Knowledge level of farmers on climate resilient agro-technologies curtail the climatic change effect in the NICRA district of Odisha
Sasanka Lenka, Dr. RS Panigrahi, Dr. Bibhuti Mohapatra and Dr. Biswa Ranjan Patnaik
Knowledge is the real power for farmers to boost their agrarian economy. Without the proper knowledge, farmers can do things, but not in an effective manner. Knowledge brings a desirable change among the farmers towards achieving their own goals. Farmer's knowledge is essential in agriculture to accelerate their income as well as better livelihoods. Over the years climate change adversely exaggerated the economic growth of farmers due to the climate change effects. With this background, three NICRA districts namely Kendrapara, Jharsuguda and Kalahandi were selected based on the different agro-ecological situations of Odisha. The mean knowledge score is 69.96 ± 5.88 and that of non-NICRA farmers was 37.71±2.67. The mean difference between the NICRA and non-NICRA farmers was -32.25 and the significant p=0.000. The knowledge score of NICRA farmers on CRA was found to be highly significant. It is invariable found that in all the districts the NICRA farmers have got substantially higher knowledge of CRA than the non-NICRA farmers. The highest score was seen in the Kalahandi district i.e., 72.13±7.33 and the lowest score was found in the Kendrapara district. There was a significant difference in the mean knowledge score (p=0.015).
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Sasanka Lenka, Dr. RS Panigrahi, Dr. Bibhuti Mohapatra and Dr. Biswa Ranjan Patnaik. Knowledge level of farmers on climate resilient agro-technologies curtail the climatic change effect in the NICRA district of Odisha. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 13-17.