Incremental learning and gradual changes: "Science field shops" as an educational approach to coping better with climate change in agriculture

M. A. Yunita Triwardani W, Kees Cornelis Johan Stigter

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Abstract

The environmental consequences of climate change in agriculture have been degrading farmers' livelihood and welfare because of their inability to cope with the unusual risks and livelihood crises due to climate change. However, state policies addressing farmers' needs to develop their coping mechanism towards the unusual consequences of climate change have not been defined appropriately. To continue relying on their conventional ways of farming would not effectively help them to survive in the midst of unusual weather conditions. A long-term educational commitment to improve farmers' agrometeorological learning is urgent. The authors present their inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborative works in providing climate services to farmers through Science Field Shops. Improving farmers' anticipation capability has been carried out through various means of learning. The authors describe the incremental learning process and the gradual changes the farmers in Indramayu Regency have gone through since 2010.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPromoting Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education
PublisherIGI Global
Pages60-95
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9781466687653
ISBN (Print)1466687649, 9781466687646
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2015

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