Agricultural Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climatic Changes In Malaysia: Review on Paddy Sector
Alam, M.M., Siwar, C., Jaafar, A.H., Talib, B., and Salleh, K.O. 2013. Agricultural Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climatic Changes in Malaysia: Review on Paddy Sector. Current World Environment, 8(1): 1-12.
14 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2017 Last revised: 3 Apr 2017
Date Written: 2013
Climate change has mixed impacts on agriculture and the impacts are different in terms of areas, periods and crops. The changing factors of climate have been exerting strong negative impacts on Malaysian agriculture, which is apprehended to result in shortages of water and other resources for long term, worsening soil condition, disease and pest outbreaks on crops and livestock, sea-level rise, and so on. Due to climate change, agricultural productivity and profitability is declining. Despite continuous increases of government subsidy, area of paddy plantation is decreasing and the adaption practices are ineffective. As climate change is universal and its existence is indefinite, the farmers need to adapt to and find ways to mitigate the damages of climatic variation in order to sustain agricultural productivity and attain food security for them
Keywords: Climate Change, Agriculture, Food Security, Sustainability, Adaptation, Mitigation, Vulnerability, Malaysia
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