Agro-Economic Impact of Climate Resilient Practices on Farmers in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh
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Keywords:NICRA, Impact, Climate resilient practices
Climate change is one of the serious challenges to the agriculture sector in order to ensure nutritional and foodÂ security for growing population. National Innovations on ClimatÂ Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project aims toÂ improve resilience of Indian agriculture to climate change and climate vulnerability. The present study was conducted to know the impact of the climate resilient technologies upon the NICRA beneficiaries in AnantapurÂ district of Andhra Pradesh. The study was conducted with a sample of 60 respondents from three NICRAÂ project implementing villages. Before-after comparison of NICRA beneficiaries was employed to identify theÂ project impact and the difference was tested using paired t-test and found that it was statistically significant. The results of the study reveals that area under irrigation, crop yield, cropping intensity and annual income of NICRA beneficiaries after the project interventions was significantly higher than that of before the implementationÂ of the interventions. More than fifty percent respondents had medium level of impact of the climate resilientÂ technologies. This study helps the implementing institutions in redesigning the interventions for wide adaption
of climate resilient practices.
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