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Farmers’ perceptions, awareness, attitudes and adaption behaviour towards climate change

Akhtar, Rulia and Afroza, Rafia and Masud, Muhammad Mehedi and Rahman, Mahfuzur and Khalid, Haniza and Duasa, Jarita (2018) Farmers’ perceptions, awareness, attitudes and adaption behaviour towards climate change. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy. ISSN 1354-7860 (In Press)

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Abstract

Using responses from a questionnaire survey conducted on a sample of 400 rice farmers from Kedah in Malaysia, this article examines rice farmers’ perception, awareness, attitudes and adaptation behaviours towards mitigating climate change. The data collected was analysed using structural equation modelling. The findings of this study show that 84% of the respondents perceive a decrease in rainfall, while 75% perceive an increase in temperature over the last 10–15 years due to climate change. The study also finds a significant and positive association between farmers’ perception of climate change, awareness (AWN), attitudes (ATT) and adaptation behaviour (ADB). Furthermore, the results reveal that awareness and attitudes play a mediating role between perception and adaptation behaviour. The findings could be useful to public and private organizations in learning more about farmers’ perceptions and adaptation behaviour in developing a policy framework to reduce adverse effects of climate change.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5965/64041
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture; adaptation; barriers; behaviour; climate change; perception
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Rafia Afroz
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 10:07
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 16:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64041

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