Microfinance instruments can contribute to build resilience: a case study of coping and adaptation strategies to Climate-Related Shocks in Piura, Peru

Oft, Philine. Microfinance instruments can contribute to build resilience: a case study of coping and adaptation strategies to Climate-Related Shocks in Piura, Peru. University of Bonn, 2010.

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  • Sub-type Doctoral thesis
    Author Oft, Philine
    Title Microfinance instruments can contribute to build resilience: a case study of coping and adaptation strategies to Climate-Related Shocks in Piura, Peru
    Year 2010
    University University of Bonn
    Department Geography
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher UNU- EHS
    Pages 154
    Language eng
    Abstract

    This PhD dissertation investigates the livelihood systems of farmers in the region of Piura in northern Peru. Most of these are exposed to and vulnerable to climate-related shocks like water scarcity and abundance, such as the El Niño phenomenon. The strategies of these households and the range of assets, their relations and interdependencies, as well as the prevailing social, institutional,political and environmental structures that are influencing the livelihoods are examined. A particular emphasis is put on analysing the coping and adaptation strategies of these households with a focus on the actions and available measures that they take in anticipation of or during a natural phenomenon, and to understand how they will act and adapt to these events in the future. The second part of the research explores which kind of financial services schemes are available to these rural households in the region and analyses the perception and understanding of insurance. An overview of the existing offer and demand is presented, and the necessary conditions to make these mechanisms sustainable and accessible to local farmers are evaluated.

    UNBIS Thesaurus PERU
    Climate Change
    Keyword Micro-finance instruments
    Coping and adaptation strategies
    Resilience
    Risk management
    Livelihood systems
    Copyright Holder UNU-EHS
    Copyright Year 2010
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783939923442
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