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Factors influencing adaptation of farming practices by the coastal farmers in response to climate change

By: Md. Maruf Billah, Shohrab Hossain, Kawsar Hossen, Atiqur Rahman Bhuiyan

Key Words: Adaptation, Factors, Farming practice, Climate change, Coastal farmers.

Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 11(5), 16-23, November 2017.

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Abstract

Coastal farmers are the most vulnerable in the context of climate change variability and their farming activates are being disrupted mostly due to climate change. Proper adaptation practices are supreme to ensure food security, resilience and productivity. The study was conducted to find out the factors influencing adaptation of farming practices by the coastal farmers in response to climate change. The data were collected from 120 randomly selected coastal farmers from the period of July 2017. A mixed method research approach and step wise multiple regression analysis was used to determine the factors influencing adaptation of farming practices. The findings of the study revealed that among the explanatory variables, four variables such as level of education, perception on climate change, communication exposure and agricultural training received had contributed 85% of the total variation in the extent of adaptation of farming practices, solely level of education contributed most (74.4%) cases in adaptation of farming practices followed by perception (4.6%), communication exposure (3.3%) and agricultural training (2.9%). Correlation analysis indicated that among the selected socio-¬ economic characteristics, respondent’s education, annual family income, communication exposure, agricultural training and perception showed positive and significant relationship with the adaptation of farming practices. On the other hand, age showed negative significant relationship while household assets and credit received showed no significant relationship.

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Md. Maruf Billah, Shohrab Hossain, Kawsar Hossen, Atiqur Rahman Bhuiyan.
Factors influencing adaptation of farming practices by the coastal farmers in response to climate change.
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 11(5), 16-23, November 2017.
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