Farmers Perception on Climate Change in Udaipur District of Rajasthan, India

Sumit Kumar Yadav *

Department of Extension Education, RCA, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

F. L. Sharma

Extension Education, BNU, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

S. S. Sisodia

Department of Extension Education, RCA, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Jitendra Kumar

Department of Extension Education, RCA, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Climate change is a severe environmental issue that has a global impact on agricultural output. It is critical to investigate farmers' perception of climate change it is one of the strongest factors in changing farmers' behavior to mitigate climate change and take necessary and appropriate actions to assure agricultural output. The present study was undertaken in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan in order to identify the perception level of farmers about climate change related to weather and climate, Agriculture, and Livestock related activities. A sample of 120 respondents from two tehsils was taken based on a random sampling technique. The study revealed that changes in the onset date of monsoon, very high temperatures during the summer season, the occurrence of drier spell heavy, Pest attacks on crops, decreases quality of products of crops/fruit plants, Poultry and livestock rearing become difficult and scarcity of fodder crops were the important aspects related to higher perception of farmers.

Keywords: Climate change, farmers' perception, weather, IPCC


How to Cite

Yadav , S. K., Sharma , F. L., Sisodia , S. S., & Kumar , J. (2023). Farmers Perception on Climate Change in Udaipur District of Rajasthan, India. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(8), 1050–1056. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i82043

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