Climate Change Adaptation Policy in Malaysia: Issues for Agricultural Sector
African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 7(9), pp. 1368-1373
11 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2017
Date Written: 2012
Malaysia is one of the highly vulnerable countries due to climatic changes. Here the changes in climate factors cause adverse impacts on agricultural sustainability and relevant livelihood sustainability. To adapt to these changes a prudent adaptation policy is very important. Several countries follow different adaptation policy based on their localized socioeconomic and geographical status. While defining its adaptation policy, Malaysia also needs to consider several crucial factors. This study discusses issues relevant to the farmers’ adaptation to climate change in Malaysia and also provides few recommendations that will help policy makers to prepare the agricultural adaptation policy for climate change.
Keywords: Agricultural sustainability; Sustainable livelihood; Climate change; Adaptation; Mitigation; Policy; Malaysia
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