Dr Bosire, Caroline
Areas of research interest:Ecology, Agriculture, Natural resource management, climate adaptation.
Home Institution International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya.
Host Institution University of Fort Hare, South Africa.
Summary of research
In many areas, freshwater and land limitations are already restricting agricultural production. Competition for these resources will increase in the future. As the availability and the usage of these resources decrease due to climate change conditions (Herrero et al. 2010), the demand for natural resources will increase as a result of agricultural development. Particularly, for smallholder farmers, it is important for them to adapt to a changed climatic environment. If they fail to do so, they will find it hard to produce the quantity of food demanded by the rising urban population. I expect that my research will influence policy in climate change adaptation by providing the biophysical constraints associated with farmers’ adaptations. This will provide tangible evidence of the pros and cons of policies towards farmer adaptation on natural resource demand.