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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Special Issue 5 (2019)
Sustaining the farm incomes through adoption of climate resilient technologies in scarce rainfall zone of Andhra Pradesh
Author(s): Dhana lakshmi Guduru, Nagarjuna Reddy P, Sudhakar M and Sreedhar G
Abstract: National initiative on climate resilient Agriculture (NICRA) was being implemented by ICAR since 2010-11 through 100 kvks to built capacities of the farmers and to demonstrate the climate resilient technologies in climatic vulnerable districts of the country. The study was conducted in Kurnool district with drought as climate vulnerability in Yagantipalle and Meerapuram villages to study the impact of the Project on Knowledge, adoption and economic benefits of climate resilient technologies. Data was collected from hundred respondents. The study revealed that seventy five per cent of the respondents have good knowledge on climate resiliency. Under NRM practice 84 per cent were adopting insitu moisture conservation practices. Under crop production 92 per cent of the farmers were adopting drought tolerant varieties followed by adoption of alternate crops and inter cropping system. In animal husbandry component 81 percent of the respondents adopted calf registration practice followed by adoption of green fodder cultivation. All the respondents were economically benefited through the intervention of climate resilient technologies like percolation tanks, adoption of drought tolerant varieties of Seteria, red gram and Bengal gram. Intercropping of red gram and millets, management of sucking pest. Education has highest correlation with the knowledge of climate resilient technologies followed by mass media exposure. But in case of adoption of technologies mass media exposure was highly correlated with adoption of climate resilient technology followed by age and farming experience.
How to cite this article:
Dhana lakshmi Guduru, Nagarjuna Reddy P, Sudhakar M and Sreedhar G. Sustaining the farm incomes through adoption of climate resilient technologies in scarce rainfall zone of Andhra Pradesh. 2019; 8(5S): 53-56.