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Volume 306, 2021The First International Conference on Assessment and Development of Agricultural Innovation (1st ICADAI 2021)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Agricultural Social Economics and Policy|
|Published online||24 September 2021|
Farmer’s perception on climate-related disasters and their impacts to support food farming
1 Indonesian Agroclimate and Hydrology Research Institute, Jl. Tentara Pelajar No 1A Cimanggu Bogor, West Java, Indonesia
2 Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Jl. Tentara Pelajar 3B Bogor, West Java, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes and extreme climate events have an impact on and cause vulnerability to the food crop sub-sector. Extreme climatic events that have a significant impact on food farming are floods, drought, and pest/disease. The purpose of this study was to determine farmers’ perceptions of climate-related disasters and their impacts to support food farming. The survey and interviews were conducted in Leles Sub-District, Garut Regency in 2019, with the number of respondents was 28 people, were selected randomly. The results of the analysis showed that the climate-related disasters that occurred were pest/disease (43%), drought (18%) and floods (11%). The impact of extreme climates at the study site was a reduction in yields ranging from 5% to crop failure (puso). According to farmers, climate-related disasters occur as a result of weather factors, broken channels/embankments, excessive upstream water, closed drains, poor drainage and uneven water allocation to each land. The handling of this climate-related disaster by farmers was still limited. Farmers' perceptions, understanding and abilities in managing and anticipating climate disasters are needed in order to reduce the risk of food farming.
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