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

See all articles by Md. Mahmudul Alam

Md. Mahmudul Alam

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Basri Talib

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Mazlin Mokhtar

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Institute of Environment and Development (LESTARI)

Mohd Toriman

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Alam, Md. Mahmudul and Siwar, Chamhuri and Talib, Basri and Mokhtar, Mazlin and Toriman, Mohd, Climate Change Adaptation Policy in Malaysia: Issues for Agricultural Sector (2012). African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 7(9), pp. 1368-1373. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2941970

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

Basri Talib

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Mazlin Mokhtar

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Institute of Environment and Development (LESTARI) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Mohd Toriman

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

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