Profile of Farmers in Ananthapuramu District Adopting Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Technologies
Issue: 2022 - Volume 12 [Issue 11]
Saddikuti Prashanthi *
Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641003, India.
Training Division, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641003, India.
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
The consequences of climate change are posing new challenges to the farming community in all possible forms. The study area, Ananthapuramu district is one of the five vulnerable districts in Andhra Pradesh state with the least average annual rainfall. Considering the rainfall as the criterion, four blocks were chosen for the study with the least average annual rainfall. Two villages from each block were selected based on the highest number of farmers. The sample size was 161 chosen by the Multi-Stage proportionate Random Sampling method. First-hand information was collected from the farmers with the help of a well-structured and pre-tested interview schedule. The findings exposed the medium or moderate behavior of the respondents towards the selected variables and can be enhanced to higher levels by opting for efficiency measures.
Keywords: Productivity, climate change, farmer's income, the farming community