Perception of goat farmers towards climate change in southern region of Tamil Nadu, India
KP Saravanan, A Manivannan, T Sivakumar, KM Sakthivel and M Ramachandran
Exploitation of natural resources has disturbed the ecological balance and climate as a result, patterns and climate have shifted. Among the livestock species, goat is better adaptable to changing environment. A warmer world means that goats will thrive in the future. Due to changing conditions, goat farmers' opinion could help and ensure their farming. Under these circumstances, goat farmers' impression about climate change could support and safeguard their business under changing climate. Based on the above background the objective of the study was formulated to ascertain about the Kanni Adu goat farmer’s perception towards climate change. The research was carried out in the Southern districts of Tamil Nadu namely Virudhunagar, Thoothukudi, and Tirunelveli. The sample size was calculated using sample size estimation and distributed to the study region using proportionate sampling. Data were collected from 381 respondents from twenty-five villages using a pre-tested interview schedule. The Weighted Mean Score (WMS), the mean and standard deviation used for ranking and classification. The results revealed that in the study area, farmers perceived high temperatures with increased intensity occur during the summer. Climate change had a moderate effect on goat farmers' perceptions. Government needs to conduct training and awareness programme to the key farmers regarding access of climate information would help and safeguard Kanni Adu goats and farmers from climate stress.
How to cite this article:
KP Saravanan, A Manivannan, T Sivakumar, KM Sakthivel and M Ramachandran. Perception of goat farmers towards climate change in southern region of Tamil Nadu, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(6S): 01-04.