Farmer's Perception on Climate Change and Determinants of Adaptation Measures in Bardiya District, Nepal

Authors : Deelip Jung Ranaa; Dinesh Dhakalb; Jay Prakash Duttab; Ram Chandra Bastakoti

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 12 - December

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A research on farmer's perception on climate change and determinants of adaptation measures in Kalika VDC Bardiya Nepal was done in 2012. Altogether, 60 respondents from the Kalika VDC were randomly selected for the study. Pre-tested semi-structured interview schedule, direct observation, 1 Focus Group Discussion (FGD), 5 Key Informants Interviews (KII) were used to collect the required information. Most of the farmers perceived the change in climate in terms change in rainfall patterns, rainfall duration, onset of monsoon and change in temperature in terms of hotness and coldness. Most of the problems identified from the focus group discussion were related to climate change issues such as delayed rainfall, erratic rainfall, no rainfall in winter season. Use of irrigation practice was ranked as most common local adaptation measure. Similarly, mulching, agro forestry, cooperative vegetable farming and use of drought tolerant varieties were other adaptation measures in study area. Logit regression analysis showed that a unit increase in education level of household head, if household head is male

Keywords : Climate change; adaptation; Logit


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