Climate change and Dryland stresses, Abiotic Stresses, Diversification, Market Access and Value Chains, Development Pathways, Policy & Institutions
Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Small millets, Sorghum, Finger millet
Farming Systems, Cropping Systems, Crops and Livestock Systems, Livelihood Systems
Dynamic modelling to help improve farm output
Crop Modelling, ICAR, System Dynamics Modelling, Value Chains, Socio-Economic Systems, Livestock Value Chain, ILRI, CSIRO, Sorghum-Dairy Model
Dr Shalander Kumar
Can policy makers ‘see’ the outcomes of their decisions even before implementing them? Researchers at the ICRISAT and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) are trying to make it happen with the click of a mouse. A small group of scientists are working to support policy makers in ways not attempted before in Indian agriculture, through an approach called System Dynamics Modelling (SDM). The computer-based models of agricultural value chains built through this approach can simulate scenarios in complex socio-economic systems.
Innovation systems for the Drylands, Systems Analysis for Climate Smart Agriculture