Climate change in Swedish farm magazines
2010 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
The profitability of agricultural production depends on weather conditions and decisions on the basis of expected weather conditions. As climate change is changing the conditions for farmers, information about climate change to individual farmers is important for the productivity in the agricultural sector. An analysis of the two largest Swedish agricultural magazines over the period 2000-2008 has been conducted with the aim to examine to what extent Swedish farm magazines report on climate change and to identify drivers for farm magazine coverage of climate change. The study identifies 1) an increased reporting on climate change in 2007 and 2) editorials and bottom-up engagement are aspects that have influenced the frequency and content of farm magazine coverage. The paper ends with a discussion of how the results of this study may relate to a wider climate science and policy context.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
climate change, agriculture, media analysis
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-59860OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-59860DiVA: diva2:353686
The 20th Ph.D. Workshop on International Climate Policy. Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden