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Deforestation, Climate Change and Sustainable Nutrition Security: A Case Study of India

Publisher: Climatic Change, KluwerAcademic Publishers.

Wheat and rice are the most important crops from the point of view of maintaining a sustainable nutrition security system for India, a country whose population may reach one billion by the year 2000. The implications of climate change deriving from tropical deforestation, particularly as concerns temperature and precipitation, with reference to the yield of wheat and rice in different parts of India are hence being studied carefully. Any possible positive gain arising from increased CO 2 concentration is likely to be offset by the yield decline induced by higher temperature and shorter growing period.

Author(s): S.K. Sinha, M. S Swaminathan | Views(498)

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