How Are Farmers Adapting to Climate Change in Vietnam?

How Are Farmers Adapting to Climate Change in Vietnam?

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Vietnam is likely to be among the countries hardest hit by climate change, threatening its legacy as a champion in leveraging agriculture for development. This paper examines how a changing climate may affect rice production and how Vietnamese farmers are likely to adapt to various climatic conditions using an innovative yield function approach, taking into account sample selection bias and endogeneity of inputs. Model results suggest that although climate change can potentially reduce rice production, farmers will respond mainly by adjusting the production portfolio and levels of input use. However, investments in rural infrastructure and human capital will have to support farmers in the adaptation process if production levels and farm incomes are to be sustained in the future.INTRODUCTION Vietnam is among the countries that are likely to be hardest hit by the impacts of climate change (Cruz et al. 2007 ... (2) How are farmers likely to respond and how do the responses depend on farmersa#39; income levels? And (3)anbsp;...

Title:How Are Farmers Adapting to Climate Change in Vietnam?
Author:Bingxin Yu, Tingju Zhu, Clemens Breisinger, Nguyen Manh Hai
Publisher:Intl Food Policy Res Inst - 2013-03-11


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