Farmers’ Perceptions Study on Required Supports for Climate Change Adaptation in Malaysia

Alam, M.M., Siwar, C., Talib, B., Jaafar, A.H., and Mohd Ekhwan, T. 2012. Farmers’ Perceptions Study on Required Supports for Climate Change Adaptation in Malaysia, Asian Journal of Environmental and Disaster Management, Vol. 4(1). pp. 83-97

13 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2017

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Md. Mahmudul Alam

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Basri Talib

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Abdul Hamid Jaafar

National University of Malaysia

Mohd Toriman

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Date Written: March 28, 2017

Abstract

The agriculture of Malaysia is one of the most vulnerable sectors due to the rapid changes in climatic factors in Malaysia. In order to face and manage the situation, farmers are trying in various ways and government and other external agencies are providing several supports to adapt to these climatic vulnerabilities. Still, there is a gap between farmers’ adaptability and adverse impacts of climatic change. Here, sustainability of agriculture and relevant livelihood is strongly dependent on the external supports, and farmers also expect to increase this level. Now, the focus on farmers’ adaptability to climate change needs to go beyond the incentive and subsidy. They also need trainings, conceptual supports, and technological innovations. This study finds out the required supports that farmers need to adapt to climate change through a questionnaire survey on 198 paddy producing farmers in the area of Integrated Agricultural Development Area (IADA), North-West Selangor, Malaysia. The data of the study has been analyzed by descriptive statistics, ordered regression, percentile, and scale analysis. The findings of the study are important for the policy makers and relevant agencies

Keywords: Agricultural Productivity; Climate change; Adaptation; Paddy; Malaysia

JEL Classification: C21, Q14, Q15, Q16, Q18, Q54, Q55

Suggested Citation

Alam, Md. Mahmudul and Siwar, Chamhuri and Talib, Basri and Jaafar, Abdul Hamid and Toriman, Mohd, Farmers’ Perceptions Study on Required Supports for Climate Change Adaptation in Malaysia (March 28, 2017). Alam, M.M., Siwar, C., Talib, B., Jaafar, A.H., and Mohd Ekhwan, T. 2012. Farmers’ Perceptions Study on Required Supports for Climate Change Adaptation in Malaysia, Asian Journal of Environmental and Disaster Management, Vol. 4(1). pp. 83-97. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2942209

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

Abdul Hamid Jaafar

National University of Malaysia ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://www.ukm.my

Mohd Toriman

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

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