Adoption of Climate Resilient Agricultural Technologies by Farmers in Nalgonda district of Telangana State
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Keywords:Climate change, Climate resilient agricultural technologies, Adoption, Nalgonda, NICRA
Over the past few decades, climate change has become inevitable. In the present scenario, the focus from yield intensification is switched over to the adaptation to climate change.Â Climate Resilient Agricultural (CRA) technologies are observed as the best adaptation options available which could enhance the resilience of agriculture. The present studyÂ investigates the extent to which CRA technologies are being adopted by the farmers in theÂ National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project implemented villages of Nalgonda district in Telangana state. It further examined the association of profileÂ characteristics of respondents with the extent of adoption of CRA technologies. A structuredÂ interview was used to obtain data from 120 respondents. Results revealed medium to high levels of adoption of CRA technologies by the farmers with renovation and/or use of farmÂ ponds, introduction and raising of medium duration variety in red gram viz., LRG-52 and preventive vaccination in livestock among the highly adopted technologies. The profile characteristics viz., farm size, annual income, innovativeness, information seeking behaviour,achievement motivation, and Weather Based Agro Advisory Services had positive andÂ significant association with the extent of adoption of CRA technologies by the farmers.
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