Determinants of climate smart agricultural technology adoption inthe Northern Province of Zambia
Lungu, Harad Chuma
African Economic Research Consortium
Our world, as we know it, is changing faster than what scientific evidence has thus far predicted. Globally, we see an increased occurrence of indeterminate and unpredictable climatic events changing the daily livelihood of people across the planet. Particularly, such impacts include the frequent occurrences of droughts, the increased incidences of pests and diseases in farmer fields (such as the fall army worm in Zambia), the reduced annual rainfall and shrinking freshwater supplies, the increased number of forest wild fires, and the reduction of farmers’ yields. This calls for the need to adapt and build resilience. To support the adaptation and resilience agenda, various global initiatives have been undertaken and include the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Kyoto Protocol, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Paris Agreement.