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View the PDF document The impact of changing weather patterns and climate on rice production in the Rewa Delta
Author:Prasad, Jyoti Mala
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.Sc. Climate Change
Subject: Rice | Climatic factors | Fiji | Rewa RiverDelta, Crops and climate | Fiji | Rewa River Delta, Climatic changes | Fiji | Rewa River Delta
Date: 2019
Call No.: Pac SB 191 .R5 P73 2019
BRN: 1381019
Copyright:20-40% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: Farmers’ perceptions on changing climate and weather patterns and impacts on rice production were evaluated during August to November of 2015. A total of 25 rice farmers from Lakena, Buiduna, Koronivia and Nasilai rice farming areas of the Rewa Delta participated in the study. All farmers surveyed were males with ages ranging from 30 to 62 years, assisted by their spouses and children in most cases. The majority of these farmers had over 10 years’ experience in growing rice while only 28% of them had less than 10 years’ experience. Rice production was obtained from farm management data provided by the farmers. The results show that the farmers’ perceptions of climate change were largely based on their ability to relate the historical and current events surrounding their rice farming to the changing weather patterns
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