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Perception of climate change and the adaptation strategies and capacities of the rice farmers in Kedah, Malaysia

Akhtar, Rulia and Masud, Muhammad Mehedi and Afroz, Rafia (2019) Perception of climate change and the adaptation strategies and capacities of the rice farmers in Kedah, Malaysia. Environment and Urbanization ASIA, 10 (1). pp. 99-115. ISSN 0975-4253 E-ISSN 0976-3546

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Abstract

This article attempts to understand the perception of the rice-growing farmers on the issue of climate change (CC) and identify their adaptive capacity (AC). A survey was conducted through structured questionnaires to understand farmers’ perception and adaptation strategies in response to changing climate and variability. The findings indicate that farmers are moderately adaptive to CC in the study area. The result also revealed that the main barriers are lack of funds and government support available information to CC. Farmers with higher AC can produce greater amount of rice. Rice producers should be enabled through improved extension services, government aid, such as grants, training for better level of adaptability, to help them achieve higher rice production.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5965/71048
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptive capacity, climate change, perception, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD1401 Agriculture
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000 Special industries and trades
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Rafia Afroz
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 15:07
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 11:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71048

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