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Table 3 Smallholder’s ranking of the adaptation strategies employed in Trans-Mara East sub-County, as per their perceived importance levels

From: Climate change adaptive capacity and smallholder farming in Trans-Mara East sub-County, Kenya

Adaptation strategy Very important Moderately important Less important Not important WAI Rank
Improving crop varieties 79 20 1 0 2.78 1
Improving livestock feeding techniques 76 21 3 0 2.73 2
Crop diversification 73 24 2 1 2.69 3
Irrigation 72 21 5 2 2.63 4
Improving post-harvest management 68 27 4 1 2.62 5
Off-farm income streams 71 19 7 3 2.58 6
Adjusting planting dates 59 27 11 3 2.42 7
Agroforestry practices 61 21 13 5 2.38 8
Destocking 53 29 10 8 2.27 9
  1. Not important 0; Less important 1; Moderately important 2; Very important 3; WAI Weighted Average Index. (Source: Field Data, 2017)