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Texting the Climate: How Farmers in Southern Africa are Meeting the Future
Andy Zimmer, Ph.D. Student, Department of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
Across the world, we face the impacts of climate change, but adaptation is tough. Small-scale farmers in Southern Africa are exceptionally vulnerable, facing challenges from both weather and pests. Using text messaging as a communication tool, we connect with thousands of farmers and are therefore able to map and monitor the challenges they face and the decisions they make. Understanding how farmers can best prepare themselves for risk allows us to work towards meeting the challenges of the future.