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Application of livelihood vulnerability index to assess risks for farmers in the Sukoharjo Regency and Klaten Regency, Indonesia

Suryanto Suryanto, Aulia Rahman
Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies | Vol 11, No 1 | a739 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v11i1.739 | © 2019 Suryanto Suryanto, Aulia Rahman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 August 2018 | Published: 15 July 2019

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Suryanto Suryanto, Department of Economics Development, Faculty of Economics and Business, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
Aulia Rahman, Department of Economics Development, Faculty of Economics and Business, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia


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Abstract

This research tried to compare the level of farmers’ livelihood vulnerability to flooding in Sukoharjo and Klaten. Farmers are the most susceptible caused by climate change. The data used in this research are primary data, collected by interviewing 61 respondents who are farmers in the Sonorejo Village, Sukoharjo Regency and 72 respondents in the Jiwo Wetan Village, Klaten Regency. This data obtained by using non-probability sampling technique with purposive methods. Meanwhile mapping for hazard level was analysed by using Geographic Information System (GIS). Descriptive statistic was used for the livelihood vulnerability index’s (LVI) and the LVI-Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) index calculation. The results show that the farmers’ livelihood vulnerability in the Sonorejo Village is medium level because of climate change based on the LVI index value at 0.363 and LVI-IPCC index value at 0.044. Meanwhile, the Jiwo Wetan Village has a lower index in LVI at 0.344 and LVI-IPCC index value at 0.038. Areas with similar physical characteristic and most of its community have a dependence on agriculture tend relatively the same level of vulnerability.

Keywords

poverty; food security; livelihood vulnerability index; flood; climate change

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