Promoting Climate Resilient Agriculture and Sustainable Livelihoods for Smallscale Farmers in Niger Delta Communities: Example of Delta State
Farmers and fisher folks in the communities of Delta State are already feeling the effects of climate change. Exposure to floods and rainfall variability are only predicted to get worse as the impacts of climate change intensify. The consequences of these hazards on the well-being of the primary producers are severe, inducing intense episodes of food insecurity, which will force them to engage in erosive and unsustainable coping and adaptive strategies. Substantial improvements in the resilience of rural farmers and fisher folks are needed to address the current and increasing vulnerabilities of subsistence farmers and fisher folks in the communities of the region. The most effective way of reducing the vulnerability of farmers and fisher folks is through general adaptation strategies that focus on improving their overall well-being.