Farmers Perceptions On Climate Change And Its Impacts In Anantnag District Of Jammu and Kashmir (India).

Ashaq Hussain Khan, Dhani Arya


The present study was conducted in four villages in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir to know the farmer perceptions regarding climate change and its impacts. A total of 100 respondents were randomly selected for questionnaire surveys. The Findings revealed that farmers in the study area perceived that the climate is changing over the years. They experienced climate change in the form of irregular and uneven rainfall, increasing temperature, frequent droughts and drier winters with less snowfall. Findings also revealed that the threat of climate change is more on agriculture, horticulture and water resources. Result further revealed lack of climate change knowledge and awareness among farmers, According to the majority of farmers, climate change is due to supernatural forces and hence we cannot mitigate the problem. Therefore, it is suggested that awareness programs should be organized regarding the causes, impacts and mitigation of climate change. 

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