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Terence Epule Epule published an article in June 2018.
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James D. Ford

59 shared publications

Department of Geography, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H3A 0B9, Canada

Shuaib Lwasa

30 shared publications

Makerere University

Markku Kanninen

10 shared publications

Viikki Tropical Resources Institute, Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki; Helsinki Finland

Daniel Etongo

1 shared publications

National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), Maynooth University; Maynooth Ireland

Ida Nadia S Djenontin

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Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, Michigan State University; Michigan USA

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Land management in rural Burkina Faso: the role of socio-cultural and institutional factors Daniel Etongo, Terence Epule Epule, Ida Nadia S Djenontin, M... Published: 19 June 2018
Natural Resources Forum, doi: 10.1111/1477-8947.12153
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Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Climate change stressors in the Sahel Terence Epule Epule, James D. Ford, Shuaib Lwasa Published: 23 November 2017
GeoJournal, doi: 10.1007/s10708-017-9831-6
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Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Climate change adaptation in the Sahel Terence Epule Epule, James D. Ford, Shuaib Lwasa, Laurent Le... Published: 01 September 2017
Environmental Science & Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.05.018
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Article 3 Reads 1 Citation Projections of maize yield vulnerability to droughts and adaptation options in Uganda Terence Epule Epule, James D. Ford, Shuaib Lwasa Published: 01 June 2017
Land Use Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.04.013
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Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Vulnerability of Maize Yields to Droughts in Uganda Terence Epule Epule, James D. Ford, Shuaib Lwasa, Laurent Le... Published: 02 March 2017
Water, doi: 10.3390/w9030181
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Climate projections in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) forecast an increase in the intensity and frequency of droughts with implications for maize production. While studies have examined how maize might be affected at the continental level, there have been few national or sub-national studies of vulnerability. We develop a vulnerability index that combines sensitivity, exposure and adaptive capacity and that integrates agroecological, climatic and socio-economic variables to evaluate the national and spatial pattern of maize yield vulnerability to droughts in Uganda. The results show that maize yields in the north of Uganda are more vulnerable to droughts than in the south and nationally. Adaptive capacity is higher in the south of the country than in the north. Maize yields also record higher levels of sensitivity and exposure in the north of Uganda than in the south. Latitudinally, it is observed that maize yields in Uganda tend to record higher levels of vulnerability, exposure and sensitivity towards higher latitudes, while in contrast, the adaptive capacity of maize yields is higher towards the lower latitudes. In addition to lower precipitation levels in the north of the country, these observations can also be explained by poor soil quality in most of the north and socio-economic proxies, such as, higher poverty and lower literacy rates in the north of Uganda.
Article 2 Reads 1 Citation Small Scale Farmers’ Indigenous Agricultural Adaptation Options in the Face of Declining or Stagnant Crop Yields in the ... Terence Epule Epule, Christopher Robin Bryant Published: 24 May 2016
Agriculture, doi: 10.3390/agriculture6020022
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Research has proven that, at a national scale in Cameroon, arable crop production is either declining or stagnant. In the face of these trends, governments, local and international organizations, communities and peasant farmers have developed adaptation options to sustain arable production and reduce poverty. Given this general context, and based on population perceptions and four study sites in the Southwest region of Cameroon, this study aims at verifying current trends in arable production and farmers’ adaptation options based on their indigenous knowledge. These analyses are based on the administration of 200 questionnaires and two focus group discussions (FGDs). The data were analysed using SPSS version 20 in which frequencies, percentages and means were calculated. In addition, the chi-squared statistical test of goodness of fit was calculated and the stated hypothesis was validated accordingly. The FGDs were analysed through verbatim transcriptions and with the aid of the context analysis software, Wordstat 7. The results show that current yields (2010–2014) in all the study sites are declining due to deforestation, poor governance, inadequate access to farm inputs such as fertilizers, increased economic opportunities elsewhere and a breakdown of cultural practices, while 10 years (2000–2010) previously, they had been increasing. It has also been found that the main adaptation options/coping mechanisms reported by the respondents in order of highest frquencies are: expansion of farm size, help from relatives and dependents that live on the farm, supplemental occupations or livelihood diversification and usage of organic fertilizers. From the chi-squared test, the alternate hypothesis that, “there is some difference between population proportions for different adaptation options or coping mechanisms” is validated.