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Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture: A Case of Farmers’ Perception in Rural Punjab, Pakistan

Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture: A Case of Farmers’ Perception in Rural Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Yaseen1, Muhammad Luqman1*, Sheer Abbas2, Usman Saleem1, Abdul-Gafar Ahmed3 and Muhammad Salman Aslam1

1College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan; 2University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; 3Department of Agri. Economics & Extension Services, Faculty of Agriculture, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Nigeria.

*Correspondence | Muhammad Luqman, University of Sargodha, Pakistan; Email: 


Climate change is a global issue and becoming severe day by day. Pakistan is developing country, which is also affected by climate change and has no proper resources to hand over these problems creating through change in climate. While Pakistan is country in which agriculture plays as a role of backbone for their economy because a sufficient amount of population connected direct or indirect to this sector. According to Davidson, humans for their improvement in quality life and economical purposes basically cause climate change. We can observe change in climate easily by increasing temperature and irregular pattern of rains. Agriculture and climate have strong relation with each other. So, the agriculture should develop continuously with ever growing population. However, crop productivity of major cereal crops is adversely affected due to weather changing conditions. Farmers have not appropriate resources to recover these gaps produced by climate changes. This study makes an attempt to check farmers’ awareness regarding climate. It also inspects the inferences of climate change on major cereal crops like wheat, maize and rice at district level. It is expected that majority of crops under consideration to be harmfully affected by increasing temperature and irregular rainfalls. It is also observed and categorized the sources through information are collected by farmers about changing in climate conditions. In this study, local adaption practices and strategies, private and government institutional support and efforts, national adaption policies and strategies are also surveyed at different scale.

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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture


Vol.39, Iss. 1, Pages 1-297


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