Adaptation to Climate Change by Smallholder Coffee Farmers in the Central Highland of Vietnam
Phuong Anh Nguyen, Miroslava Bavorova
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Fac. of Tropical AgriSciences - Dept. of Economics and Development, Czech Republic
Smallholder farmers are facing many obstacles regarding climate change adaptation. This is also applicable for the Vietnamese coffee growers, whose livelihoods, in many cases, depend solely on coffee production, and face limited access to financial resources. The objective of the planned presentation is to demonstrate the theoretical framework and the factors that are expected to influence the farmers' adaptation behaviour in Vietnam based on the literature review. A descriptive analysis of Vietnam's coffee policy and its credit policy together will be provided. The study aims to explore drivers and barriers to Vietnamese coffee farmers' attention to adaptation strategies by using the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) as the theoretical background. The TPB, specifically, contains three suggested groups of factors to predict people's behaviour: attitude, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control. Access to credits and finances, among the perceived behavioural control factors, will be an in-depth study.
Keywords: Adaptation strategy, climate change, coffee, credit policy, structural equation model, theory of planned behaviour, Vietnam
Contact Address: Phuong Anh Nguyen, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Fac. of Tropical AgriSciences, Kamýcká 129, Prague, Czech Republic, e-mail: nguyenpftz.czu.cz