Adaptation of agriculture to global change scenarios. Application of participatory methods in the Júcar River basin (Spain)

Mar Ortega-Reig, Marta García-Mollá, Carles Sanchis-Ibor, Manuel Pulido-Velázquez, Corentin Girard, Patricia Marcos, Martin Ruiz-Rodríguez, Alberto García-Prats


This paper develops a participatory methodology to integrate farmer’s vision in the design of an adaptation strategy to global change in the Jucar River basin. It aims at answering three questions: How farmers perceive climate change impacts; which adaptation measures they consider; and how they assess these measures. Participatory workshops with different actors were held in two areas (La Ribera and La Mancha Oriental). This methodology has allowed identifying the local impacts and consequences of global change, and the difficulties of the adaptation processes to climate change scenarios.


Agriculture; Climate Change; Water Management; Adaptation Measures; Participatory Methods

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Q10, Q25.

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