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Title: Vulnerability of wheat farmers: Toward a conceptual framework
Authors: Nazari,Saeedeh
Pezeshki Rad, Gholamreza
Sedighi, Hassan
AZADI, Hossein
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, 52, p. 517-532
Abstract: Vulnerability is expected to differ based on climatic conditions as well as socio-economic attributes of farming households. In this regard, attention toward vulnerability assessments is increasing within policy-making processes, to assist in selecting suitable coping strategies and policies to reduce farmers’ vulnerability. Through identifying the main vulnerability indicators from a sustainability perspective (including social, economic, and environmental dimensions) among wheat farmers, this study is seeking an inclusive conceptual framework to assess their vulnerability to both socio-economic and environmental changes. Taking the main elements (i.e., sensitivity, exposure and adaptive capacity) of vulnerability into account, this paper tried to develop an inclusive systemic framework to understand the most important indicators of vulnerability for wheat farmers at various spatial and temporal scales. It is supposed that the framework is a useful guide for policymakers in identifying the vulnerable groups of wheat farmers and zones so that they can decide about proper coping strategies to effectively deal with adverse effects of climate and undesired socioeconomic changes in the wheat farming system.
Notes: E-mail Addresses:pezeshki.gh@gmail.com; hossein.azadi@ugent.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18724
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.01.006
ISI #: 000350918600052
ISSN: 1470-160X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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