Sci Rep 2021 May 18;11(1):10489. Epub 2021 May 18.
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Carretera México-Veracruz, Km. 45, El Batán, Texcoco, 56237, Mexico.
Understanding major climate risks, adaptation strategies, and factors influencing the choice of those strategies is crucial to reduce farmers' vulnerability. Employing comprehensive data from 2822 farm households in Ethiopia and Kenya (East Africa; EA) and 1902 farm households in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal (South Asia; SA), this study investigates the main climate risks that farmers faced and the adaptation strategies they used. Among others, excessive rainfall and heightened crop pest/disease incidence are commonly observed climate-induced risks in all study areas, while cyclones and salinity are unique to Bangladesh. Read More