International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 3, PART C
A study on awareness of farm women regarding climate change and its coping strategies
Author(s): Poonam Tewari, Pratibha Singh and Deepika Verma
The impact of climate change on mountain agriculture include reduced availability of water for irrigation, shift in rainfall, hail storms leading to failure of crop/fruit production, increased insect-pest mainfestation, decline in crop yield, shortening of maturity periods of crops and so on. Present study was conducted to know the awraeness of farm women on indicators, effects and causes of climate change and to know the adaptation strategies practiced by them. Study reveals that more than half farm women were aware of only a few indicators of climate change i.e. increase in temperature, changes in water level, irregular and erratic rainfall. Farm women perceived that summer temerature has increased whereas rainfall has decreased over past five years. Farm families had adopted diversification of crop type and crop varieties as the major coping strategies. Rest of the practices were adopted by a few farm women only. Thus, there is need to create awareness and motivate farm families to adapt climate smart agaricultural practices.
How to cite this article:
Poonam Tewari, Pratibha Singh, Deepika Verma. A study on awareness of farm women regarding climate change and its coping strategies. Int J Home Sci 2019;5(3):150-153.