Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 4 (2018)
Farmers’ capacity strengthening and climate advisory services for combating climate change in India
Dr. KC Sivabalan and Dr. S Nithila
Agriculture is highly sensitive to variations in climate. The Indian climate is already changing and these changes have a measurable impact on Indian agricultural economy also. India is a land of small cultivators and 80 per cent of its farmers owning less than 2 ha of land. In other words, the land provides livelihood security for 65 per cent of the people, and the small farmers provide food security for 1 billion people. With large and growing population, emissions of greenhouse gases, India acts both as source of climate change and as a sink for its impacts. There is a national imperative to equip Indian agriculture to be prepared to adapt to climate change. New approaches like Climate Smart Agriculture are the need of the hour which warrants community participation. A recent study conducted in Tamil Nadu state warrants capacity building of clientele and multi stake holder approach to combat climate change.
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Dr. KC Sivabalan and Dr. S Nithila. Farmers’ capacity strengthening and climate advisory services for combating climate change in India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(4S):179-182.