Drivers of farmers’ adaptive behavior in managing drought risks:A literature review focusing on North-America, Europe, and Australia

Hanger-Kopp, S. (2021). Drivers of farmers’ adaptive behavior in managing drought risks:A literature review focusing on North-America, Europe, and Australia. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-21-004

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Abstract

Academic output on risk management in agriculture, particularly the behavior of farmers, has been growing exponentially over the past two decades. While farmers have always faced multiple types of risks, climate risks particularly drought are the most widespread and impactful. Social scientists have paid a lot of attention to identifying the underlying factors that promote risk reduction/adaptive behavior. Although multiple motivations have been identified, their effects on risk reduction remain ambiguous. Due to the context-specific nature of drought risk management, the role of individual perceptions, and the intensive data collection required, such studies can only be case studies at the national or sub-national levels. This review sets out to synthesize the findings of these studies focusing on drivers of farmer’s drought risk management, which in often is used synonymously or in an overlapping way with adaptive behavior to climate change. The review focuses on post-industrialized countries complemented with studies from BRICS countries, and summarizes diverse risk management strategies employed in the face of weather- and climate related risks.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Equity and Justice (EQU)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2021 11:04
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2021 11:04
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17188

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