Adoption of Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change: Case of Burkina Faso Farmers
Tégawendé Juliette NANA, Taladidia THIOMBIANO

The objective of this article is to analyze the factors explaining the choice of Burkinabè producers as to the number of adaptation strategies to be adopted. Following the country's agro-climatic breakdown, four provinces were selected for data collection and 559 households were surveyed. These include the Yatenga province in the Sahelian zone, the provinces of Nayala, Namentenga in the Sudano-Sahelian zone and finally the Houet province in the Sudanese climate. Estimations from the multinomial logit model show that the number of assets, the access to information on climate, group appartenance, the use of hired labor, possession of manure pit and rainfall are the factors that determine the adoption of a number of adaptation strategies. Thus, activities toward the capacicity building based on these results will contribute significantly to the increase of the producers' resilience and reduce the vulnerability of the agricultural sector to climate change.

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