Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security

Rao, A V R K and Wani, S P (2016) Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security. In: Capacity Building for Climate Smart Agriculture. BS Publications, Hyderabad, pp. 27-52. ISBN 9789352300938

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Evidences over the past few decades show that significant changes in climate are taking place all over the world as a result of enhanced human activities in deforestation, emission of various greenhouse gases, and indiscriminate use of fossil fuels. Global atmospheric concentration of CO2 has increased from preindustrial level of 280 parts per million (ppm) to 400 ppm in 2014. Global projections indicate higher temperature of 1.5 to 4.5°C by the year 2050, as a result of enhanced greenhouse gases. Climate change predictions for India indicate that warming is likely to be above the global mean and fewer very cold days are very likely. Frequency of intense rainfall events and winds associated with tropical cyclones are likely to increase...

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change impact, Agriculture, Food security, Groundnut, Pigeonpea, Food Grain, Crops, Greenhouse Gases, Climate Variability, Climate Resilience, Climate Smart Agriculture
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Soil Science
Others > Watershed Management
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2016 04:18
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 04:32
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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