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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (2012)

Study on the influence of climate change and socio economic factors on the livelihood of farmers in tank command area

Periyar Ramasamy D.

Titre : Study on the influence of climate change and socio economic factors on the livelihood of farmers in tank command area

Auteur : Periyar Ramasamy D.

Université de soutenance : Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Agricultural Extension 2012

Résumé partiel
The study entitled “Study on the Influence of Climate Change and Socio economic Factors on the Livelihood of Farmers in Tank Command Area” aims to assess the influence of climate change in the tank command area and its associated determinants. Socio-economic influences due to climate change were also studied. Besides, an attitude scale was developed to measure the attitude of farmers towards influence of climate change. Further, the study focuses in identifying the associating and contributing variables towards adaptation strategies, attitude of farmers towards influence on climate change and influence on socio-economic conditions of tank farmers. Suggestion for policy related issues to overcome the influence of climate change on tank farmers was further studied. The study was conducted in Madurai district. Four blocks were selected for the study. Five revenue villages were selected from each of selected four blocks. The respondents for the present study are tank farmers from the selected villages. A Sample of 20 tank villages were selected from the 4 blocks. A sample of 10 tank farmers were selected from each of the 20 selected tanks, constituting a total of 200 tank command farmers were selected as respondents through simple random sampling. The data were analyzed by using appropriate statistical tools and presented logically. The salient findings of the study are given here under.The reason for decline in tank performance is ranked, the climatic factors stood first followed by physical factors. The economic factors ranked third, marked fourth by farm related factors and fifth by social factors. More than half of the respondents (63.00 per cent) possess moderately favourable attitude towards climate change and less than one-fourth of the respondents (23.50 per cent) with less favourable while 13.50 per cent had highly favourable attitude. The migration, lack of participation in tank management, poverty level, health issues and tank ecology are studied in social impacts. In economic influence, water scarcity for irrigation (92.50 per cent), decreased irrigation intensity (90.00 per cent) and productivity reduced (70.00 per cent). Level of water table decreased (89.50 per cent) and crop damage due to increase in temperature/rainfall (83.00 per cent) were observed. Majority of the respondents (70.50 per cent) had medium level of overall adaptation followed by low (15.50 per cent) and high (14.00 per cent) levels of adaptation.

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