Farmer' Perception about Climate Change and its Association with Socio-economic Attributes in Ranchi, Jharkhand

Neetu Kumari, Niva Bara, Basant Kumar Jha and Ramesh Kumar


This paper analysed farmer perception about climate change in Ranchi district of Jharkhand. Causal factor underlying the perception also analysed through correlation and multiple regression analysis. 72.5 per cent farmers perceived climate change while 27.5 per cent either have not perceived or shown ignorance. Further, at block level, the maximum climate change perception was recorded in Kanke while Namkum block scored the minimum. Correlation analysis revealed highest degree of association bet farmer perception and level of individual awareness. Further, it was reinforced by the study that highly experienced farmers with older age are likely to have more information and knowledge on changes in climatic conditions and crop and livestock management practices.

Keyword: Farmer perception; Correlation; Regression; Coefficient; Socio-economic attributes

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