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Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Resilience of small farmers from drought prone area

Author(s):
GP Chavan, MV Ajotikar, VJ Tarde, UD Jagdale and PS Kulkarni
Abstract:
The changing climate and weather variability has caused invariable drought condition in India, especially in Maharashtra. The increasing challenges and effects of climate change are exploiting on land use and other land resources. Events such as drought are notably shifting growing seasons meanwhile exposing the population to food insecurity. Majority of agricultural land in Maharashtra is rainfed and considerable area is drought prone. Drought has been a severe cause of numerous farmers suicide in Maharashtra. Droughts are believed to affect the small and marginal farmers to a larger extent. Hence, there was a need to study and access the resilience of small farmers from drought prone area to face the drought situation. Present study was purposively conducted in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra based on least annual rainfall received. From Ahmednagar district Parner and Pathardi tehsils were selected for the study and further five villages were selected from each tehsil. Total 140 respondent small farmers were interviewed.
Pages: 1595-1597  |  292 Views  70 Downloads
How to cite this article:
GP Chavan, MV Ajotikar, VJ Tarde, UD Jagdale and PS Kulkarni. Resilience of small farmers from drought prone area. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 1595-1597.

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