B. KRANTHI KUMARI*, S.V. PRASAD, P.V. SATHYA GOPAL AND G. MOHAN
Department of Agricultural Extension, S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati-517 502
The present study determines the constraints faced by the farmers in adaptability measures to climate variability and suggestions expressed by the farmers to overcome the same in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India. A sample of 120 farmers were selected by random sampling procedure and they were interviewed. The study revealed that a great majority (95.83%) of the farmers perceived price fluctuations in the market, lack of varieties suitable for escaping the terminal drought
(94.16%), high incidence of diseases and pests (91.66%) etc. were the major problems. The suggestions to overcome the problems in adaptability to climate variability were in the following rank order; fixing of minimum support price by the government (91.66%), evolving the varieties which can escape the terminal drought in groundnut, cotton and red gram (87.50%).
Constraints, climate variability, suggestions