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Asian Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2017 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 120-127
DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2017.120.127
 
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Determinants of Malaysian Farmers’ Choice of Adaptation Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Kedah Malaysia

Rafia Afroz and Rulia Akhtar

Abstract:
Background and Objective: in Malaysia, the climate is changing. So, the associated risks are expected to have serious impacts on agriculture and national food sufficiency level which in turn will affect the rural farmers for whom agriculture is the main source of income. The level of impacts will mainly depend on the awareness and the level of adaptation in response to the changing climate. it was thus important to analyze which factors may affect the decision of the farmers whether they adapt with the climate change in order to implement appropriate policy measures for the sake of the affected farmers. The objective of the study was to examine the perception of the farmers towards climate change and the factors that influence farmers’ choice of adaptation measures to climate change. Materials and Methods: in this study conducted a survey of 300 farmers in Kedah Malaysia to accomplish the objectives of the study. A logit model was used to identify the factors that influence farmers’ choice of adaptation measures to climate change. Data analysis was conducted using Statistical Package for the Social Science. Results: it was found that access to extension, income, knowledge about climate change, household size and farm size affect the decision to adapt any adaptation strategies or not. Conclusion: it is suggested that social adaptation should be intensified by focusing on farmers’ climate change knowledge, support of the extension officers for developing alternative skills, involvement of the farmers in climate change adaptation planning and enhancement of the farmers’ access to credit. These adaptation strategies can be a basis for policy makers, managers and local leaders to produce adaptation strategies that are in line with the farmers’ needs, abilities and interests.
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Rafia Afroz and Rulia Akhtar, 2017. Determinants of Malaysian Farmers’ Choice of Adaptation Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Kedah Malaysia. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 11: 120-127.

DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2017.120.127

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajar.2017.120.127

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22 October, 2019
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