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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 2559-2565
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.291


Socio - Economic and Psychological Profile of Farmers with Reference to Climate Change in Western Agro Climatic Zone of Tamil Nadu
B. Muthulakshmi* and Rajkumar Josmee Singh
Agricultural Extension, School Of Social Sciences, College of Post- Graduate Studies, Barapani, 793102, Meghalaya, India
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Abstract:

Climate change is a major source of uncertainty for today’s vulnerable farming societies and climate smart agriculture (CSA) is crucial for ensuring the food and livelihood security of any country and hence it is important that this sector becomes resilient to increasing climatic variabilities and changes. Keeping in view, the above considerations and exigency of vulnerability to climate change in agriculture for the state Tamil Nadu, the present research had been conducted with the objective to study the personal, socio-economic and psychological characteristics of farmers. Exploratory research design has been followed in the study. The Tamil Nadu state was purposively selected based on need and relevancy of the research problem. The study revealed that majority (68.75%) of the farmers belonged to middle age group, had medium annual income (58.75%), belong to medium social cohesiveness(81.25%), had medium mass medium access (72.50%), had medium knowledge on climate change(83.75%). Having more percentage of respondents on medium and high level of fatalism as it was found in result hinted that there is need to develop competencies of farmers on consequences of climate change through the services of agricultural extensionists. Farmers need to have scientific temperament while mitigating and adapting climate change in agriculture. The farmers need to be educated on various proven mitigation and adaptation practices so as to build resiliency against the negative impact of climate change.


Keywords: Climate change, Socio-economic, Fatalism
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Muthulakshmi, B. and Rajkumar Josmee Singh. 2018. Socio - Economic and Psychological Profile of Farmers with Reference to Climate Change in Western Agro Climatic Zone of Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 2559-2565. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.291