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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2022, Vol. 10, Issue 2, Part A

Fishers’ perceptions and adaptation strategies to climate change and their determinants: The case of Koka reservoir, Ethiopia


Author(s): Abdulhakim Hussen and Addisu Hailu

Abstract: This paper analysed the determinants of fisher`s climate change copying approaches around koka reservoir, Ethiopia. A multistage sampling technique was employed to collect cross-sectional data from 167 fishers nominated from 3 districts around the Koka reservoir in the area. Out of 10 adaptation approaches known by the fishers, the five main identified reworking strategy opportunities were subsequently used as the dependent variables in the multivariate probit model. The outcome of the Multivariate Probit Model showed that some important factors are significant and statistically influenced the choice of adaptation approaches used by the fishers in the study area. It is obvious, that the fishers are aware of long-term changes in climatic factors (temperature and rainfall, for example), but they are unable to identify these changes as climate change. However, the positive pair-wise correlation matrix from the MVP model indicated complementarities among the fishers' adaptation schemes. The government could build agricultural extension systems' capacity and make a climate change education scheme available with ICT innovations. Government policies and investment strategies must be geared towards supporting education, credit and information about adaptation to climate change in the study area.

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How to cite this article:
Abdulhakim Hussen, Addisu Hailu. Fishers’ perceptions and adaptation strategies to climate change and their determinants: The case of Koka reservoir, Ethiopia. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2022;10(2):63-71.
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