A FRAMEWORK OF PERCEPTION, RESILIENCE & BARRIERS TOWARDS CLIMATE ADAPTATION

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2021-01-25
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Farmers are widely recognized as the most vulnerable object of climate change. Indeed, Kien Giang farmers have suffered negative impacts of unpredictable weather, severe drought, saline intrusion and irregular rain patterns. Notwithstanding, farming activities also put the climate at risk as they release methane and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere. Towards this interactive relationship between agriculture and climate change, farmers need programs and policies of climate change adaptation to improve their knowledge and actions. The main aim of this study is to explore and forecast Vietnamese farmers' responses in the implementation of climate change adaptation practices in Mekong Delta. Perception, social resilience and barriers to implementing climate change adaptation strategies are favoured to investigate the weakness of current climate change adaptation strategies in Mekong Delta through the examination of farmers' responses in Kien Giang province. A triangulation method has been employed to collect the data: survey and unstructured interviews with farmers, in-depth interviews with key informants and secondary data. This method is promising to bring credibility and validity to the picture of the situation. As a result, a large part of farmers lack awareness of climate change causes, while a few of them prove high creativity and resilience capability.
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Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen