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Farmers’ Knowledge on Climate Change Effects in Agriculture

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DOI: 10.4236/as.2019.103031    1,499 Downloads   3,141 Views Citations

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The major objectives of the study were to determine farmers’ knowledge on climate change effects in agriculture and to identify the factors that influenced farmers’ knowledge on climate change effects in agriculture. The study was conducted in four villages under Kazipur upazila of Sirajgonj district. Data were collected by using interview schedule from randomly selected 113 respondents during 1st January to 30th January, 2018. The findings revealed that an overwhelming majority (78.8%) of the respondents had medium to high knowledge on climate change effects in agriculture. Among eight selected characteristics, extension media contact, training received, organizational participation, and cosmopoliteness had significant positive contribution to the farmers’ knowledge on climate change effects in agriculture. It is recommended that to increase farmers’ knowledge on climate change effects initiative should be taken to improve farmers’ knowledge through more involving with organization, extension media and program.

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Islam, M. , Kabir, M. , Ali, M. , Sultana, M. and Mahasin, M. (2019) Farmers’ Knowledge on Climate Change Effects in Agriculture. Agricultural Sciences, 10, 386-394. doi: 10.4236/as.2019.103031.

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