ICRISAT: Climate change has emerged as the biggest threat to livelihood sustainability of our times, posing an imminent danger to our food security and a challenge for improving agricultural productivity. Presently, scientists are identifying and refi ning the projections of future location specifi c climate scenarios that farmers might have to deal with. In India, annual mean surface air temperature is projected to rise by 1.7°C to 2.0°C by 2030 (INCCA 2010). These projections further imply that there can be a predicted decrease in rainy days in most parts of the Indian subcontinent by 2030. Climate Change projections for the coming 50 to 100 years are alarming. Indian agriculture will have to face these climatic changes in the coming decades.
The semi-arid tropics (SAT) of India already face multiple challenges of low and uncertain rainfall, poor soil fertility, inadequate infrastructure, high population pressure as well as high levels of poverty. The future governments of India must grapple with the changed climate and associated productivity decline while at the same time meeting the demands of increasing productivity in order to feed the increasing population.
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Item Type: Monograph (Documentation) Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change, Policies Subjects: Others > Climate change Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 04:49 Last Modified: 28 May 2012 04:49
Authors: Singh, N P and Bantilan, C S and Byjesh, K. and Murty, M V R (2012) Vulnerability to Climate Change: Adaptation Strategies & Layers of Resilience – Helping communities adapt: Matching climate change perceptions and policy (Policy Brief No. 18). Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru.
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