Climate change and Dryland stresses, Abiotic Stresses, Biotic Stresses, Development Pathways, Policy & Institutions, Nutrition
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
10 Jan 20
Actionable policies to make Indian agriculture climate-resilient
Climate-resilient agriculture, Sustainable agriculture, Food crops, Land degradation, Environmental challenges, Agri-food systems, Nutritional security, Biennial Update Report, UNFCC, Green house gas
Climate change is one of the most extreme challenges Indian agriculture is facing today and will have to deal with in future. There have been overwhelming and growing scientific evidences to establish that the world is getting warmer due to climate change and such increasing weather variabilities and worsening extremes will impact the agriculture sector more and more adversely. The growth story of Indian agriculture since the days of food scarcity (in the mid-1960s) to the present satisfactory production level of food grains has been very impressive. In these efforts, land degradation and environmental challenges have however emerged to thwart sustainability of agri-food systems.