Stoudmann, Natasha, Patrick Waeber, Ihoby H. Randriamalala, & Claude A. Garcia(2017, September). Perception of change: Narratives and strategies of farmers in Madagascar. Journal of Rural Studies, 56, 76-86. (doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.09.001) (accessible:

Abstract: Highlights • Reactive adaptation measures are largely adopted as opposed to proactive ones. • The great majority of changes affecting farmers are stresses as opposed to shocks. • Close to a quarter of participants have no contingency plan should a shock occur. • Five attitudes towards coping with change were identified. • Farmers place most importance on QoL (quality of life) related to physical and financial capitals.

Natasha Stoudmann <> is with Forest Management and Development, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland.

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