Fish farmers’ perceptions, impacts and adaptation on/of/to climate change in Africa (The case of Egypt and Nigeria)

Perception is the bed rock to really apprehend the assertiveness and interpretations of the farmers which are the grass root receptors or benefactors of the effects of climate change. Individual perception and knowledge on climate change varies according to geographical location, occupation, political and socio-economics, ecological, cultural background of the entity. Empirical observations and climate models both indicate that global climate and ocean conditions have been changing over the last 100 years and will likely change more rapidly in the future. Fish production and supply in Africa could not meet up with the demand of the consumers as a result of financial constraints, low capital investment, high cost of fish stocking and feeding, dry season, pollution and climate change. This research therefore, assesses the fish farmers’ perceptions, impacts and adaptation on/of/to climate change in Africa, using Egypt and Nigeria as archetypal examples.


Citation:

Adeleke, M.L., Al-Kenawy, D., Nasr-Allah, A.M., Murphy, S., El-Naggar, G.O., Dickson, M. (2018)
In: Alves, F. ; Filho, W.L. ; Azeiteiro, U. (eds). Theory and practice of climate adaptation. Springr. pp. 269-295
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