Farmers’ Drought Risk Perception

This study investigates and compares the contribution of objective and subjective factors in explaining farmers’ drought risk perception by means of survey data analysis which collected data on risk perceptions, farm characteristics, and various other personality traits in the southwest Netherlands.

Coping with drought risk

In the perspective of increasing droughts risks because of climate change, adaptation is key to decrease farmer’s vulnerability and to secure the agricultural sector’s performance at the aggregate level. Using the results of a recent survey, we explore farmers’ adaptive behaviour to drought in the south-west Netherlands.


Kennis voor Klimaat
The KvK programme was started to make the effects of climate change comprehensible and manageable for the Netherlands. Protection against flooding from rivers and the sea has always been the number one priority in the Netherlands.