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Soma Biswas Souradeep Chatterjee D. C. Roy

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A study on farmers perceived prevalence of climate change, manifested by the phenomena like increasing temperature, fluctuating rainfall etc. and in the considered agro-ecological areas was conducted in Binpur II block of Jhargram district of West Bengal to assess the extent of farmers' perception about the climate change and their adaptation strategies to cope up with losses due to climate change. Results showed that the farmers' perception of climate change greatly influenced farmers' readiness to adapt climate change by considering some adjustments to their cultivation and production practices. The findings showed that the farmers' perception of climate change was at a high-level group of respondents. Results showed that 50% of respondents were optimistic with the idea that they can cope up the climate change problems if they get proper government assistance. Only about 13% of farmers perceived Government plans on climate change. Regarding the adaptation strategies, 40% of respondents followed more or less strategies, whereas most of the respondents did not adopt any strategies in this regard.


 

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Adaptation, Adaptation strategies, Climate change, Perception

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Biswas , S., Chatterjee, S., & Roy, D. C. (2020). Understanding of farmers’ perception of climate change and adaptation strategies: A case study in Jhargram district of West Bengal, India. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 12(2), 207-212. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.vi.2241
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