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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Helmut Schabschneider (2014): "Evaluation of agricultural Conditions of three ungauged Watersheds in Vanuatu".
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Hydraulik und landeskulturelle Wasserwirtschaft (IHLW), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 223. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Within the project “Generation and adaptation of improved agricultural technologies to mitigate climate change-imposed risks to food production within vulnerable smallholder farming communities in Western Pacific countries“, the work at hand examined the agricultural conditions at three target-communities in Vanuatu, with special focus on water-related problems under consideration of new risks attributed to climate change. During a stay in Vanuatu over several months, existing problems have been assessed on site and primary and secondary data on meteorology, hydrology, pedology, geology, topography, agriculture, water- and land use has been collected in order to define the agricultural conditions and the relation of the reported problems to climate change. Furthermore, informal interviews were conducted with the farmers to complete the picture. The gathered data has then been processed to give a comprehensive picture of the conditions and water-related problems at the study sites, and Vanuatu in general. The material is presented in the form of maps, soil descriptions, descriptions of the agricultural system, descriptions of areas prone to water deficit respectively flooding/water logging, meteorological specifications, but it also includes information on Vanuatu’s historical agricultural systems and existing policies concerning climate change and water. Based on these findings, suitable strategies, technologies and interventions that can increase the resilience of Vanuatu’s small-scale farmers are proposed.

Beurteilende(r): Loiskandl Willibald
1.Mitwirkender: Ruffeis Dominik

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