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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 2579-2584
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.298


Farmer’s perception towards climate change in Odisha, India
Upasana Mohapatra* and Raj Kishore Mishra
Department of Agricultural Economics, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted in Odisha to study the perception of farmers towards climate change. Primary data was gathered from 160 farmers by personal interview technique utilizing organized pre-tested interview schedule. Most of the respondents perceived that there was change in timing of onset of monsoon (61.25 per cent), there were more dry spells (75.63 per cent), there were changes in rainfall during crop growth (85.00 per cent) and the rainfall received was deficient to carry out agricultural operations (86.38 per cent). About 78.75 per cent of the respondents agreed that summer was getting hotter. But, only 46.88 per cent of them agreed that winter was getting colder over the years. The most commonly followed strategies to adapt the changing climate are cultivating short duration crops (73.12 per cent), practicing crop diversification (68.12 per cent), going for off-farm employment options (58.12 per cent) and practicing intercropping (52.50 per cent). Creating awareness among the farmers about appropriate adaptation measures against climate change, supply of production inputs by the development department at appropriate time in the villages and provision of subsidies/ compensation for the crops to make up the cost of cultivation due to weather aberrations would help the farmers mitigate the ill effects of climate change. The overall perception on changes in precipitation was that the region was getting drier and that there were pronounced changes in the timing of rains and frequency of droughts.


Keywords: Climate, climate change, perception, agriculture, Odisha
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Upasana Mohapatra and Raj Kishore Mishra 2019. Farmer’s perception towards climate change in Odisha, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 2579-2584. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.298