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Mixed methods approach to understanding farmer and agricultural advisor perceptions of climate change and adaptation in Vermont, United StatesAuthor(s): Rachel E. Schattman; V. Ernesto Méndez; Scott C. Merrill; Asim Zia
Source: Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe relationships among farmers' belief in climate change, perceptions of climate-related risk, and use of climate adaptation practices is a growing topic of interest in U.S. scholarship. The northeast region is not well represented in the literature, although it is highly agricultural and will likely face climaterelated risks that differ from those faced in other regions. We used a mixed methods approach to examine northeast farmers’ perceptions of climate change and climate-related risks over time, and perceived trade-offs associated with on-farm practices. Our investigation shows how northeastern farmers think about climate-risk, and what they are doing to address it.
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CitationSchattman, Rachel E.; Méndez, V. Ernesto; Merrill, Scott C.; Zia, Asim. 2018. Mixed methods approach to understanding farmer and agricultural advisor perceptions of climate change and adaptation in Vermont, United States. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 42(2): 121-148. https://doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2017.1357667.
KeywordsAgriculture, agroecology, best management practices, climate change, risk
- Farmer perceptions of climate change risk and associated on-farm management strategies in Vermont, northeastern United States
- Upper Midwest farmer perceptions: Too much uncertainty about impacts of climate change to justify changing current agricultural practices
- Farm service agency employee intentions to use weather and climate data in professional services
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