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Considerations of Climate and Society in Asia: Farmers in Indonesia

Prof. Yunita T. Winarto (with rain gauge) and Prof. Kees Stigter discuss rainfall measurements with farmers from Wareng, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta Special Province, Indonesia. Photo courtesy of authors.
Prof. Yunita T. Winarto (with rain gauge) and Prof. Kees Stigter discuss rainfall measurements with farmers from Wareng, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta Special Province, Indonesia. Photo courtesy of authors.A report on work in Indonesia to build a rural response to climate change. Farmers in places like Indramayu, coastal West Java, must find more answers to increasing rainfall variability. A companion paper to “What Climate Change Means for Farmers in Asia.”

What Climate Change Means for Farmers in Asia

A farmer ploughs through hardened soil on a rain-dependent rice field in a rural Ciampea, a district West of Bogor regency. Photo by Danumurthi Mahendra.
A farmer ploughs through hardened soil on a rain-dependent rice field in a rural Ciampea, a district West of Bogor regency. Photo by Danumurthi Mahendra.What are the most important consequences that Indonesian and other Asian farmers face because of increasing climate variability and climate change? The first of two papers on climate and society in Asia.