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CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security This report summarises the results of a household survey of the CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) carried out in the Vaishali. It was carried

BY: Trishala Singh
Original Source / Author: CCAFS and CGIAR 08 Jan, 2018
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CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security 

This report summarises the results of a household survey of the CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) carried out in the Vaishali. It was carried out with an objective to better understand the baseline characteristics of farm families, changes in farming practices over the last 10 years, household livelihood sources, and household food security and asset profiles, among others. Vaishali district lies in Bihar state, a northeastern part of the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP). Bihar is the third most populous state in India, and major crops in this district are wheat, paddy rice, maize, vegetables, potatoes and oil crops. Most of the farmers integrate crop production with livestock. The survey data shows that around half of Vaishali households receive absolutely no climate or weather-related information. The households that are receiving it are getting it via radio, TV, government department (agricultural extension), friends/relatives and newspaper. They are receiving forecasts about extreme events, pest or disease outbreaks, start of the rains, and extended (2-3 month) weather forecasts. The study has found that the adaptability index is relatively high in Vaishali, as 87% of households made more than 10 changes in their farming practices over the last decade
 

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