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Authors: CHANDAN GOWDA H
Advisor: Padaria R N
Title: CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: AN ANALYSIS OF TECHNOLOGICAL FEASIBILITY, INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS AND ADOPTION
Publisher: DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION ICAR-INDIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE NEW DELHI – 1
Language: Tamil
Type: Thesis
Agrotags: null
Abstract: The present study was undertaken to assess the perception, adoption decision making behaviour, technological feasibility, and institutional arrangements towards contingency planning for issues of climate change adaptation, and to develop and validate e-learning module of climate change adaptation. An exploratory and quasi-experimental research designs were used for the study. Marathwada and Bundelkhand regions were purposively selected based on frequent incidence of droughts. Parbhani and Datia districts were selected randomly from Marathwada and Bundelkhand, respectively. Two villages from each district were selected randomly and from each village 30 respondents were selected using simple random sampling method. Data regarding contingency plans were also collected from the institutes situated in the study area and engaged in dissemination of contingency plans. It was found that majority of farmers of Datia (31.67%) and Parbhani (33.33%) districts had high level of knowledge regarding contingency plan. Assessment of perception showed that about 28 per cent of farmers had moderate level of affirmativeness regarding contingency plans. In Datia district, farming experience (p<0.01) and access to credit for the farmers (p<0.05) and in Parbhani district, education level (p<0.05) and access to credit (p<0.05) had positive and significant influence on perception regarding contingency plans. Analytical Hierarchical Process was used to assess the adoption decision making behaviour of farmers. Priority of the farmers were analysed based on three criteria viz. relative advantage, feasibility and compatibility. It was found that technological options “Change of varieties”, “Agro techniques”, “Water conservation and utilization”, “IPM” were prioritized as first, second, third and fourth, respectively. In case of farmers of Datia district, innovativeness (p=0.02) and size of land holding (p=0.04) were found to be significantly contributing factors for adoption of contingency plans. In case of farmers of Parbhani district, risk orientation (p=0.05) and size of land holding (p<0.01) were found to be significantly contributing factors for adoption of contingency plans. Overall, majority of the farmers (27.5%) were under moderate category of adoption of contingency plans and the average extent of adoption of contingency plan was found to be 45 per cent. Information on institutional arrangements was collected from KVK Datia, ICAR institutes (IGFRI and CAFRI Jhansi), KVK Parbhani and ATIC Parbhani. These institutes provide advisories on weather information, pest and disease control, seasonal variation forecasts, input, credit, farm equipment, market related information, etc. The advisories were disseminated through NICE network (used by ATIC, Parbhani), Kisan mobile advisory services by KVK Datia, SMS, exhibitions, demonstrations, Kisan Mela, magazines, etc. Farmers’ perception about the institutional services were measured in terms of level of satisfaction, quality, utility and ease of 117 understanding of the services. Farmers were more satisfied with the services provided by the KVK and SDA and relatively less satisfied with the services of SAU and NGOs. Technological feasibility was assessed by developing the feasibility index. The feasibility index was found in the range of 0.629-0.697 and 0.559-0.706 for the Datia and Parbhani districts, respectively. An e-Learning Module was developed for extension personnel of study area whose content included description about major climatic risks and contingency plan of the study area. Mean scores and ranking of major dimensions of the module showed that “Ease of understanding” ranked first with mean score of 4.20. “Design and content”, “Utility” and “Ability to satisfy felt need” ranked second, third and fourth with mean scores of 4.12, 4.11 and 3.77, respectively. Overall mean was found to be 4.05. The validated e-learning module could be effectively used for enhancing the knowledge level of the extension agents regarding contingency plans for climate change adaptation. Participatory Contingency planning, institutional arrangements and capacity building should be promoted for effective climate change adaptation. Keywords: Technological feasibility; Climate change adaptation; Institutional arrangements; Contingency planning; e-learning module
Description: t-10092
Subject: Agricultural Extension
Theme: CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: AN ANALYSIS OF TECHNOLOGICAL FEASIBILITY, INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS AND ADOPTION
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2019
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