Comprehending farmer's views on climate change and agricultural/livestock adaptation in Halavarthi Village, Koppala District, Karnataka: a case study

Authors

  • Y B Naveesh -
  • R Raaga -
  • N Sagar -
  • K P Suresh -
  • M Ashwini -
  • A Jayashree -
  • R Sushma -
  • P Krishnamoorthy -
  • S J Siju -
  • S S Patil -

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.58628/JAE-2418-102

Keywords:

Agriculture, livestock, climate change, Halavarthi village

Abstract

This study conducted in Halavarthi village, Karnataka, delves into the intricate impact of climate change on the community's livelihoods. Over two decades, the semi-arid region has witnessed erratic rainfall, rising temperatures and droughts, with profound consequences for agriculture, livestock and overall food security. The farmers in this area have grappled with numerous challenges, including water scarcity, diminishing water quality, crop losses, increased pest and disease outbreaks and the migration of plant species to new locations. These changes have also led to a weakened immunity in humans and a surge in diseases among both people and livestock. While the farmers have initiated some climate change adaptation measures, like crop rotation and intensifying the use of agricultural inputs, there remains a substantial gap in knowledge and awareness regarding climate change mitigation. This research underscores the pressing need to address the extensive repercussions of climate change on agriculture, food security and human health. It highlights the importance of developing comprehensive strategies to enhance the resilience of farming communities such as Halavarthi in the face of an evolving climate.

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Author Biographies

Y B Naveesh, -

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru

R Raaga, -

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru

N Sagar, -

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru

K P Suresh, -

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru

M Ashwini, -

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru

A Jayashree, -

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru

R Sushma, -

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru

P Krishnamoorthy, -

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru

S J Siju, -

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru

S S Patil, -

ICAR- National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru

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Published

2024-02-08

How to Cite

Naveesh, Y. B., Raaga, R., Sagar, N., Suresh, K. P., Ashwini, M., Jayashree, A., Sushma, R., Krishnamoorthy, P., Siju, S. J., & Patil, S. S. (2024). Comprehending farmer’s views on climate change and agricultural/livestock adaptation in Halavarthi Village, Koppala District, Karnataka: a case study. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, 18, 7–13. https://doi.org/10.58628/JAE-2418-102

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