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Farmers' adaptive capacity towards the impacts of global warming: a review


Hamdan, Mas Ernawati and Man, Norsida and Md. Yassin, Sulaiman and Alby, Jeffrey Lawrence D'Silva and Mohamed Shaffril, Hayrol Azril (2013) Farmers' adaptive capacity towards the impacts of global warming: a review. Asian Social Science, 9 (13). pp. 177-184. ISSN 1911-2017; ESSN: 1911-2025


Global warming has been detected in Malaysia, and is predicted to worsen in the future. Agriculture is highly dependent on weather stability, and warmer climates are expected to cause formidable challenges to industry. This paper focuses on the impacts of rising temperatures on the environment and farmers’ socio-economic situations. Data were obtained through a literature review and document analyses. It can be concluded that rising temperatures have had direct effects on agricultural products, which then affects the income and productivity of farmers. Furthermore, rising temperatures have been found to affect farmers’ health and obstruct their social routines, while causing a shortage in terms of food supply. A brief discussion on the need for adaptation is also highlighted, and hopefully this will assist concerned parties to develop adaptation strategies that are in line with farmers’ needs and abilities.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v9n13p177
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Global warming; Farmers; Agriculture; Environment change
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 00:36
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 04:26
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.5539/ass.v9n13p177
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/30767
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