Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of agricultural extension & education- Faculty agriculture- Raziuniversity- Kermanshah- Iran

2 Department of agricultural extension & education, Faculty agriculture- Razi university, Kermanshah- Iran

3 Department of agricultural extension & education- Faculty agriculture- Razi university- Kermanshah- Iran

Abstract

Over 90% of western past of Iran agrarian system is family farming. Thus rural people in this area are dependent on agricultural resources, pastoral system and nonfarm activity for their livelihood. This has created heightened vulnerability to climate change. Therefore, this study attends to measure livelihood resilience to climate change in Mahidasht. For this purpose, cross-sectional descriptive study was performed in 2018. Using Kerjcie & Morgan table of sample size 338 wheat farmer, who selected using systematic sampling. The instrument developed by Ifejika Speranza module was translated into Persian language. Result revealed that capacity for learning was improved compared to other components’ livelihood resilience. While, less than half of all participants (44.51) don’t have adequate self-organization. Finally, we discuss some possible solutions and some propositions which will be studied in future works.

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