The Determinants of Farmer's Adaptation to Climate Change: A Case Study in Cameron Highlands


Tey, Ruoxi and Choon, Shay Wei and Tan, Siow Hooi (2022) The Determinants of Farmer's Adaptation to Climate Change: A Case Study in Cameron Highlands. In: Postgraduate Social Science Colloquium 2022, 1 - 2 June 2022, Online.

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Cameron Highlands, one of the major food suppliers to Malaysians, is experiencing climate change. Research has proven that climate change has a definite effect toward the agriculture sector. Besides, agriculture acts as a very important role in the livelihood of the communities living in Malaysia as it contributes to Malaysia’s economic growth as well as food security (Department of Statistics, 2021). Hence, this study examine the determinants of farmer’s adaptation to climate change in Cameron Highland and wish to serve as a reference information toward designing suitable agriculture policies for Malaysia by the policy makers. A questionnaire was designed based on the literature review and translated into other local languages. Some minor amendments were done after pre-test. The questionnaire will be distributed to approximately 200 farmers in Cameron Highlands and analysed through descriptive analysis. The result showed that farmers with higher education level tend to adapt more adaptation strategies. This is probably because farmers are educated with the knowledge of climate change. Meanwhile, farming experience also statistically proven that farmers with higher experience will adapt to more strategies in order to decrease the negative impact from climate change. Furthermore, farmers that believe climate change is actually happening in Cameron Highlands are also one of the determinants that determine whether farmers adapt to climate change.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Farmers, Climate Change, determinants of farmers adaptation, Cameron Highlands, farmers adaptation, adaptation strategies.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD4801-8943 Labor. Work. Working class > HD8039 By industry or trade
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 02:13
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 02:13


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