Student name: Ms Theresia Mrosso
Dissertation Title: Assessment of Smallholder Farmer’s Choice and Perception on Climate Smart- Agriculture in Tanzania
The study seeks to understand the role of farmer’s perceptions on the choices of climate smart agriculture technologies. The observed increasing temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and extreme events such as floods and droughts have greatly impacted agricultural production and productivity and hence farmer’s welfare. Farmers are adopting locally to these changes. The study seeks to analyze whether the perception of climate change and its impact influence their choices to adopt climate smart agriculture practice and what are the factors that drive these perceptions. The study will be conducted in the northern highlands of Tanzania specifically in Arusha where there are a number of smallholder farmers who are practising climate smart agriculture. Structured questionnaires and focus group discussions will be employed to collect quantitative data which will then be analyzed using statistical software such as SPSS and STATA will be employed.