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British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, ISSN: 2231-0843,Vol.: 20, Issue.: 5

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What’s the Benefit of Adaptation to Climate Change? Application of Partial Budgeting for the Rice Growers of Eastern Himalaya in India

 

Dayohimi Rymbai1*, Sheikh Mohammad Feroze1, Ram Singh1 and Lala I. P. Ray2

1Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Post Graduate Studies, Central Agricultural University, Umiam, India.

2Department of Agronomy, College of Post Graduate Studies, Central Agricultural University, Umiam, India.

Article Information
Editor(s):
(1) Teresa De Pilli, University of Foggia, Department of Science of Agriculture of Food of Environment (SAFE), Via Napoli, 25; 71100 Foggia, Italy.
Reviewers:
(1) Antipas T. S. Massawe, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
(2) Ndoh Mbue Innocent, University of Douala, Cameroon.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/18925

Abstracts

The objective of the present study was to estimate the cost of adaptation to climate change incurred by the rice growers in Eastern Himalaya (EH) in India. A sample total of 120 cereal farmers were surveyed in Senapati district of Manipur and East Sikkim district of Sikkim in EH. Two main adaptation strategies i.e., changing the transplanting time of rice (Strategy 1) and changing the transplanting and harvesting time (Strategy 2) of rice were widely adopted by the farmers. The cost and benefit of these adaptation strategies were estimated using partial budgeting technique. The cost of rice cultivation has increased by 8505.63/ha and 6374.29/ha in case of the adopters of Strategy 1 and Strategy 2 and the cost was mainly incurred on farm labour. The net benefit realized by the adopters of both the strategies was 1329.30/ha and 1568.67/ha, only, respectively. The strategies adopted were in response to the change in timing of rainfall. Hence, the study recommended the planned interventions of the State Governments through farm mechanization, construction of water harvesting and minor irrigation facilities are the urgent need in the study area.

Keywords :

Climate change; Eastern Himalaya; adaptation strategy; partial budgeting.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2017/33216

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