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Farmer perceptions of sustainable agriculture practices and drought risk reduction in Nebraska, USA

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2010

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Knutson, C. L., Haigh, T., Hayes, M. J., Widhalm, M., Nothwehr, J., Kleinschmidt, M., and Graf, L., 2010, Farmer perceptions of sustainable agriculture practices and drought risk reduction in Nebraska, USA: v. 26, 255 p.

Summary

Social factors, such as farming methods, have an impact on farm vulnerability to drought, but have received little research or policy attention. Some researchers and advocates have argued that sustainable agriculture systems are less vulnerable to climate risk than conventional systems because sustainable agriculture requires producers to have skills promoting adaptability. In this paper, we investigate producers' perceptions on the use of sustainable agriculture in reducing drought risk, and what they believe would help them better adapt to drought. We surveyed and interviewed farmer members of two sustainable agriculture organizations in Nebraska, USA, during a multi-year drought period from 1999 to 2007. Producers reported implementing [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northeast CASC

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  • Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems

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ISBN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1742-1705

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