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

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/0975425318822338

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. © 2019 National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptive capacity; climate change; perception; Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 27 May 2020 05:03
Last Modified: 27 May 2020 05:03
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/24380

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