Stakeholders’ views in reducing vulnerability and resilience building

Saldaña-Zorrilla, S.O. (2015). Stakeholders’ views in reducing vulnerability and resilience building. In: Natural Disasters, Foreign Trade and Agriculture in Mexico. pp. 89-112 Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-17359-7 10.1007/978-3-319-17359-7_6.

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This chapter examines how climatic events affect agricultural livelihoods. Special emphasis is given to the effects of natural disasters on migration patterns. In addition, it aims to assess policy options to reduce the vulnerability of small-scale farmers (e.g. government-supported insurance schemes). To further this aim, this work draws on stakeholder consultations and descriptive analysis in three communities in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico. It also puts forward stakeholder-based solutions, which embrace loss-sharing and risk-transfer mechanisms. The coping strategies revealed in this study encompass both immediate responses (e.g. sources of off-farm income, post-disaster financing sources, and emigration plans), and more structural and long-term strategies, such as re-orientation of production and improvement of infrastructure for production.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vulnerability Resilience building Rural poverty Subsistence farmers; Development; Natural disasters; Trade Adaptation; Productive reorientation; Household survey; Rural livelihoods; Coping strategies; Community adaptation
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 13:17
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:41

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