Socioeconomic Impacts of Climatic Change on Paddy Cultivation: An Empirical Investigation in Malaysia

Journal of Knowledge Globalization (ISSN 1938-7008), Vol. 3(2), pp.71-84, 2010

11 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2017

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Md. Mahmudul Alam

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Rafiqul Molla

International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC)

Mohd Toriman

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Basri Talib

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

The changing natures of climatic factors have different impacts on agriculture based on areas, periods and crops. Farmers are the most vulnerable group who are affected both directly and indirectly through climatic changes. In the study area in Malaysia, climatic changes have adverse impacts on farmers. Due to climatic change productivity and profitability of paddy cultivation have declined in the Integrated Agricultural Development Area, North-West Selangar. Farmers perceive that paddy cultivation is no longer profitable due to low productivity as a result of climatic changes. They now prefer full-time to part-time engagement in paddy cultivation. Heavy government subsidy and encouragement are not enough; it requires increase in productivity and profitability of paddy cultivation for making its viable and sustainable sector. All efforts of mitigation and adaptation must be pursued to counter the adverse impacts of climatic changes and increase the productivity of paddy cultivation in the area. It is observed that there is a high degree of income inequality among the paddy farmers in the study area.

Keywords: Climatic Change; Income Equality, Health Hazard; Agriculture; Paddy; Malaysia

Suggested Citation

Alam, Md. Mahmudul and Siwar, Chamhuri and Molla, Rafiqul and Toriman, Mohd and Talib, Basri, Socioeconomic Impacts of Climatic Change on Paddy Cultivation: An Empirical Investigation in Malaysia (2010). Journal of Knowledge Globalization (ISSN 1938-7008), Vol. 3(2), pp.71-84, 2010 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2941310

Md. Mahmudul Alam (Contact Author)

Universiti Utara Malaysia ( email )

Sintok, Kedah
Malaysia

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Rafiqul Molla

International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) ( email )

College Road
Chittagong
Chittagong, 4318
Bangladesh

Mohd Toriman

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Basri Talib

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

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