Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)
Assessment of the relative vulnerabilities of farmers due to climate change in coastal agriculture in Odisha
Nagma Halima Saik and Dr. Bishnupriya Mishra
Climate change is already affecting agriculture, with effects unevenly distributed across the world. As climate change continues to exert increasing pressure upon the livelihoods and agricultural sector of many developing and developed nations, a need exists to understand and prioritise at the sub national scale which areas and communities are most vulnerable. The present investigation was aimed at assessing the relative vulnerabilities of farmers due to climate change. The study was conducted in the Marsaghai and Rankala village of Kendrapara district and Sampur and Tirtol village of Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha state with a total sample size of 200. As this is a gender perspective research study, out of the total respondents 100 are men and 100 are women who are selected by the process of random selection. The relative vulnerability of farmers about climate change was assessed through a well-structured interview schedule by the process of personal interview and focus group discussions. 31% of men farmers and 36% of women farmers agree that they are dependent on the available natural resources for agriculture. Furthermore, 54% of women respondents and 49% of men respondents are moderately vulnerable to climate extremities. Various reasons like less awareness and knowledge and more pressure of work and family make women more vulnerable to climate change. With giving special attention to them, awareness camps and adequate training programmes along with social protection programmes in that area can help them prepare, adapt and empower against climate extremities.
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Nagma Halima Saik and Dr. Bishnupriya Mishra. Assessment of the relative vulnerabilities of farmers due to climate change in coastal agriculture in Odisha. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):896-900.