Climate Change Vulnerability in Agriculture Sector: Indexing and Mapping of Four Southern Indian States

Quaderni - Working Paper DSE N° 966

34 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2014

See all articles by Dr. Gummadi Sridevi

Dr. Gummadi Sridevi

University of Hyderabad - School of Economics

Amalendu Jyotishi

Amrita University - School of Business; Ohio University Christ College Academy for Management Education

Sushanta Mahapatra

University of Bologna - Department of Economics

G. Jagadeesh

University of Hyderabad - School of Economics

Satyasiba Bedamatta

Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC)

Date Written: October 1, 2014

Abstract

Agriculture is the sector most vulnerable to climate change due to its high dependence on climate and weather conditions. Climate change is a main challenge for agriculture, food security and rural livelihoods for millions of people in India. Among India’s population of more than one billion people, about 68% are directly or indirectly involved in the agricultural sector. This sector is particularly vulnerable to present-day climate variability. In this paper an attempt is made to map and analyze the vulnerability to climate change in different districts of four south Indian states: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. We have taken five sources of vulnerability indicators: socio-demographic, climatic, agricultural, occupational and common property resources vulnerabilities to compute the composite vulnerability index. The composite vulnerability index suggests that, Adilabad, Chamarajanagar, Thiruvarur and Kasaragod are the most vulnerable districts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively, whereas Hyderabad, Belgaum, Thoothukkudi, Kottayam are the least vulnerable districts.

Keywords: Vulnerability, agriculture, climate change

JEL Classification: Q54, I31, H84

Suggested Citation

Sridevi, Dr. Gummadi and Jyotishi, Amalendu and Mahapatra, Sushanta and Jagadeesh, G. and Bedamatta, Satyasiba, Climate Change Vulnerability in Agriculture Sector: Indexing and Mapping of Four Southern Indian States (October 1, 2014). Quaderni - Working Paper DSE N° 966. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2503834 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2503834

Dr. Gummadi Sridevi (Contact Author)

University of Hyderabad - School of Economics ( email )

Gachibowli
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500046
India

Amalendu Jyotishi

Amrita University - School of Business ( email )

Kasavanahalli
Carmelaram P:O:
Bangalore, 560035
India

Ohio University Christ College Academy for Management Education ( email )

Christ College Campus
Bangalore
India

Sushanta Mahapatra

University of Bologna - Department of Economics ( email )

Strada Maggiore 45
Bologna, 40125
Italy

G. Jagadeesh

University of Hyderabad - School of Economics ( email )

Gachibowli
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500046
India

Satyasiba Bedamatta

Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) ( email )

Nagarbhavi PO
Bangalore, 560072
India

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
173
Abstract Views
776
rank
173,201
PlumX Metrics