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Mixed methods approach to understanding farmer and agricultural advisor perceptions of climate change and adaptation in Vermont, United States

Author(s):

V. Ernesto Méndez
Scott C. Merrill
Asim Zia

Year:

2018

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Source:

Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

Description

The 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.

Citation

Schattman, 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.

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