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Risk management in rainfed agriculture: an analysis of strategies and adaptations followed by farmers in Madhya Pradesh

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dc.contributor.author Raghavendra, K.J.
dc.contributor.author Suresh, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-27T10:42:10Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-27T10:42:10Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation J. Indian Soc. Agricult. Sci. 88(6):895-901 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.cift.res.in/handle/123456789/4235
dc.description.abstract Madhya Pradesh is the major producer of soybean in India. Being predominantly rainfed, the state faces high risks in its cultivation. The study undertook a primary survey in Madhya Pradesh to analyze the risk perception of farmers, elucidate the strategies followed by farmers to adapt with the risk and to identify the factors influencing their adoption. The results infer that late onset of monsoon, erratic rainfall and pest and diseases were the major risks. The major risks were related to untimely rainfall, drought and biotic factors like diseases and pest. The major adaptation strategies adopted were intercropping (49%), crop insurance (45%), micro irrigation (17%) and varietal diversification (39%). The study discerns need to develop drought tolerant varieties for rainfed regions, low cost micro-irrigation systems, enhanced credit availability to the farmers and promotion of crop insurance to adapt with production risks. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Risk management in rainfed agriculture: an analysis of strategies and adaptations followed by farmers in Madhya Pradesh en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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