exposed farming communities of Alfaw, Algadaref and Alfushqa regions showed a relatively low capacity for adaptation. Moreover, the study determined that vulnerability to drought and variability is associated with social and economic development in the Gadaref region. The results show that highly vulnerable regions are characterized by features such as low levels of productivity, elevated levels of financing, low crop diversity, agriculture as the primary income source and a low level of agricultural insurance. This research shows the importance of diversified livelihoods in building resilience against hazards linked to climate change.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Land Use Policy, 2018, vol. 70, num. 2, p. 402-413
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Mohmmed, Alnail Li, Jianhua Elaru, Joshua Elbashier, Mohammed M.A. Keesstra, Saskia Cerdà Bolinches, Artemi Teffera, Zeben 2018 Assessing drought vulnerability and adaptation among farmers in Gadaref region, Eastern Sudan Land Use Policy 70 2 402 413
dc.subject Relleu (Geografia)
dc.title Assessing drought vulnerability and adaptation among farmers in Gadaref region, Eastern Sudan
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2018-04-17T08:21:37Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.11.027
dc.identifier.idgrec 125671

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