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Research article
11 May 2015
Research article |  | 11 May 2015

Farmers' perceptions of and adaptation strategies to climate change and their determinants: the case of Punjab province, Pakistan

M. Abid, J. Scheffran, U. A. Schneider, and M. Ashfaq

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Based on a farm household survey of 450 farmers, this study examined the adaptation to climate change and factors affecting the adoption of various adaptation measures at the farm level in Pakistan. The study demonstrates that awareness of climate change is widespread in the area, and farmers are adapting their crops to climate variability. However the adaptation process is constrained due to several factors such as lack of information, lack of money, lack of resources and shortage of water.
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