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Estimating farmers’ willingness to pay for climate change adaptation: the case of the Malaysian agricultural sector

Masud, Muhammad Mehedi and Ha, Junsheng and Akhtar, Rulia and Al-Amin, Abul Quasem and Kari, Fatimah (2015) Estimating farmers’ willingness to pay for climate change adaptation: the case of the Malaysian agricultural sector. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187 (2). pp. 1-12. ISSN 0167-6369

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-014-4254-z

Abstract

This paper estimates Malaysian farmers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for a planned adaptation programme for addressing climate issues in the Malaysian agricultural sector. We used the contingent valuation method (CVM) for a monetary valuation of farmers’ preferences for a planned adaptation programme by ascertaining the value attached to address climatic issues in the Malaysian agricultural sector. Structured questionnaires were distributed among the sampled farmers. The study found that 74 % of respondents were willing to pay for a planned adaptation programme and that several socioeconomic and motivation factors have greater influence on their WTP. This paper clearly specifies the steps needed for all institutional bodies to better address issues in climate change. The outcomes of this paper will support policy makers to better design an efficient adaptation framework for adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:contingent valuation method (CVM), willingness to pay (WTP)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:International Business School
ID Code:55062
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:09 Aug 2016 12:44
Last Modified:15 Feb 2017 15:31

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