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Shared beliefs, expectations and surprises: adaptation decisions of village tank farmers in Sri Lanka

Senaratne, Athula 2013, Shared beliefs, expectations and surprises: adaptation decisions of village tank farmers in Sri Lanka, Ph.D thesis, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Deakin University.

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Title Shared beliefs, expectations and surprises: adaptation decisions of village tank farmers in Sri Lanka
Author Senaratne, Athula
Institution Deakin University
School School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name Ph.D
Thesis advisor Anbarci, Nejat
Scarborough. HelenORCID iD for Scarborough. Helen orcid.org/0000-0002-0562-1987
Date submitted 2013-05
Keyword(s) Sri Lanka
Rainfall
Tank farmers
Belief systems
Environmental economics
Summary This study examined adaptation decisions of village tank farmers in Sri Lanka, focusing on how commonly held beliefs on local rainfall influence their adaptation choices. Findings suggest that farmers’ have shared beliefs consistent with local pattern of rainfall variability that help to explain short-, medium- and long-term decisions of adaptation.
Language eng
Field of Research 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
Socio Economic Objective 919902 Ecological Economics
Description of original xviii, 19-347 pages : illustrations, tables, graphs, some coloured
Copyright notice ┬ęThe Author. All Rights Reserved
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30063238

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