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Climate Change Perceived-Impact Severity, Its Determinants and Role in the Planning of National Adaptation Policy: The Case of Rice Farming in Indonesia

Version 1 : Received: 12 March 2019 / Approved: 13 March 2019 / Online: 13 March 2019 (09:31:37 CET)

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Rondhi, M.; Fatikhul Khasan, A.; Mori, Y.; Kondo, T. Assessing the Role of the Perceived Impact of Climate Change on National Adaptation Policy: The Case of Rice Farming in Indonesia. Land 2019, 8, 81. Rondhi, M.; Fatikhul Khasan, A.; Mori, Y.; Kondo, T. Assessing the Role of the Perceived Impact of Climate Change on National Adaptation Policy: The Case of Rice Farming in Indonesia. Land 2019, 8, 81.

Journal reference: Land 2019, 8, 81
DOI: 10.3390/land8050081

Abstract

This paper identifies the characteristics of the farmer that affect the degree of farmer’s perceived-impact of climate change (CC). We use data from the Indonesian Rice Farm Household survey consisting of 87,330 farmers. An ordered probit regression model was used to estimate the effect of each variable on the degree of perceived-impact of CC. The results of this study confirm the previous empirical studies. Several variables that have been identified as having a positive effect on farmer adaptation practices such as farmer education, land tenure, irrigation infrastructure, cropping system, chemical fertilizer application, access to extension services and participation in farmer group affect the degree of CC perceived-impact negatively. However, a different result was found in the estimation of the gender variable. We found that female farmer has a higher resilience toward CC than the male farmer does. Furthermore, the female farmer has a more positive perception about future farming conditions than the male does. Finally, we suggest that the implementation of national adaptation policy should prioritize more to the farmer with insecure land tenure and utilize and expand the channel of agricultural extension services to deliver the planned adaptation policy.

Subject Areas

perceived-impact of climate change; climate change adaptation; ordered probit regression; determinants of climate change impact

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