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Climate change and adaptation strategies: a case study of the Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve and its surroundings, Malawi
As in many developing countries, the impacts of climate change have been noticeable in Malawi over the past two decades. In particular, droughts and floods have increased in frequency, intensity and magnitude and have adversely impacted on the sustainable livelihoods of rural communities. This case study focuses on communities living within the 5–7 kilometre band surrounding the Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve in Malawi. The study looks at how these communities have contributed to and been affected by climate change problems - and also how they are attempting to mitigate or adapt.