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Livelihoods, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the Morogoro region, Tanzania

People in the Morogoro region have lived with significant climate variability in the past and are likely to face increased climate variability and changing climate in the future. Households use a wide range of strategies as a response to current climate variability. Cultivations have been expanded, crops are chosen in the light of weather expectations, and people are increasingly growing crops for market exchange where access to markets is not a constraint. Non-farm activities are also becoming important and in places already form the main source of income for households. A wide range of natural resources are also tapped. Charcoal, timber and brick production are important sources of income, and artesanal mining of gem stones and gold has increased lately.

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Paavola, J., 2004: Livelihoods, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the Morogoro region, Tanzania. Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment Working Paper, University of East Anglia, 22 pp.

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