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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 2754-2761

Farmer’s Perception about Climate Change in Latur and Beed Districts of Maharashtra State, India
S.D. Mundhe*, D.D. Suradkar and V.G. Dhulgand
Department of Extension Education College of Agriculture, Latur, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani- 431402 (M.S.) India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted mainly with the objective to study “Farmer’s perception about climate change in Marathwada Region.” For the study, Latur and Beed district were selected from Marathwada region of Maharashtra state during the years 2018-19. Four talukas viz., Latur and Renapur of Latur District and Kaij and Ambajogai from Beed district were selected randomly and two villages from each talukas were selected randomly. From each village fifteen members were randomly selected constituting the sample size 120. Ex-post-facto research design was used for the study. A number of profile characteristics were selected as independent variables to find out profile of farmers of the study area. It was found that, majority (39.17%) of respondents educated up to middle school, (57.50%) had medium farming experience, 55 per cent medium social participation, 76.67 per cent having farming as their major occupation, 33.33 per cent respondents were marginal farmers, (66.67%) reported that well as a main source of irrigation, (79.17%) medium annual income, (69.17%) medium socio-economic status, 63.33 per cent had medium awareness about crop insurance, (66.67%) medium extension contact, 60.00% medium innovativeness category and (55.00%) medium risk orientation. Findings showed that farmers have fairly high level of perception about climate change and its various dimensions. The results regarding perception of farmer’s about climate change shows that, 54.17 per cent of farmers had medium perception, 27.50 per cent farmers had high perception about climate change followed by 18.33 per cent of farmers had low perception level about climate change.

Keywords: Farmers’ perceptions, Climate change, Climate mitigation, Adaptation strategies

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Mundhe, S.D., D.D. Suradkar and Dhulgand, V.G. 2019. Farmer’s Perception about Climate Change in Latur and Beed Districts of Maharashtra State.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 2754-2761. doi:
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