New Research Directions in Adaptation Studies: Climate Change in the Wine Sector in Hungary

Király, Gábor

Keywords: research and development, climate, natural disasters, global warming, Q10, Q16, Q54

This paper, based on field studies and literature review, suggests new research directions in adaptation studies. Field studies in two Hungarian wine regions had a major role in the creation of this paper as they directly and indirectly indicated farmers’ impressions of climate change. Based on these experiences, a systematic review of wine sector-related climate change impacts was started, regarding both the international and Hungarian contexts. The results suggest that in addition to natural science-based research projects, there will be a growing need for research within adaptation studies with a strong focus on farmers’ decisions. Such research has not been common in the international discourse; therefore, its possible application in Hungary would fill gaps in the knowledge about climate change adaptation.