Constraints faced by farmers in various agricultural adaptation activities in response to climate change in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha
Debasmita Nayak, Mita Meher, Sushree Purabi Panigrahi
In India, Agriculture and its allied sectors are the largest source of livelihood. Climate and agriculture are interconnected and are deeply affected by each other. In our country, the farmers have been suffering a lot due to climate change and they have to adopt some strategies to overcome the problem but at the same time they face some constraints in adopting such practices. Such a study would contribute towards a better understanding of different types of constraints faced by the farmers in various agricultural adaptation activities in response to climate change. The research study was conducted in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha taking 120 respondents from Tirtol and Raghunathpur block. From the study it was revealed that among the personal constrains, lack of literacy and understanding is the main problem with a mean score of 3.91 followed by lack of knowledge about how to cope and small land holding with mean score of 3.75 and 3.57 respectively. Similarly, among the institutional constrains, the major constraint was lack of information sources having a mean score of 3.31 and among the technical constrains the main problem was lack of technical know-how with a mean score of 4.16.