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Climate Change Modelling, Planning and Policy for Agriculture

  • Anil Kumar Singh
  • Jagdish Chander Dagar
  • Ayyanadar Arunachalam
  • Gopichandran R
  • Kirit Nanubhai Shelat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. J. P. Mishra, Ayyanadar Arunachalam
    Pages 13-24
  3. S. Mohanty, Tipu Sultan, D. K. Panda, Ashwani Kumar
    Pages 31-38
  4. M. Mohanty, Nishant K. Sinha, Sangeeta Lenka, K. M. Hati, J. Somasundaram, R. Saha et al.
    Pages 39-44
  5. Deodas T. Meshram, V. T. Jadhav, S. D. Gorantiwar, Ram Chandra
    Pages 67-77
  6. S. K. Jena, A. Kumar, P. S. Brahmanand, A. Mishra, N. Sahoo, D. U. Patil
    Pages 93-98
  7. Mausumi Raychaudhuri, D. K. Panda, Ashwani Kumar, S. K. Srivastava, P. S. B. Anand, S. Raychaudhuri et al.
    Pages 99-107
  8. Naveen Kumar Cheripelly, Raghava Reddy Chandri
    Pages 109-118
  9. S. R. Gupta, R. Jangra, J. C. Dagar
    Pages 119-140
  10. J. C. Bhatt, R. Arunkumar, J. Stanley
    Pages 167-178
  11. S. D. Gorantiwar, Y. V. N. Krishnamoorthy, D. S. Pandit, A. K. Joshi, S. Das
    Pages 199-217
  12. Mamta Gautam, Anil Kumar Singh
    Pages 219-231
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 245-245

About this book

Introduction

It is well known that the impacts of climate change are tangible and hence there can be no debate about the need for appropriate adaptation measures, on a priority basis. However, it is equally important to recognize the fact that adaptation measures actually represent a dynamic synthesis of interventions pertaining to multiple systems. These are particularly of water, soil characteristics, genotypic and phenotypic variations and their expressions, age-correlated biochemical changes aligned with planting schedules and favorable weather/climate conditions. Nutrients, occurrence and distribution of associated vegetation including crop mixes also influence productivity. The overarching aspect of farming practice wields significant influence on the outcome and hence it is important to be clear about the particular focus of the investigations being carried out and reported in a suitable manner.  It is essential to recognize that scientific research in agriculture in India has always produced valuable results of direct relevance to her people. Importantly, preparedness to tackle disasters due to inclement weather system has prominently featured on the agenda. The recent focus on climate change and impacts has provided the necessary impetus to reorganize the framework of investigation to capture the specifics of such impacts. In this context, the importance of micro climate variations too viz-a-viz the larger scales of impacts cannot be overemphasized.  It will be useful to also help characterize natural variations versus artificially induced variations, helping us understand the complexities of individual and synergistic impacts too. Obviously, the limits and limitations of models could determine the spread and depth of the outcomes of investigations. Empirical evidences to reinforce assumptions have to also be documented with utmost care; guided by an understanding of the limits of tolerance, limiting factors, and the precautionary principle especially in the public policy interface. The present volume therefore, showcases these strands with the fond hope that they will stimulate further thinking and enable appropriate action.

Keywords

Climate resilience Community management Crop modeling Environmental sustainability Mitigation strategies

Editors and affiliations

  • Anil Kumar Singh
    • 1
  • Jagdish Chander Dagar
    • 2
  • Ayyanadar Arunachalam
    • 3
  • Gopichandran R
    • 4
  • Kirit Nanubhai Shelat
    • 5
  1. 1.RVS Krishi Vishwa VidayalayaGwaliorIndia
  2. 2.Central Soil Salinity Research InstituteKarnalIndia
  3. 3.Indian Council of Agricultural ResearchNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Vigyan PrasarNoidaIndia
  5. 5.NCCSDAhmedabadIndia

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