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Farmer portfolios, strategic diversity management and climate-change adaptation

implications for policy in Vietnam and Kenya

Hoang Thi, Min Ha and Noordwijk, Meine van and Namirembe, S. and Catacutan, Delia and Perez-Teran, A. S. and Öborn, Ingrid and Nguyen, H. Q. and Dumas-Johansen, M. K. (2014). Farmer portfolios, strategic diversity management and climate-change adaptation. Climate and Development. 6:3, 216-225
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2013.857588

Abstract

Climate variability is contributing to water-scarcity problems in Kenya and to extreme flooding and drought in Vietnam. This paper compares diversity-based climate adaptation approaches in current land use in the Cam Xuyen district, Ha Tinh province, Central Vietnam and in the Kapingazi river watershed in Embu district, Eastern province, Kenya, in order to understand local responses to climate variability and examine the potential for policy support of diversity management by local people. Literature reviews and trend analysis of local time series of rainfall and temperature were combined with stakeholder interviews and workshops to identify technology and policy options for dealing with current and future climate variability. At all study sites, diversity in land use at farm level and along agriculture-forestry landscape gradients was a key strategy. Policy options to support such an approach could include legalization of agroforestry in Vietnam and a combination of regulations and incentive-based approaches to reconcile household decision-making with longer term and collective actions to benefit landscape diversity in Kenya. Lessons learnt in both study areas about payments for environmental services can be used in policy discussions.

Authors/Creators:Hoang Thi, Min Ha and Noordwijk, Meine van and Namirembe, S. and Catacutan, Delia and Perez-Teran, A. S. and Öborn, Ingrid and Nguyen, H. Q. and Dumas-Johansen, M. K.
Title:Farmer portfolios, strategic diversity management and climate-change adaptation
Subtitle:implications for policy in Vietnam and Kenya
Series/Journal:Climate and Development (1756-5529)
Year of publishing :2014
Volume:6
Number:3
Page range:216-225
Number of Pages:10
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1756-5529
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Agrovoc terms:agroforestry, climate, incentives, landscape, water availability, kenya, vietnam
Keywords:agroforestry, climate variability, incentive, Kenya, Vietnam, payment for environmental services, landscape, water scarcity
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2510
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2510
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000340368200002
ID Code:12019
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Soil and Environment
(S) > Dept. of Soil and Environment
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:30 Mar 2015 07:36
Metadata Last Modified:19 Apr 2015 01:33

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