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THE PERCEPTION, IMPACT AND ADAPTATION TECHNOLOGY OF FARMERS OF RICE BASED FARMING SYSTEM TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN BANKE DISTRICT, NEPAL.
Anish Shrestha

Last modified: 2017-08-25

Abstract


Author: ANISH SHRESTHA, SAMATA BARAL

Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal

Presenting Author: ANISH SHRESTHA

 

Climate change poses an increasing threat to the sustainability of agricultural production and livelihood strategies of poor rural people. The threat of and vulnerability to climate change are special challenges in marginal areas. This study tries to explain about what the likely impacts of climate change on crop production, to what extent these influence crop productivity, how people are responding to them, and what the potential roles of the local government and other development partners are in adaptation efforts in vulnerable sectors. Result showed that farmers perceived the climate change as change in rainfall pattern, rainfall duration, rainfall intensity, rainfall frequency, onset of monsoon, and changes in summer and winter temperatures in terms of hotness and coldness. Some farmers realized the change in climate and their usual farming practices. But, majority of farmers (57.88 % of them) still doesn’t understand about climate change and how to deal with it. Main problem of all those farmers found to be either delayed rainfall or lack of precipitation for the cultivation of major crops. So, for the betterment of livelihood of those farmers and their family infrastructure should be built, in order to help them to understand and adopt with the changing climatic scenario.

 

Keywords- Adaption, climate change, farmer, impact


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