The Resource What is the impact of livelihood strategies on farmers' climate risk perceptions in the Bolivian highlands, by Lisa Marie Rees, (electronic resource)

What is the impact of livelihood strategies on farmers' climate risk perceptions in the Bolivian highlands, by Lisa Marie Rees, (electronic resource)

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What is the impact of livelihood strategies on farmers' climate risk perceptions in the Bolivian highlands
Title
What is the impact of livelihood strategies on farmers' climate risk perceptions in the Bolivian highlands
Statement of responsibility
by Lisa Marie Rees
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Contributor
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Andean Highland region in Bolivia possesses a harsh climate environment that is highly variable. This study combines risk perception literature and livelihood strategy literature to examine climate risk perceptions. Studying the risk perceptions of the Aymara people can give policy-makers an understanding of the people's perception of risk, allowing them to make better climate adaptation polices aimed at the individuals. The analysis uses survey data collected through interviews of 330 households in the municipalities of Ancoraimes and Umala in Bolivia. Ordinary least square models are used to examine the relationship between climate risk perceptions and the factors of dread and unknown, along with livelihood risk management strategies. In this study, it is found that lower dread feelings are significantly related to lower climate risk perceptions, supporting the findings in the risk perception literature. In addition, the study shows that diversification through raising crops, sheep and dairy and having off-farm income significantly reduce climate risk perceptions. Climate change adaptation polices should support farmers' livelihood diversification and off-farm farm income risk management strategies. This study shows that differences in perceptions of climate events differ within the communities of Umala and Ancoraimes. This suggests that climate adaptation policies should be flexible to include spatial diversity defined by geography and markets
Cataloging source
MUU
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Rees, Lisa Marie
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Valdivia, Corinne B.
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  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Climatic changes
  • Agricultural productivity
  • Rural development
  • Risk perception
Target audience
specialized
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What is the impact of livelihood strategies on farmers' climate risk perceptions in the Bolivian highlands, by Lisa Marie Rees, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on December 18, 2009)
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Corinne Valdivia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
489731719
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 145 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)489731719
Label
What is the impact of livelihood strategies on farmers' climate risk perceptions in the Bolivian highlands, by Lisa Marie Rees, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on December 18, 2009)
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Corinne Valdivia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
489731719
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 145 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)489731719

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