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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 15:54
Call for Applications Adaptation Finance Fellowship Programme 2018 /2019 Application Deadline: January 31st, 2018 (11:59 pm CET)Frankfurt School  of  Finance  and  Management  and  the  Thailand  Development  Research  Institute (TDRI)  are  pleased  to  announce  that  the  Adaptation  Finance  Fellowship  Programme  (AFFP)  is  now open for applications. More Read more...
Friday, 08 September 2017 10:45
Sistema B/Academia B (B Lab partner in Latin America) and IDRC have been working together to address critical issues at the intersection of business and sustainable development, focusing on two key areas:climate change and inclusion. This, through two agships projects called: “Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for B Corps in Latin America” “Understanding the systemic impacts of b corps on social and economic opportunities for women and youth in Latin America” More Read more...
Friday, 14 July 2017 10:21
Del 16 de octubre hasta el 27 de octubre de 2017 Se otorgarán 25 becas a personas de El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua La Cátedra Latinoamérica de Decisiones Ambientales para el Cambio Global (CLADA) del CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), con el apoyo de la interfaz de conocimiento SwedBio del Centro de Resiliencia de Estocolmo, otorgará 25 becas para el III Curso Internacional Teoría, Herramientas y Procesos para la Planificación e Read more...

Understanding individual and community-based adaptations to climate change: Factors influencing responses to drought
in Mexican irrigation communities

Authors: Gustavo A. García López and Sergio Villamayor Tomás



This study aims to understand the effectiveness of farmer responses to droughts as mediated by water governance factors and performance. For that purpose, the study relies on an analysis of drought impact and responses in seven Mexican irrigation systems. Data was collected and analyzed at both the community and household level through in-depth interviews and surveys, respectively. The analysis first contextualizes droughts and other climate-related events with regard to the broader spectrum of disturbances that farmers face. Next, an inventory of organization-level and individuallevel responses is followed by an exploratory assessment of the effectiveness of the latter, depending on system-level, individual-level and disturbance-level variables. The results show that farmers face multiple types of social and ecological disturbances, of which drought is the most salient but not necessarily the most important. They also underscore that farmers feel vulnerable to droughts, particularly in organizations where compliance with water allocation rules is lower. Contrary to our expectations, we did not find an association between decentralization and perceived effectiveness of farmer responses. Similarly, we found only a negative association between the dominance of communal land in the systems and effectiveness. On a related note, farmers’ economic resources and the severity of the drought was also more frequently associated with effectiveness than not.

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LACEEP’s XIX Workshop (Mexico)




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