Drought Impacts and Drought Vulnerability in Rural Communities of California's San Joaquin Valley

Source

Authors

School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona

Published

2018

Description

This technical report from California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment examines the drought vulnerability of farmworkers both in the fields and in their communities by analyzing how changes in water resources and agricultureal practices impact socioeconomic drought. A combination of surveys and semi-structured interviews with farmworkers, farmers, and social service providers in California’s San Joaquin Valley is used to identify the impacts of drought on agricultural labor, water security, food security, and health. Agricultural drought adaptations, including increases in groundwater pumping and changes in crops that require less labor, can increase the vulnerability of farmworkers and rural communities.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 1: Define, Explore, and Initiate Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability

Resource Type Tags

Scientific study

Topics

Extent: California

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