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Farmers Need More Help to Adapt to Climate Change

Amarnath Tripathi (amarnath@iegindia.org) is with the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi; Ashok K Mishra (ashok.k.mishra@asu.edu) is with the Arizona State University.

This study addresses an issue that has been widely discussed among policymakers—farmers’ perception of climate change and their adaptation to it. Information collected from medium, small and marginal farmers in eastern Uttar Pradesh is compared with climatic and agricultural data. The results reveal that farmers are aware of long-term changes in the weather pattern and change their practices to deal with socio-economic changes. Yet, most of them do not see these changes as constituting what academics refer to as “climate change.”

Updated On : 16th Jun, 2017

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