Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)
Farmer’s perceptions on climate change and adaptation strategies in Nalgonda District of Telangana, India
This study is aimed at analyzing farmers’ perception and adaptation to climate change in the Nalgonda district of Telangana State, India. It is based on analysis of data collected from 150 farmers selected randomly substantiated with Focus Group Discussions and field observations. Perception of farmers towards climatic change indicated reduction in annual rainfall, delayed onset of rainfall and early withdrawal of rainfall. Poor crop yield, reduced irrigation and drinking water availability, reduction in forest area and low availability of fodder for livestock were perceived as the changes in agricultural activities due to climate change. Adaptation strategies followed by farmers to face climate change varied from changing cropping pattern, crop diversification, and reduction in livestock to growing low input and crops requiring low water. Support of extension services is crucial for disseminating knowledge of new Climate Smart Agricultural Practices and climate-change adaptation plans to rural farmers to enable them to face adverse effects of climate change.
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Amtul Waris. Farmer’s perceptions on climate change and adaptation strategies in Nalgonda District of Telangana, India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):767-770.