Farmer’s Sagaciousness on Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies in Agriculture: A Case Study in Hyatimundaragi Village of Koppala District of Karnataka, India

Naveesh Y. B.

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru, India.

Raaga R.

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru, India.

Ashwini M.

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru, India.

Sagar N.

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru, India.

Jayashree A.

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru, India.

Sushma R.

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru, India.

Krishnamoorthy P.

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru, India.

Siju S. J.

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru, India.

Patil S. S.

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru, India.

Suresh K. P. *

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Climate change is recognized as one of the leading challenges affecting the performance of agriculture and the livelihood of people. Farmers are the hardest hit as they have to continuously respond to climate variations. In order to know farmers' perception of climate change and its impacts and to identify adaptation needs semi-structured questionnaire surveys were carried out in Hyatimundaragii village of Koppala district, Karnataka. Farmers have faced climate variability and noticed increasing temperature, delayed onset of rainfall, intermittent rainfall, prolonged drought conditions, depletion of the water table, untimely filling of water bodies, increased incidence of pests and diseases, livestock diseases, and decreasing soil moisture as the critical factors affecting their cultivation, decrease yield and quality of crop produce. Some of them have started to adapt to these changes by soil conservation measures like the construction of graded bunds, mulching, green manuring and sorghum+pigeonpea intercropping, crop rotation, cultivating drought, pest and disease resistance short duration varieties, providing lifesaving irrigation to crops.

Keywords: Climate change, farmer’s sagaciousness, adaptation strategies


How to Cite

Naveesh Y. B., Raaga R., Ashwini M., Sagar N., Jayashree A., Sushma R., Krishnamoorthy P., Siju S. J., Patil S. S., and Suresh K. P. 2023. “Farmer’s Sagaciousness on Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies in Agriculture: A Case Study in Hyatimundaragi Village of Koppala District of Karnataka, India”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (11):1537-45. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i113306.

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