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The Lived Experience of Climate Change: Small-Scale Farmers, Vulnerability and Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in eThekwini The Lived Experience of Climate Change: Small-Scale Farmers, Vulnerability and Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in eThekwini HOT

Because of the dominance of conventional scientific knowledge in climate change debates, there is little research in South Africa on the translatability of climate change (and its complex language and power dimensions) to local socio-economic conditions and whether local farmers’ experience of it is taken into account by policymakers and practitioners. Using interviews, document analysis and observation, we sought answers to this key question: How do small-scale farmers adopt (if at all), ignore, resist or remain indifferent to the dominant interventions and discourses around climate change and agriculture in their lived experiences?

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Version 2017
Category Grantee research
Author Mvuselelo Ngcoya