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Lucy Kassian

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Grantee Title

Area of Research: Climate change adaptation.

Grantee Description

Home Institution: University of Dar es Salaam

Host Institution: Makerere University, Uganda.

Area of Research: Climate change adaptation.

Research Focus: The research focuses on climate change adaptation strategies looking on the sustainability of valley bottoms farming system as an adaptation strategy to climate change and variability in Mufindi District located in Iringa Region-Tanzania. This will be achieved through working on the following specific ideas;

• Examining local communities’ perceptions on the impacts, vulnerability of, and adaptation strategies to climate change and variability.

• Provision of scientific evidence of climate change and variability.

• Setting up the magnitude and historical trends of valley bottoms fields in the study area.

• Assessment of the environmental impacts of valley bottom farming systems in Mufindi District.