CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN FARMERS AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES IN AGROECOSYSTEMS OF THE MEXICAN SUB-HUMID TROPICS

CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN FARMERS AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES IN AGROECOSYSTEMS OF THE MEXICAN SUB-HUMID TROPICS

The comprehension of climate change among farmers in the Mexican sub-humid tropics is critical to becoming a social communication issue. This theoretical presumption guided the present research, whose objective was to understand the importance of communication on climate change regarding to its defi...

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Translated title: COMUNICACI脫N DEL CAMBIO CLIM脕TICO ENTRE PRODUCTORES Y ESTRATEGIAS DE ADAPTACI脫N EN AGROECOSISTEMAS DEL TR脫PICO SUBH脷MEDO MEXICANO
Journal Title: Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems
First author: Lorena Casanova-P茅rez
Other Authors: Juan Pablo Mart铆nez-D谩vila;
Silvia L贸pez-Ortiz;
Ces谩reo Landeros-S谩nchez;
Gustavo L贸pez-Romero
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Language: English
Get full text: http://www.revista.ccba.uady.mx/ojs/index.php/TSA/article/view/2308
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems; Vol 21, No 2 (Year 2018).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/urn:ISSN:1870-0462-tsaes.v21i2.2308
Publisher: Universidad Aut贸noma de Yucat谩n
Usage rights: Reconocimiento (by)
Categories: Life Sciences --> Agriculture, Dairy --AMP-- Animal Science
Life Sciences --> Agriculture, Multidisciplinary
Life Sciences --> Agronomy
Abstract: The comprehension of climate change among farmers in the Mexican sub-humid tropics is critical to becoming a social communication issue. This theoretical presumption guided the present research, whose objective was to understand the importance of communication on climate change regarding to its definition, the identification of impacts and the development of adaptation strategies by farmers from four localities of the central area of the state of Veracruz. This region is part of the Mexican sub-humid tropics. A survey and interviews in depth were conducted. As long as climate change does not become a social communication issue, farmers will not think of it as a threat. That is, there will be no conditions for farmers to design and implement medium and long-term adaptation strategies in their agroecosystems, either self-supported or with institutional help.
Translated abstract: La comprensi贸n del cambio clim谩tico entre los agricultores del tr贸pico subh煤medo mexicano es fundamental para convertirse en un tema de comunicaci贸n social. Este planteamiento guio la presente investigaci贸n, cuyo objetivo fue comprender la importancia de la comunicaci贸n sobre el cambio clim谩tico en cuanto a su definici贸n, la identificaci贸n de impactos y el desarrollo de estrategias de adaptaci贸n por agricultores de cuatro localidades de la zona central del estado de Veracruz. Esta regi贸n forma parte del tr贸pico subh煤medo mexicano. Se realiz贸 una encuesta, as铆 como entrevistas a profundidad. Mientras el cambio clim谩tico no se convierta en un tema de comunicaci贸n social, los agricultores no lo conceptuar谩n como una amenaza. Es decir, no existir谩n condiciones para que los productores dise帽en e implementen estrategias de adaptaci贸n a mediano y largo plazo en sus agroecosistemas, ya sea de manera aut贸noma o con apoyo institucional.聽