Village-level farm adjustment to rainfall variability

Parry ML, Carter TR, & Konijn NT (1988). Village-level farm adjustment to rainfall variability. In: The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture. pp. 557-568 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-009-2965-4 DOI:10.1007/978-94-009-2965-4_27.

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Abstract

The preceding three sections described a broad framework, consisting of public policies and scientific approaches to manage and harness the agroclimatic environment of the dry tropics in India. However, the final agency to be affected by the issues and measures discussed is the farmer. Since the farmer’s decisions and responses would largely determine the effectiveness of various measures discussed in the preceding sections, it is necessary to examine briefly the farmer’s adaptation strategies against rainfall variability. The aims of this section are:

(1) To describe farmer’ long-term and short-term adjustment mechanisms to deal with rainfall variability or the resultant instability and risk characterizing their occupation.

(2) To indicate the manner in which farmers’ adaptation strategies could be potentially strengthened by improved understanding of the environment and by modifications of public policies and programs designed specifically for areas with high rainfall variability.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 06:39
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 06:39
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12980

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