Climate change and variability assessment of maize value chain farming system in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe - Vulnerability Assessment Report

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Munyaradzi Mutenje (CIMMYT)

Christian Thierfelder (CIMMYT), Mulundu Mwila (ZARI), Mphatso Gama (MACHINGA ADD) and Sepo Marongwe (AGRITEX)

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April, 2018
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This study examines the vulnerability to climate variability and change of the conventional maize value chain in the mid and low altitude agro-ecological zones of Malawi, agro-ecological zone II of Zambia and agro-ecological zone III of Zimbabwe. The aim is to develop feasible priorities and strategies for climate variability and change adaptation based on farmer preference. A literature re-view for the countries Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe was conducted to assess the current and future impact of climate change and variability on the smallholder farming system. A mix of methods, which included participatory vulnerability assessment tools, focus group discussions and key in-formant interviews among 108 farmers from five communities, complemented the literature review. Data were collected on the current and likely future impacts and sensitivity of the systems and ad-aptation capacities.

Climate Change Vulnerability Maize Value Chain
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Mutenje, M. (2018). Climate change and variability assessment of maize value chain farming system in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Vulnerability Assessment Report.

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