Title

Evaluating the determinants of perceived drought resilience: An empirical analysis of farmers' survival capabilities in drought-prone regions of South India

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Elsevier

Place of Publication

Amsterdam

Editor(s)

V. Ratna Reddy, Geoffrey J. Syme

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

19078

Comments

Originally published as: Ranjan, R., Pradhan, D., Reddy, R., & Syme, G. (2015). Evaluating the determinants of perceived drought resilience: An empirical analysis of farmers' survival capabilities in drought-prone regions of South India. In V.R. Reddy & G. Syme (Eds.), Integrated Assessment of Scale Impacts of Watershed Intervention: Assessing Hydrological and Bio-physical Influences on Livelihoods (pp. 253-287). Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780128000670. Available here.

Abstract

Global climate change is contributing to more frequent and more intense droughts. Several studies point to the disastrous consequences of prolonged droughts on farming. Developing countries, such as India, are particularly vulnerable to climate change and within such economies, the farming communities in rainfed regions are especially vulnerable to prolonged droughts. In such conditions, the threat of repeated droughts poses significant challenges to farmers’ survival capabilities. This is underlined by the increasing incidence of suicide by farmers in rural India - the number of suicides between 2001and 2005 was a little less than 100,000

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-12-800067-0.00008-6

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