GFS researcher Dr Jayanthi Thennakoon and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions Professor Christopher Findlay visited China last March. They attended a workshop between 14 and 19 March 2015 in Guangzhou, China, which was part of the ACIAR-funded Assessing Farmer Responses to Climate Change – Adjustment Policy Options project (ADP/2011/039), led by Professor Findlay. Dr Ejaz Qureshi from ACIAR also attended the workshop.
The ADP/2011/039 project was motivated by the needs to better understand the design of policy to mitigate the cost of adjustment by farmers to climate change and therefore increase their welfare. Collaborating institutions include the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy in China and the Centre for Agricultural Policy/Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) in Vietnam.
The workshop involved a series of sessions in which team members presented their work to date, took comments from the participants to revise the econometric analysis. A number of different papers were reviewed in this way building a considerable capacity among participants.
The University of Adelaide team presented and worked on a paper on “Property Rights and Climate Adaptation in Guangdong Province in China” analysing data from household surveys conducted in 2012. The work highlights the importance of properly defined land rights for agricultural sector investments in the context of climate change.
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