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[ Article ] An assessment of climate variation risks on agricultural production: Perceptions and adaptation options in Benin

Date de soumission: 22-02-2017
Année de Publication: 2013
Entité/Laboratoire Laboratoire d'Ecologie Appliquée (LEA)
Document type : Article
Discipline(s) : Science de la terre & Géographie Physique
Titre An assessment of climate variation risks on agricultural production: Perceptions and adaptation options in Benin
Auteurs TEKA SEMADEGBE OSCAR [1], Houessou Laurent G [2], OUMOROU ALIOU ABOUDOU MADJIDOU [3], Vogt Joachim [4], SINSIN AUGUSTIN BRICE [5],
Journal: International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management
Catégorie Journal: Internationale
Impact factor: 0.708
Volume Journal: 5
DOI: DOI 10.1108/17568691311327578
Resume Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess the local communities’ perception of climate variation effects on crop production and the adopted strategies by farmers in order to cope with the negative effects of climate on the agriculture in the coastal zone of Benin. Design/methodology/approach – A total of 290 agricultural households were sampled and surveyed through structured interviews. The principal component analysis (PCA) was performed on the relative frequencies citation of perceived climate variation indication in order to describe the relationship between risk perceptions according to socio-demographic characteristics. The relative frequency of citation was calculated according to age, gender, ethnic group and agro-ecological region. Findings – Results showed that almost 83 per cent of the respondents already perceived the climate change risks through several indications. Climate variation perception varied with respect to age. Respondents’ opinion regarding climate variation causes depended generally on their age, religion and level of education. As far as climate variation risks impact on crop production is concerned, the respondents’ opinions diverged. Originality/value – The assessment of local communities’ perception is important to design participatory and sustainable measures to cope with harmful effects of climate variation on crop production.
Mots clés Climate variation, Crop production, Perception, Adaptation, Tradition, Benin
Pages 166 - 180
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