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DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.10.051
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Relating farmer's perceptions of climate change risk to adaptation behaviour in Hungary

Li, Sen; Juhász-Horváth, Linda; Harrison, Paula A.; Pintér, László; Rounsevell, Mark D.A.

Abstract:
Understanding how farmers perceive climate change risks and how this affects their willingness to adopt adaptation practices is critical for developing effective climate change response strategies for the agri- cultural sector. This study examines (i) the perceptual relationships between farmers' awareness of climate change phenomena, beliefs in climate change risks and actual adaptation behaviour, and (ii) how these relationships may be modified by farm-level antecedents related to human, social, financial capitals and farm characteristics. An extensive household survey was designed to investigate the current pattern of adaptation strategies and collect data on these perceptual variables and their potential antecedents from private landowners in Veszprem and Tolna counties, Hungary. Path analysis was used to explore the causal connections between variables. We found that belief in the risk of climate change was heightened by an increased awareness of directly observable climate change phenomena (i.e. water shortages and extreme weather events). The awareness of extreme weather events was a significant driver of adaptation behaviour ... mehr


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0301-4797, 1095-8630
KITopen ID: 1000074327
HGF-Programm 12.02.02; LK 01
Erschienen in Journal of environmental management
Band 185
Seiten 21–30
Schlagworte Adaptation, Climate change, Hungary, Path analysis, Perception
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