Articles | Volume 7, issue 4
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 977–989, 2016

Special issue: Climate, land use, and conflict in Africa

Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 977–989, 2016

Research article 21 Dec 2016

Research article | 21 Dec 2016

Vulnerability to climate change and adaptation strategies of local communities in Malawi: experiences of women fish-processing groups in the Lake Chilwa Basin

Hanne Jørstad and Christian Webersik

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Short summary
This research is about climate change adaptation. It demonstrates how adaptation to climate change can avoid social tensions if done in a sustainable way. Evidence is drawn from Malawi in southern Africa.
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