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Indian Journal of Extension Education
Year : 2019, Volume : 55, Issue : 4
First page : ( 97) Last page : ( 101)
Print ISSN : 0537-1996. Online ISSN : 2454-552X.

Farmers'Perception to Climate Change in Barak Valley Zone of Assam: An Empirical Study

Majumder Saddam Hossen1, Deka Nivedita2, Mondal Biswajit2, Bisen Jaiprakash3, Barman Utpal3

1Ph. D scholar, Faculty of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, 785 013, Assam, India

2Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, 785 013, Assam, India

3Faculty, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Social Science Division, Cuttack, 753 006, Odisha, India

Online published on 27 April, 2020.

Abstract

Level of awareness about the risk and its components is key to manage the risks. In this study we attempted to capture the farmers'perceptions on climate change and determined the factors affecting it. The findings of study derive its root from the primary data collected from 60 randomly selected farmers from Cachar and Karimganj districts of Assam which witness floods almost every year. Descriptive statistics and correlation analysis were used to draw the logical inference from the findings. Findings revealed that socio-economic factors like gender, size of landholding, education, occupation, farming experience and extension contacts affects farmers'perception on climate change. The study suggest the dissemination of climate smart technologies to the vulnerable should be based on the socio-economic attributes as advocated by the study for their better adoption and risk proofing and creation of local employment opportunities so shield the vulnerable from economic losses due to climate change.

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Keywords

Adaptation, barak valley zone, climate change, climate smart technologies, perception.

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