Perceiving to learn or learning to perceive? Understanding farmers’ perceptions and adaptation to climate uncertainties
Thông tin tác giả: TS. Nguyễn Thị Phước Lai, nghiên cứu viên của Khoa Môi trường và Bảo hộ lao động thuộc Trường đại học Tôn Đức Thắng.
Tên bài báo:Perceiving to learn or learning to perceive? Understanding farmers’ perceptions and adaptation to climate uncertainties.
Thông tin tạp chí: Bài báo được công bố trên tạp chí ISI Agricultural Systems (impact factor là 2.906 theo ISI và chỉ số H-index là 67 theo SJR).
Tóm tắt: Perception not only shapes knowledge but knowledge also shapes perception. Humans adapt to the natural world through a process of learning in which they interpret their sensory impressions in order to give meaning to their environment and act accordingly. In this research, we examined how farmers' decision making is shaped in the context of changing climate. Using empirical data (face-to-face semi-structured interviews and questionnaires) on four Mediterranean farming systems from a case study located in Oristano (Sardinia, Italy) we sought to understand farmers' perception of climate change and their behaviors in adjustment of farming practices. We found different perceptions among farmer groups were mainly associated with the different socio-cultural and institutional settings and perceived relationships between climate factors and impacts on each farming systems. The research findings on different perceptions among farmer groups can help to understand farmers' current choices and attitudes of adaptation for supporting the development of appropriate adaptation strategies. In addition, the knowledge of socio-cultural and economic factors that lead to biases in climate perceptions can help to integrate climate communication into adaptation research for making sense of climate impacts and responses at farm level.
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