Vulnerability of dairy based livelihoods to climate variability and change- A study of Western Ghat Region- Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India 

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.9123    | Article Id: B-3246 | Page : 1378-1382
Citation :- Vulnerability of dairy based livelihoods to climate variability and change- A study of Western Ghat Region- Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India .Indian Journal of Animal Research.2018.(52):1378-1382

Aparna Radhakrishnan, Jancy Gupta and R. DileepKumar

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Dairy Extension Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001, Haryana, India.

Submitted Date : 19-05-2016
Accepted Date : 27-09-2016


This study examines vulnerability of dairy based livelihoods to climate change applying index based approach underlying the principles of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), using 28 indicators to construct an overall Livelihood Vulnerability Index (LVI) to climate change, an important step in evolving appropriate adaptation strategies to climate change. Detailed house hold level data of dairy based livelihoods of Ratnagiri region of Western Ghats were collected through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and personal interviews from 180 randomly selected farmers of three talukas of Ratnagiri district complemented by thirty years of gridded weather data and other secondary data sources. The analysis revealed that the dairy farmers of Lanja taluka were most vulnerable among those of Ratnagiri district.The index score of dairy based livelihoods of Lanja taluka was negative with overall value -4.17 with 48% farmers having high level of vulnerability. 


Climate change Livelihoods Livelihood vulnerability Milk Participatory rural appraisal


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