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Record number 533518
Title The role of social capital for farmers’ climate change adaptation in Lancang River basin in China
Author(s) Gong, Y.; Li, Hao; Parks, Moon; Fraiture, C.M.S. de
Source Climatic Change 149 (2018). - ISSN 0165-0009 - p. 75 - 89.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-2057-2
Department(s) Water Resources Management
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Abstract This paper distinguishes between bridging and bonding social capital to assess their roles for individual farmers’ adaptation strategies taken through technology adoption. Based on primary data collected in Langcang River (LCR) basin area in southwestern China, the paper finds: (1) adaptation measures have been widely taken by surveyed households, but non-infrastructure-based measures are more prevalent than infrastructure-based measures and (2) surveyed households have strong social capital while having weak bridging social capital. Their bonding social capital has significantly positive relationship with their adaptation decisions, but bridging social capital does not have such statistically significant relationship. It recommends that the governments contemplate carefully how to help the poor to get a good combination of bonding and bridging social capital when designing policies to help the rural poor to improve their long-term adaptive capacity and achieve sustainable rural development.
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