The role of information dissemination approaches on climate change and food security in Jowhar, Somalia
The current study sought to investigate the role of information dissemination approaches on climate change and food security in Jowhar District of Somalia republic. The emerging threats worldwide to food productivity and sustainability are considered to be effects of climate changes. The objectives of the study were to determine existing information dissemination approaches on climate change in Jowhar district, Somalia; establish the roles of information dissemination on food security and climate change in Jowhar district, Somalia; and to establish institutional factors influencing information dissemination on food security and climate changes in Jowhar district, Somalia. The study used descriptive and correlation research methods. The target population comprised of nongovernmental organizations, project managers and the general population in Middle Shabelle. The sample population comprised of 80 respondents. The study had a response of 75% of the target population. Purposive sampling and random sampling were used to sample out the respondents. Primary and secondary data was gathered using a semi-structured questionnaire and knowledge test through interviews. Statistical Package for Social Sciences computer program was used to generate data and analyse descriptive and correlation of various variables. The findings showed radio, television, and mobile phones were the major information dissemiantion channels. With a significance of p value >0.001 , the study concluded that climate change had an effect on food security. It is recommended that findings resulting from the reveal, inform and make clear the nature of climate change information on food security among farmers and identify the best approaches in agricultural information dissemination in future mitigation purpose of climate changes in Jowhar district Somalia.