An evaluation of risk adaptation practices by farmers in Malaysia

Muhammad Ali, Norsida Man, Farrah Melissa Muharam


Climate change is not only affecting agricultural sector but also driving farmers to manage agricultural risks through various adaptation practices at global level. Farming community of Malaysia is also facing climate threats and taking different adaptation measures to manage the risks. Therefore, quantitative research was conducted in four zones of states in which 360 farmers were randomly selected. The fi ndings showed that main adaptation measures mentioned by farmers were advance savings, diversifi cation of income and agricultural sources and weather advisories. The study recommends that farm insurance as adaptation measure should be promoted by public and private sectors exclusively by agricultural extension personnel to minimize risk on account of climate changes in Malaysia.

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agricultural risk; adaptation; climate change; agricultural extension; Malaysia

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