Agricultural trade publications and the 2012 Midwestern U.S. drought: a missed opportunity for climate risk communication

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dc.contributor.author Church, Sarah P.
dc.contributor.author Haigh, Tonya
dc.contributor.author Widhalm, Melissa
dc.contributor.author Garcia de Jalon, Silvestre
dc.contributor.author Babin, Nicholas
dc.contributor.author Carlton, J. Stuart
dc.contributor.author Dunn, Michael
dc.contributor.author Fagan, Katie
dc.contributor.author Knutson, Cody L.
dc.contributor.author Prokopy, Linda S.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-05T11:33:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-05T11:33:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11
dc.identifier.citation Church SP, Haigh T, Widhalm M, et al., Agricultural trade publications and the 2012 Midwestern U.S. drought: a missed opportunity for climate risk communication. Climate Risk Management, Volume 15, 2017, Pages 45-60 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 2212-0963
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2016.10.006
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/11078
dc.description.abstract The Midwestern United States experienced a devastating drought in 2012, leading to reduced corn and soybean yields and increased instances of pests and disease. Climate change induced weather variability and extremes are expected to increase in the future, and have and will continue to impact the agricultural sector. This study investigated how agricultural trade publications portrayed the 2012 U.S. Midwestern drought, whether climate change was associated with drought, and whether these publications laid out transformative adaptation measures farmers could undertake in order to increase their adaptive capacity for future climate uncertainty. We performed a content analysis of 1000 media reports between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2014, sampled from ten agricultural trade publications. The results lead us to suggest that trade publications’ 2012 U.S. Midwestern drought discussion lacked information that would allow farmers and agricultural advisors to assess climate change risk and subsequent potential adaptive management strategies. Agricultural risk from climate change is very real, and farmers will need to adapt. The agricultural trade publications studied missed an opportunity to convey risk from climate change and the transformative adaptation practices necessary for a sustainable and resilient agricultural system. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Social Amplification of Risk Framework en_UK
dc.subject Risk perception en_UK
dc.subject Climate change en_UK
dc.subject Drought en_UK
dc.subject Agriculture en_UK
dc.subject Farm magazines en_UK
dc.title Agricultural trade publications and the 2012 Midwestern U.S. drought: a missed opportunity for climate risk communication en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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