Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Economic impact of climate change on the farmers
Vasanthi C, Sahana S, Sudheendra M
The present study was conducted with an objective of studying the economic impact of climate change on the farmers and the impact of coping mechanism adaptations on the economic income of the farmers. The study employed ex-post facto research design with quantitative data. The study was conducted in Chitradurga district of Karnataka state in 2017. In Chitradurga district, ten villages were selected from two taluks Challekere and Molakalmuru. 15 respondents were interview from each village following simple random sampling procedure, thus constituting total sample size of 150. The pertinent data was analyzed with statistical techniques like Dummy variable analysis, frequency and percentage using Software Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Microsoft Excel. It was found that there is decrease in net returns of Rs. 8,155.12 in groundnut and increase in net returns of Rs. 52,202.38 in tomato over the years in case of non adopters. Among adopter farmers the net returns had decreased by Rs. 28,693.21 in groundnut and Rs. 1,28,680.90 in tomato cultivation. A farmer without adopting any coping mechanism get net returns of Rs. 11727.65 per hectare. The additional returns due to adoption of coping mechanism was maximum in case of drip irrigation + mulching + protected cultivation model and the net returns per farm of adopters was maximum in case of drip irrigation + mulching + protected cultivation model (Rs. 203846.14).
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Vasanthi C, Sahana S, Sudheendra M. Economic impact of climate change on the farmers. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):2193-2196.