Assessment of Community Perception on Climate Change in Selected Areas of Arbaminch District, Southern Ethopia

Zenebe Reta


This study was carried out at Shara Kebele of Arba Minch district with the objective of assessing the perception and attitude of local community on climate change. Both primary and secondary data sources were used. A semi-structured questionnaire   was applied to collect primary data through face to face interview. Analysis of the data was done by using descriptive statistics and the results are presented in tables and percentages and descriptive way. This generates evidences helpful to support actions and decisions relating to climate change mitigation and adaptation at the study area and similar to other areas in the region. The result showed that the local communities’ awareness to climate change and its impact is less. By contrast, experts are more awarded about climate change and its impact was observed. Climate change and its effect should be addressed through training, discussion and adoption of best climate change mitigation practices.

Keywords: Climate change, Community perception, mitigation, adaptation

DOI: 10.7176/JEES/9-1-04

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