The Impacts of Climate Change on Livelihoods in Kapsokwony Division in Mt. Elgon SB-County, Kenya
Sindani Bon Bonzemo, Daniel Ochieng Olago, Lydia Olaka, Dorothy Akinyi Amwata

This research examines how climate change has harmed the livelihoods of people in Kenya's Kapsokwony Division, Mt. Elgon Sub-County, by jeopardizing food production systems, resulting in decreased agricultural output, poor livelihoods, increasing poverty, and slowed economic development. The study's ultimate goal was to encourage policy discussion on long- and short-term strategies to strengthen adaptive capacity and resilience in order to improve livelihoods and ensure long-term socio-economic development. Informant and in-depth interviews (KIIs), as well as focused group discussions (FGDs), were utilized to collect primary data, while secondary data was gathered through desk-top literature and other sources. The research project resulted in capacity building, adaptive learning, community empowerment, and transformative knowledge application. The findings influenced inhabitants' attitudes and behaviors, as well as raising knowledge about the effects of climate change on their livelihoods. Long-term policies and adaptive measures to improve climate resilience, improve livelihoods, and sustain social economic development were developed using the new societal knowledge. Significantly, the research resulted in a number of technologies and ideas that might be utilized to mitigate the consequences of climate change and variability in the region. This paper is intended to mirror the impacts of climate change on livelihoods in the study area.

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