COMPENDIUM, IEEC-2023   ( ISBN : 978-81-967860-4-5 )
Theme-3: Bio-diversity and Resource Conservation, Livelihood and Food Security towards Sustainable Agri-food Systems

Assessing the “Knowledge and Climate vulnerability among Farming community of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh

Ashish Yadav, AP Verma, PK Ojha, Gaurav Shukla, Abhishek Kalia, BK Gupta, Dheeraj Mishra and BP Mishra

BUAT, Banda-210001 (U.P.), India


The study was conducted with the aim to assessing the “Knowledge and Climate vulnerability among Farming community of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. The Exploratory and Analytic research design was used in the present study. The Banda, Hamirpur, and Mahoba Districts were purposively selected. Two blocks from each district and 2 village from each block were selected. From each selected village, 15 respondents were selected randomly. A total of 180 respondents were selected. The results revealed that majority of the respondents belonged to the middle-age category, joint families, and medium-sized families, engaged in dairy farming along with crop farming, belonged to medium income category, medium herd size, possess indigenous cows, medium milk production category, medium milk consumption and medium milk sale category. The majority of the research participants (61.67%) felt there had been a decreasing annual rainfall amount, the overall knowledge level of respondents revealed that the majority of the respondents (52.22%) had medium-level knowledge of climate variability. The results of the exposition index reveal a higher value (0.82), which shows that farmers ‘of Banda district (D1) livelihoods are critically exposed to climate change and its induced risks. Findings further report that the exposition index of the D2 (Hamirpur district) has a relatively higher value (0.73), indicating a higher exposure to climate risks than the D3 (Mahoba district) 0.63. The calculated index score of the susceptibility indicator revealed that D3 (0.83) has higher exposure to risks in the study area and represents a critical value followed by D1 (0.76) and D2 (0.54), respectively. The index value of the adaptive capacity indicator showed a critically high score (0.85) for D1 of the Bundelkhand region followed by D3 and D2 with the index value of 0.82 and 0.63, respectively.

IEEC-2023 at RARI (SKNAU, Jobner), Jaipur, Rajasthan organised by Society of Extension Education, Agra, India