ACCFP Fellow Chipo Mubaya’s case study, “Farmer perceptions regarding variability and change in local climate conditions in Zimbabwe and Zambia”, was included as part of the new SADC Handbook on Climate Change.
The handbook, produced by CSIR, Kulima and the Climate Systems Analysis Group as part of the USAID-funded SADC Climate Risk Capacity Building project, will be used in forthcoming training courses across the region. It is structured according to four key questions dealing with observations of past, current and future climate, the likely impacts of such climate changes in key sectors and how countries in the SADC region might begin to deal with these risks and potential adverse impacts. Case studies profile a range of activities by a variety of organisations to manage climate risks in southern Africa.
The Climate Risk and Vulnerability Handbook for Southern Africa was conceived and designed with the intent to provide decision-makers with up to date information, appropriate for country planning, on the impacts and risks of climate change and variability. It presents a selection of information, translated to communicate climate change processes, key existing and emerging trends, impacts and the possible measures that could be taken to reduce these impacts.
Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa is available for download here.