publication . Article . 2014

Smallholder farmer cropping decisions related to climate variability across multiple regions

Stephen A. Wood; Amir Jina; Meha Jain; Patti Kristjanson; Ruth DeFries;
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  • Published: 18 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract A long history of household-level research has provided important local-level insights into climate adaptation strategies in the agricultural sector. It remains unclear to what extent these strategies are generalizable or vary across regions. In this study we ask about three potential key factors influencing farming households’ ability to adapt: access to weather information, household and agricultural production-related assets, and participation in local social institutions. We use a 12-country data set from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to explore the links between these three potential drivers of agricultural change and the likelihood that farmer...
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free text keywords: Ecology, Geography, Planning and Development, Global and Planetary Change, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Climate change, Agriculture, Adaptive capacity, Adaptation, Business, Cropping, Natural resource economics, Climate change, Adaptation strategies, Agricultural economics, Key factors, Agriculture, business.industry, Adaptive capacity, Food security, Land management
Communities
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Rural Digital Europe
Energy Research
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