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Monday, 09 July 2018 09:45
Research Position in Environmental and Resource Economics Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2.5 years. Extent: Full time position. Location: Department of Economics, University of Concepción, Concepción (Chile). First day of employment: at the latest September 1st, 2018  Reference number: NENRE-EfD-01 The Department of Economics, University of Concepción, offers a research position. The department has a staff of 12 people. In terms of research, the core strengths Read more...
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 08:59
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Talca, is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in Agricultural and/or Environmental Economics, in the Department of Agricultural Economics. We are looking for a candidate with research interests in the broad area of environmental and agricultural economics and policy impact evaluation.   All areas of agricultural and environmental economics are welcome, but we would have particular interest in candidates undertaking research in Read more...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 16:03
Dear friends and colleagues, the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP), is happy to announce that there are a limited number of grants of up to US$1200 to cover participation in the Sixth World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists / WCERE to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 25-29, 2018. Our gratitude once again goes to IDRC.  Eligibility To qualify for a grant, you need to: ? be a citizen of any country in Latin America or the Caribbean, and Read more...

Understanding individual and community-based adaptations to climate change: Factors influencing responses to drought
in Mexican irrigation communities

Authors: Gustavo A. García López and Sergio Villamayor Tomás

2015

Abstract:

This study aims to understand the effectiveness of farmer responses to droughts as mediated by water governance factors and performance. For that purpose, the study relies on an analysis of drought impact and responses in seven Mexican irrigation systems. Data was collected and analyzed at both the community and household level through in-depth interviews and surveys, respectively. The analysis first contextualizes droughts and other climate-related events with regard to the broader spectrum of disturbances that farmers face. Next, an inventory of organization-level and individuallevel responses is followed by an exploratory assessment of the effectiveness of the latter, depending on system-level, individual-level and disturbance-level variables. The results show that farmers face multiple types of social and ecological disturbances, of which drought is the most salient but not necessarily the most important. They also underscore that farmers feel vulnerable to droughts, particularly in organizations where compliance with water allocation rules is lower. Contrary to our expectations, we did not find an association between decentralization and perceived effectiveness of farmer responses. Similarly, we found only a negative association between the dominance of communal land in the systems and effectiveness. On a related note, farmers’ economic resources and the severity of the drought was also more frequently associated with effectiveness than not.

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LACEEP's XIX Workshop

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LACEEP's XIX Workshop (Mexico)

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LACEEP’s XIX Workshop (Mexico)

 

 

 

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