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Climate Change and Food Security in India: Challenges and Opportunities

Publisher: Irrigation and Drainage

Achieving food and nutritional security in a scenario of degrading natural resources (water, soil, biodiversity) and climate change seems to be a big challenge. Global warming has triggered the melting of glaciers, sea level rise and submergence of islands/coastal areas, and change in rainfall and temperature pattern over the next century is predicted. Such change is bound to affect water, land and biodiversity patterns which will demand a new set of land-use patterns including enterprises, commodities, crops and varieties. Effects of climate change have already started impacting on agricultural productivity in several agroclimatic regions and subregions of India.

Author(s): Gurbachan Singh, Vijay Singh Negi | Views(425)

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