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.

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Md. Mahmudul Alam

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Abdul Hamid Jaafar

National University of Malaysia

Basri Talib

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Khairulmaini Salleh

University of Malaya (UM)

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Alam, Md. Mahmudul and Siwar, Chamhuri and Jaafar, Abdul Hamid and Talib, Basri and Salleh, Khairulmaini, Agricultural Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climatic Changes In Malaysia: Review on Paddy Sector (2013). 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.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2942589

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

Abdul Hamid Jaafar

National University of Malaysia ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

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Basri Talib

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Khairulmaini Salleh

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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