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Climate change awareness: a case study of small scale maize farmers in Mpumalanga province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Nkonki-Mandleni, B.
dc.contributor.advisor Anim, F. D. K.
dc.contributor.author Oduniyi, Oluwaseun Samuel
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-18T10:07:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-18T10:07:03Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07
dc.identifier.citation Oduniyi, Oluwaseun Samuel (2014) Climate change awareness: a case study of small scale maize farmers in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13677> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13677
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted in the Nkangala district, in the province of Mpumalanga in South Africa. This province remains the largest forestry production region in South Africa. The majority of people living in Mpumalanga are farmers and they have contributed immensely to promote food security. The objective of the study was to determine the level of climate change awareness among small scale maize producers in Mpumalanga province. Random sampling techniques was used to select two hundred and fifty one (251) farmers to be interviewed. A pre-tested questionnaire was administered to maize farmers, focusing on matters relating to climate change awareness in maize production. Data was captured and analysed using software package for social science (SPSS version 20 of 2012). Descriptive statistics were applied to analyse and describe the data. Logistic regression analysis followed to demonstrate the significance of the independent variables on climate change awareness. The results of the analysis indicated that the information received and the size of the farm had an impact on climate change awareness in the area of study. It was therefore recommended that the majority of farmers in Mpumalanga needed to be made aware of climate change in order to assist them to build the adaptive capacity, increase resilience and reduce vulnerability. Information on climate change awareness should be disseminated well to ensure that it will attract the attention of the farmers en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 119 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Climate change awareness en
dc.subject Mpumalanga province of South Africa en
dc.subject Small scale farmers en
dc.subject Maize production en
dc.subject Logistic regression analysis en
dc.subject.ddc 641.3315096827
dc.subject.lcsh Corn industry -- South Africa -- Mpumalanga
dc.subject.lcsh Corn -- Climatic factors -- South Africa -- Mpumalanga
dc.subject.lcsh Climatic changes -- South Africa -- Mpumalanga -- Case studies
dc.title Climate change awareness: a case study of small scale maize farmers in Mpumalanga province, South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Agriculture and  Animal Health en
dc.description.degree M.Sc. (Agriculture)


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