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Farmer Adaptations to Climate and Environmental Change

AAEA members present at 2020 ASSA Annual Meeting

Climate change is projected to become a major disruptor of the agricultural sector. It is therefore critical to generate an in-depth understanding of the nature and the constraints affecting farmer’s ability to cope and adapt to changing environmental conditions.

In an AAEA session taking place at the Allied Social Science Association’s Annual Meeting entitled “Farmer Adaptations to Climate and Environmental Change” three papers bring together experts in this area, harnessing new data sets and developing new approaches to better understand farmer adaptation to climate change.

Papers in this session:

  • Security of Property Rights and Long-Term Agricultural Investments: Drought, Water Rights, and Perennial Cropping Decisions in California
    Frances C. Moore, University of California, Davis and Jesus Arellano Gonzalez, University of California, Davis
  • Do climate signals matter? Evidence from agriculture
    Pierre Mérel, University of California, Davis, Matthew Gammans, University of California, Davis, and Xiaomeng Cui, Jinan University
  • Are Yields Slowing Down Due to Recent Climate Trends? Evidence from a Farm-level Panel in France?
    Simone Pieralli, Massey University, New Zealand, and Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Cornell University

This session will take place on Saturday, January 4, from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. To attend this session please contact Allison Scheetz in the AAEA Business Office for your complimentary Media Registration.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

Contact: Allison Scheetz
Senior Communications Manager
(414) 918-3190