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Strengthening Local Institutions as Avenues for Climate Change Resilience

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dc.contributor.author Mogoi, J.A.
dc.contributor.author Obonyo, Emily
dc.contributor.author Tanui, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Catacutan, Delia
dc.contributor.author Mowo, J.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-16T17:21:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-16T17:21:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7105
dc.description.abstract "In Africa, poverty and food insecurity is pervasive due to intertwined factors including, declining crop yields, land degradation, and inadequate policy and institutional support. With ever increasing populations, climate change effects will be intensified, and a major crisis is inevitable unless measures to sustain land resources are urgently taken. Weak grassroots institutions characterized by low capacity, failure to exploit collective capital and poor knowledge sharing and access to information, are common barriers to sustainable land management and improved food security. This paper argues that vibrant rural institutions are necessary to ensure food security and environmental protection, consequently contributing to climate change resilience. It demonstrates the role of institutions by evaluating two types of institutions and their impacts the ‘status quo’ and ‘hybrid’ institutions using case studies from the African Highlands Initiative in Uganda and IFRI in Kenya. It further discusses a model that highlights factors affecting smallholder investment in natural resources management and how these can be use to strengthen local institutions in building their resilience against climate change effects." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.title Strengthening Local Institutions as Avenues for Climate Change Resilience en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Kenya en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Sustaining Commons: Sustaining Our Future, the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates January 10-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Hyderabad, India en_US

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