The MODFABE project will attend the EGU General Assembly 2022

The MODFABE project will attend the EGU General Assembly 2022, taking place on May 23-27th, 2022 in Vienna, Austria, and online worldwide. The abstract ‘Contrasting farmers’ perception of climate change and climatic data: How (in)consistency supports risk reduction and resilience?’ will be presented as short oral presentation in session CL3.2.6 – Climate extremes, biosphere and society: impacts, cascades, feedbacks, and resilience, room F2 on Friday, 27 May 2022, 13:42 CEST. This contribution provides a review comparing farmers’ perception and climate observations to address a twofold research question: 1) Which extreme events and compound risks are perceived by farmers in contrast with observed data? And 2) How do past experiences and social-learning influence farmers’ resilience and their adaptive capacity? Results will be useful for managers, developers, and policymakers of climate adaptation strategies to be more in tune with farmers’ understandings of when and how weather is changing. Furthermore, the review could generate recommendations for the design, formulation, and implementation of adaptation policies that are better tailored to farmers’ perception at local conditions, being more efficient and conducive to risk analysis when facing climate change.