Climate change adaptation policy in Malaysia: Issues for agricultural sector

Report / Paper

Climate change adaptation policy in Malaysia: Issues for agricultural sector

AUTHORS: Md. Mahmudul Alam, Chamhuri Siwar, Basri Talib, Mazlin Mokhtar, and Mohd Ekhwan Toriman

PUBLISHED DATE

May 2012

RESOURCE

Malaysia is one of the highly vulnerable countries due to climatic changes. Here the changes in climate factors cause adverse impacts on agricultural sustainability and relevant livelihood sustainability. To adapt to these changes a prudent adaptation policy is very important. Several countries follow different adaptation policy based on their localized socioeconomic and geographical status. While defining its adaptation policy, Malaysia also needs to consider several crucial factors. This study discusses issues relevant to the farmers’ adaptation to climate change in Malaysia and also provides few recommendations that will help policy makers to prepare the agricultural adaptation policy for climate change.