Farmers Decision Options

Discussions with farmers of Kurnool and Anantapur were initiated with rapid appraisal survey jointly conducted by us in collaboration with the Regional Agriculture Research Station (RARS) scientists. These discussions with farmers were mainly aimed at understanding their perceptions on climate variability, seasonal rainfall dependent cropping management options, and availability and use of rainfall forecast information. Summary of key decisions which some of the farmers proposed to take based on the forecast information are listed in Table 17.2.

Fig. 17.11. a Chickpea yield as affected by rainfall in ENSO phases during 1950-2001 in Kurnool; b post-rainy sorghum as affected by rainfall in ENSO phases during 1950-2001 in Kurnool

Fig. 17.11. a Chickpea yield as affected by rainfall in ENSO phases during 1950-2001 in Kurnool; b post-rainy sorghum as affected by rainfall in ENSO phases during 1950-2001 in Kurnool

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