Producers’ Reaction To Climate Change In The Fruit Production Sector From The Point Of View Of Growers

Dóra Demeter


Within the sector of fruit growing, climate change related tasks cover a rather wide range of activities. According to what is claimed by the
literature, all decisions impacting the sector should be made conformably with climate change in order to advance an increase in yield security.
This, regardless of the impacts of climate change, is also one of the key questions in fruit growing. Regarding protection against extreme weather
events, in addition to technological and technical elements, the level of importance assumed by farmers for the above-mentioned protection
techniques as well as the type and extent they intend to use in practice are also worth of studying. This ongoing research began in 2009 and
focuses mainly on studying the opinions of fruit farmers making up the target group for this analysis. The questionnaire survey primarily intends
to study their knowledge on the definition of climate change as reactivity to unfavourable weather events occurring in the growing. Additionally,
we tried to get answers to the following questions: Do the studied human factors (age, educational level, sex etc.) of growers determine the
extension of innovation of fruit production?

climate change, fruit growing, protection, yield security; human factor
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