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Title: Effects of climate change on agricultural production: case study of Kisumu District, Nyanza Province in Kenya.
Authors: Felix Guya, Ombwa
Keywords: Climate change
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University.College of Engneering
Abstract: Kisumu District is an administrative District of Nyanza Province in western Kenya with a population of 504, 359 and a land area of 912 square kilometers. The main industries are subsistence agriculture and fisheries on Lake Victoria. It falls within the coordinates of 0 55” south and 34 55” east. The main type of soils is ferrasols. It experiences a bimodal type of rainfall. The minimum temperature is 15 Celsius while the mean maximum temperature is 36 Celsius. Humidity is relatively high. The study was both descriptive in design, and it based on primary and secondary data to establish the magnitude of the problem. The primary methods included interview, questionnaire and observation. It gave a chance for ground truthing or counter checking with the secondary data which was obtained from numerous books, newsletters and journals. A sample of 20 farmers and five agricultural extensionists were used to aid in data collection The major objective of the study was to find out the main effect of climate change on agriculture production, while the specific objectives included identifying causes and effects of climate change among others. The major findings of the cause of climate change was production of greenhouse gases especially carbon dioxide from human activities which include agricultural production, industrialization, burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. Recommendations in the study included placing a worldwide cap on carbon dioxide emissions by limiting the use of fossil fuels in industry and transportation, accelerating international agreements to completely phase out CFCs, stopping the loss of tropical forests and encouraging planting of trees over vast areas now suffering from deforestation, among others.
Description: Research dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Kampala International University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Bachelor of Science degree in Environment Management of Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda.
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