• PREPRINT: Exploring Pathways for Promoting and Scaling Up Climate-Smart Agriculture in Myanmar

    PREPRINT: Exploring Pathways for Promoting and Scaling Up Climate-Smart Agriculture in Myanmar

    Wilson John D. Barbon, Ohnmar Khaing, Phyu Sin Thant, and Julian Gonsalves

    This paper explores potential pathways for promoting and scaling up the uptake of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in Myanmar, using qualitative methods. Key informant interviews with stakeholders from government, research institutes, international and local development agencies, and the private sector identified technology development as an important investment and...

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  • Latest Issue: AJAD Volume 18 Number 2 (December 2021)

    Latest Issue: AJAD Volume 18 Number 2 (December 2021)

    Policy support to poor communities urged anew in latest AJAD scientific papers

    Six scientific papers that constitute the December 2021 issue of the Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD) recommend various policy interventions that support rural communities vulnerable to climate change impacts, threatened ecosystems, food insecurity, and malnutrition.

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  • Rural Adaptation to Climate Change: New Findings and Existing Knowledge

    Rural Adaptation to Climate Change: New Findings and Existing Knowledge

    Jikun Huang, Jinxia Wang, Dang Kim Khoi, Herb Plunkett, Ying Xu, and Christopher Findlay

    This paper discusses the results of new research at the farm level regarding farmers’ responses to climate change. These results are placed in the context of existing literature. The topics include the benefits of adaptation, the forms of adaptation, and the drivers of adaptation such as land tenure, water allocation systems, the operation of labor markets, and...

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  • Household Vulnerability to Climate Change and Identification of Target Beneficiaries to Implement Household-Specific Adaptation Strategies: A Quantitative Assessment

    Household Vulnerability to Climate Change and Identification of Target Beneficiaries to Implement Household-Specific Adaptation Strategies: A Quantitative Assessment

    Swamikannu Nedumaran, Ravi Nandi, Jyosthnaa Padmanabhan, Srigiri Srinivasa Reddy, Dakshina Murthy Kadiyala, and Shalander Kumar

    This study investigated the climate change vulnerability of 6,214 households in the drought-prone districts of Telangana state in India. Principal component analysis (PCA) and cluster analysis were used to group farm households based on their level of vulnerability to climate change and to suggest a portfolio of adaptation strategies. The PCA revealed the presence of...

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  • Outcomes and Social Effects of a Community-Based Development Project on Selected Rice-Based Farmers in the Philippines

    Outcomes and Social Effects of a Community-Based Development Project on Selected Rice-Based Farmers in the Philippines

    Glenn Y. Ilar, Rowena Baconguis, Virginia Cardenas, Jaine Reyes, and Florencia Palis

    This research investigated the outcomes and social effects of a community-based development project in the form of a rice-based community intervention. Conducted in Regions 1, 6, and 10 in the Philippines, it employed mixed methods to gather quantitative and qualitative data concurrently from 86 randomly sampled farmer-cooperators and 20 purposively sampled key...

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  • Assessing the Effects of Access to Safe Drinking Water on Children's Nutritional Status in Indonesia

    Assessing the Effects of Access to Safe Drinking Water on Children's Nutritional Status in Indonesia

    Ryota Nakamura and Takumi Kondo

    This study analyzed the effects of access to safe drinking water on the nutritional status of children under the age of 59 months in urban and rural areas in Indonesia using the Indonesian Family Life Survey 5. Both piped water and packaged water were considered safe to drink. The descriptive statistics show that children in rural areas typically had insufficient...

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  • Agricultural Biodiversity and Coastal Food Systems: A Socio-ecological and Trans-ecosystem Case Study in Aurora Province, Philippines

    Agricultural Biodiversity and Coastal Food Systems: A Socio-ecological and Trans-ecosystem Case Study in Aurora Province, Philippines

    Shan Faye Alejos, Marivic Pajaro, Mark Raquino, Alex Stuart, and Paul Watts

    This paper presents a ridge-to-reef case study on Philippine biodiversity conservation that focused on reducing agricultural chemicals as a contribution to development goals of optimized food security, improving water quality, and mitigating maternal malnutrition. Building upon an earlier study that engaged participants and jurisdictions, farmers were oriented on...

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  • Policy Note: On the Archipelagic Ecology and the Economy of the Philippines

    Policy Note: On the Archipelagic Ecology and the Economy of the Philippines

    Ben S. Malayang III

    This policy note underscores that while Philippine marine ecosystems are among the world's richest in life forms and of high socioeconomic importance to Filipinos, these are highly threatened. Among the most serious threats are the combinations of overfishing; illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing; habitat destruction; increased demand for fisheries...

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