Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture in Selected Asian Countries: Insights from micro-level studies and implications for policy uri icon

abstract

  • Climate change is a big challenge to the agriculturalsectors especially for the semi-arid tropic (SAT) areasin Asia. As is already well known, billions of peopleincluding the poor mainly depend on agriculture as amajor source of livelihood. Moreover, agriculture is a keysector, which is highly vulnerable to climate change dueto its prominent dependence on weather and climate.To cope with this challenge, farmers are required toadopt essential adaptation measures from time to time.In recent times, adaptation to climate change has beengiven increasing international attention as confidence inclimate change projections is getting higher (Ole Mertz etal. 2009). In fact, each developing country will experiencethe effects of climate change in a different way, notonly because of differences in the projected change ofclimate parameters, but also because of vulnerabilities andadaptive capacities that vary between nations and regions.Adaptation strategies for the vulnerable groups are crucialbecause failure to adapt could lead them to suffer from?significant deprivation, social disruption and populationdisplacement, and even morbidity and mortality?(Downing et al. 1997)

publication date

  • 2014