Poultry, Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences

Poultry, Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-446X

Sintondji O Luc

Department of Hydraulics and Water Control Laboratory, University of Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin

  • Research Article   
    Climate Variability and Livestock Watering: Impacts and Adaptation in the Agro-pastoral District of Gogounou in Benin
    Author(s): Sambieni S Kevin*, Badou Djigbo Félicien, Yegbemey N. Rosaine and Sintondji O Luc

    Adaptation to climate change in general and particularly to climate variability in pastoralism is receiving increasing attention. This study assessed the impacts of climate variability on livestock watering and the subsequent adaptation strategies developed by breeders in the agro-pastoral area of Gogounou, Benin. Monthly climate data (rainfall and temperature) from 1985 to 2015 were analyzed using Mann Kendall and Pettitt tests. In addition, primary data on local perceptions of climate variability, its impacts and adaptation strategies in relation to livestock watering were collected through focus group discussions. Our results indicate an increasing trend of 7 mm/year in rainfall and 0.029˚C/year in temperature as well as a break in 1997 and 2002 in the rainfall and temperature series respectively. Consistent with these trends, respondents reported higher temperatur.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2375-446X.22.10.213

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