BISIMWA NGABO Arnold1,2*, MUHANYA NZIGIRE Lambertine1,2, KOKO MUKURU Yves2, KAFIRONGO MANENO Jacques2, APENDEZA MWEMA Christelle3.

Climate change and agriculture production in South Kivu, DR Congo

The aim of this study was to analyze the link between climate change and agriculture production in South Kivu from 2010 to 2015. The study used a secondary database from the Provincial Inspectorate of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock of South Kivu and from Lwiro Research Center. A simple linear regression using the least square method was applied to the data. The analysis and data processing were made by SPSS 20 software. Data analysis reveals that climate change (expressed by temperature and maximum precipitation) has significant negative impacts on agricultural production in South Kivu under the studied period.

Political authorities and national or international institutions and organizations in charge of agriculture, nature conservation and ecosystem management should take appropriate steps to prevent climate change and reduce its impact on agricultural production with the aim of ensuring food security and boost the economy of South Kivu. Téléchargé l'article