Title: Study on impact assessment of climate change on the social and economic status of farmers in Dharampur Block of District Solan of Himachal Pradesh

Authors: Bhavika Sharma

Addresses: Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Conifer Campus, Panthaghati, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Pin code 171009, India

Abstract: The study is a comprehensive research on how do the various climatic parameters affect the social and economic status of farmers. The study is based on the stratified random sampling technique. The effects of change of the climatic factors are studied on the fruit crops, vegetable crops and agricultural crops along with the effect on livestock. The aim of this study is to determine whether or not, climate has had a detrimental effect on the choice of crop, usage of pesticides, and various adaptation techniques followed by the farmers. There has been a reduction in the quantity of trees, grasses and crop residue available as fodder. The yield of fruit trees has been hampered in the last 20 years. The agricultural crops have also witnessed the effect of climate change.

Keywords: climate change; agriculture; pesticides; diseases; farmers; India; environmental issues; environmental impact assessment; EIA; social status; economic status; fruit crops; vegetable crops; agricultural crops; livestock; crop choices; pesticide usage; adaptation techniques; grasses; crop residue; fodder; fruit trees.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2016.076943

International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 2016 Vol.15 No.3, pp.269 - 279

Received: 06 May 2014
Accepted: 12 Jul 2014

Published online: 08 Jun 2016 *

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