The New Face of Agriculture in Southern California: Farmer Adaptation to Climate Change

Authors: Segnide Guidimadjegbe*, Student
Topics: Agricultural Geography
Keywords: Adaptation, Climate change, Farmer, Natural Hazards, Sustainability
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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The increasing population depends on the efficacy of agriculture to respond to their nutritional needs. However, in the actual changing climate and extreme weather events, it is necessary that farmers rethink their agricultural practices. Adaptation measures are important, then, to cope efficiently with the multiple impacts of climate change on agriculture. It has become essential to identify the adaptation measures farmers have come across and implemented. This study investigates the challenges climate change has imposed on agriculture in Southern California and the diverse responses farmers have found to counter them based on their knowledge of climate change. The study also scrutinizes and explains those measures adopted by farmers in order to shed light on their adequacy. Whilst those farmers are switching working strategies to improve their productions yields, it is also imperative that their adaptation choices foster sustainable agriculture. This study finally would carefully explore the damages Southern California agriculture has suffered from climate change and suggest better adaptation measures for farmers in different areas. Specific suggestions that would allow farmers to mitigate the climate change impacts and also qualitatively and quantitatively improve their production.

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