Data response question (3)
Read the article Small-Scale Farmers Bear the Brunt of Rapid Climate Change and then answer the questions below.
Using supply and demand diagrams, explain what will happen to the price of tea and the revenue of tea farmers as a consequence of the drought.
Explain the effect of farmers switching from subsistence agriculture (where they produce food for their own household consumption) to the production of cash crops for sale.
Analyse the long term effects of recurrent droughts on small scale farming.
Examine economic and social policies that the government of Kenya could introduce to support small scale tea farmers during periods of drought.