ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 21 ISSUE 3
Written by Quecie V. DIACAMOS, Brenda M. RAMONEDA, Moises Neil V. SERIÑO, Marlon M. TAMBIS, Maria Hazel I. BELLEZAS

Small-scale farmers faced numerous risks related to the adverse impact of climate change, particularly prolonged periods of drought. Although farmers use various risk-coping strategies, these are insufficient to prevent them from remaining food insecure. This study aimed to identify the determinants of farmer’s adaptation strategies to drought in selected municipalities of Southern Leyte, Philippines. Logistic regression analysis was employed to identify the determinants. The results show that participation in agricultural training, awareness of drought and total farm income have positive and significant relationships with adaptation strategies. The result of the logistic regression implies that when farmers are aware, well-trained and equipped, they are more inclined to employ adaptation strategies to drought. The result also indicates that farmers who have experienced and are knowledgeable about dry spells have more tendencies to adapt and adjust during the actual occurrence of drought. More effort may also be made to older farmers as they are less likely to employ adaptation strategies. In addition, information and training about using drought-tolerant crop varieties is of the feasible options to consider in responding to drought.

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