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Project Details

 
   

Objectives

  • To undertake strategic and applied research on climate change adaptation and mitigation.  

  • To validate, demonstrate and assess the impact of climate resilient technologies on farmers' fields.

  • To strengthen the capacity of scientists, farmers and other stakeholders on climate resilient agriculture.

Output

  • Climate resilient technologies have been developed viz., climate smart crop varieties/cultivars tolerant to abiotic stresses in rice, wheat, maize, pigeonpea, blackgram, greengram, tomato, onion; livestock breeds and management practices to bring climate resilience in agriculture.

  • State of the art, climate change research facilities have been established at several institutes across the country to carry out research on the impact of climate change and develop climate resilient technologies.

  • Prepared district level risk assessment of Indian agriculture to climate change (572 rural districts).

  • ICAR along with NARS has developed District Agriculture Contingency Plans for 650 districts in India and is being updated regularly.

  • GHG inventory for agriculture sector in the country is being prepared by standardization of the techniques for measurement of GHG emissions in different cropping, and marine ecosystems and   estimates of carbon sequestration potential through major agro-forestry systems in the country.

  • Total C stock available in different carbon pools under agro-forestry systems in the country has been estimated. It was estimated that agro-forestry area in the country (7.45 m. ha) has CO2 sequestration potential of 22.41 million tones.

  • A nation-wide pest surveillance and monitoring system has been put in place for all the target crops for major pests and diseases wherein real time incidence is being monitored along with weather parameters to build pest warning models.

  • Tomato grafted on brinjal root stocks to withstand drought and flood have been standardized for different locations with location specific root stocks.

  • Using climate analogues approach identified suitable regions for growing different species of spices in the future climate change scenario.

  • Characterized livestock germplasm for improved breeds to heat stress, shelter and nutrient management technologies for livestock to reduce GHG emissions and to cope with weather aberrations.

  • Relative vulnerability assessment of Indian marine fishes to climate change has been completed using impact and adaptation attributes. Mitigation options to combat vulnerability of the marine species have been demonstrated.

Outcome


      Enhanced resilience of agricultural production in vulnerable regions of the country.

       

 
       

 

   
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