Global warming has led to climate change which in turn has led to frequent occurrence of floods, droughts, and cold and heat waves, affecting the productivity of food grain in a large measure. This book studies the effects of regional climate change on the agriculture sector in different states of India.
The book also discusses the impact of global warming on the agriculture sector across the world and describes in particular how climate change/variability is affecting rainfall, temperature and land in various states of India. It also suggests adaptation techniques which can be evolved to neutralize the adverse effects of climate change. Besides, the text explains the need for weather risk management, agromet advisory services, weather insurance, and the principles and practices of integrated watershed management through a consortium of approaches for mitigating the adverse impact of climate change in the semi-arid tropics.
This book, with contributions from experts in the field and edited by academics who are authority on the subject, should prove to be extremely useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Agriculture, planners, policy makers and administrators.
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About the Author
V.U.M. Rao (PhD) is Principal Scientist (Agrometeorology) at CRIDA, Hyderabad. Earlier, he was Head of the Department, Agrometeorology, Chaudhari Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Haryana. A life member of many scientific associations, he has published more than a hundred articles and contributed chapters in several books.
Rao, G.S.L.H.V. Prasada
G.S.L.H.V. Prasada Rao (PhD) is Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Meteorology, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Thrissur, Kerala, and Associate Director of Research, KAU. Earlier, he was Associate Dean, College of Horticulture; and Director (Academic and PG studies) of KAU. Professor Prasada Rao has three decades of experience in teaching, research and extension work in agricultural meterology. He has authored a number of books and published more than 150 reseach papers and articles.
G.G.S.N. Rao (PhD) is Project Coordinator of the All India Coordinated Research Project on Agrometeorology at Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Santhosh Nagar, Hyderabad. He is associated as Principal Investigator with the National Network Project on Impact of Climate Change, and two other projects on National Facility of Agromet Data-bank at CRIDA, and Utilization of Agroclimatic Information for Agrodiversity.
Table of ContentsPreface
1. Weather Extremes and Food Security—G.S.L.H.V. Prasada Rao
2. Regional Climate Change Impacts in India—G.G.S.N. Rao, A.V.M.S. Rao, M. Vanaja, V.U.M. Rao and Y.S. Ramakrishna
3. Climate Change and Agriculture over Kerala—G.S.L.H.V. Prasada Rao, D. Alexander, K.N. Krishnakumar and C.S. Gopakumar
4. Climate Change and Agriculture over Tamil Nadu—V. Geethalakshmi and Ga. Dheebakaran
5. Climate Change and Agriculture over Karnataka—M.B. Rajegowda, B.T. Ravindrababu, N.A. Janardhanagowda and N. Jagadeesh
6. Climate Change and Agriculture over Northern Karnataka—H. Venkatesh, K. Krishna Kumar, S.G. Aski and S.N. Kulkarni
7. Climate Change and Agriculture over Andhra Pradesh—D. Raji Reddy, G. Sreenivas and N.R.G. Varma
8. Weather Hazards on Crops over Maharashtra—R.N. Sabale
9. Climate Change and Agriculture over Maharashtra—D.D. Mokashi, J.D. Jadhav, and J.R. Kadam
10. Climate Change and Agriculture over Chhattisgarh—A.S.R.A.S. Sastri, Somnath Choudhary and Sanjeev Malaiya
11. Climate Change and Agriculture over Orissa—S. Pasupalak
12. Climate Change and Agriculture over Gujarat—Vyas Pandey and H.R. Patel
13. Climate Change and Rainfed Agro-ecosystems over Madhya Pradesh—K.K. Agrawal, S.D. Upadhyay and A.P. Upadhyay
14. Climate Change and Agriculture over West Bengal—Saon Bannerjee and S.A. Khan
15. Climate Variability and Crop Production over the Arid Rajasthan—A.S. Rao
16. Climate Change and Agriculture over Eastern Uttar Pradesh—Padmakar Tripathi and A.K. Singh
17. Climate Change and Agriculture over Assam—K.K. Nath and R.L. Deka
18. Implications of Climatic Change for Sustainable Agriculture in Haryana—Diwan Singh, Surender Singh and V.U.M. Rao
19. Climate Change and Agriculture over Uttarakhand—S.K. Tripathi and B. Chintamanie
20. Climate Change and Agriculture over Punjab—Prabhjyot-Kaur and S.S. Hundal
21. Climate Change and Temperate Horticulture over Himachal Pradesh—Mohan Singh Jangra and I.M. Sharma
22. Climate Change and Agriculture over Jammu and Kashmir—M.K. Khushu, Mahender Singh and Anil Sharma
23. Weather Risk Management and Weather Insurance—G.S.L.H.V. Prasada Rao, V.U.M. Rao and G.G.S.N. Rao