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Saab, Hala, 2022. Climate Change Adaptation Measures and Their Determinants : a case of farm-level in Rachaya Bekaa, Lebanon. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics

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Abstract

Climate change is increasing the detrimental effects on agricultural productivity. Effective
adaptation measures are crucial to cope with climate change impacts to reduce farmers'
vulnerability and build resilience. Therefore, this study conducted surveys in the Bekaa Valley of
the Rachaya district to identify the most common measures farmers use to adapt to climate
change, the factors influencing their adaptation, and their perception of climate change. Crop
diversification, efficient water irrigation systems, and change in planting dates are the most used
adaptation measures among 185 farmers. The multivariate probit model results showed that
age and crop pest attack significantly influence the adoption of crop diversification, whereas
training, crop pest attacks, floods, access to climate information, and social capital significantly
influence the adaptation measure of efficient water irrigation systems. Change in planting dates
was affected negatively by access to credits and schooling years; however, access to climate
information and social capital were positively influenced. Our findings show that farmers adopt
measures that are not aligned with the increase of precipitation levels, have a weak educational
background, minimal youth participation, and face credit constraints. On the other hand,
receiving climate-related information and participating in social groups significantly impacts the
adaptation measures chosen. Therefore, the implications for policymakers will be implementing
climate change learning centers, agricultural and credit policies, establishing agricultural schools
and tailored programs, and forming social clubs. These will enhance the agricultural sector and
adaptation to climate change.

Main title:Climate Change Adaptation Measures and Their Determinants
Subtitle:a case of farm-level in Rachaya Bekaa, Lebanon
Authors:Saab, Hala
Supervisor:Hansson, Helena
Examiner:Hart, Robert
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1479
Year of Publication:2022
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM030 Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master's Programme, 120.0hp
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:climate change, adaptation measures, Lebanon, multivariate probit model, farmer, agriculture
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-18400
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-18400
Subjects:Development economics and policies
Pollution
Language:English
Deposited On:18 Oct 2022 10:13
Metadata Last Modified:19 Oct 2022 01:00

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