Climate Threat and Alternatives forFarming in Driekoppies, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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Lubisi P. Bongiwe Agholor A. Isaacand Ogujiuba Kanayo

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Therise and harshness of extreme weather events demands activeprotection of the environment for sustainable agricultural development. Farmers take cognizance of risk and uncertainty while making choice of appropriate farm management practices. The study examined climate risk mitigation options for sustainable agricultural development in selected areas of Mpumalanga province. Stratified random sampling was adopted to interview 490 smallholder sugar cane farmers in Driekoppies, Nkomazi Local Municipality Mpumalanga, South Africa.Thestudy used the multivariate model to determine possible correlation between the application and use of information communication technology, system flexibility and contingency planning as climate risk management strategies.Findings extrapolated the relevance of climate risk management and adoption decision.The effect of dependent variables on covariatevariables used in the analysis were noted. Nevertheless, age of respondents, level of education, flood risk perception, farm size, risk aversion and off-farm activitieswere the independent variables that influenced the adoption of risk management approach in context.To improve adoption of risk management in the planning of farming practices, the valuation of seasonal climate information should be enhanced.

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Lubisi P. Bongiwe Agholor A. Isaacand Ogujiuba Kanayo. (2021). Climate Threat and Alternatives forFarming in Driekoppies, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 25(6), 10311–10321. Retrieved from https://www.annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/7392
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