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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

Enduring food security in the era of climate change- A review

Author(s):

S Praveena Katharine, G Mariappan and M Suguna Devakumari

Abstract:
Indian agriculture remains vulnerable to the vagaries of weather, and the looming threat of climate change may expose this vulnerability further. Climate change will have far-reaching impacts on crop, livestock and fisheries production, and will change the prevalence of crop pests. Given the serious threats to food security, attention should shift to an action-oriented research agenda. Changing the culture of research to focus on an action agenda, deriving stake holder-driven portfolios of options for farmers, communities and countries, ensuring that adaptation actions are relevant to those most vulnerable to climate change, combining adaptation and mitigation, while ensuring food security, spread of irrigation needs to take place against the backdrop of diminishing ground water reserves, promoting the diversification of agroeco systems to improve their adaptability to changing climate patterns and help endure food security.

Pages: 706-711  |  1085 Views  177 Downloads

How to cite this article:
S Praveena Katharine, G Mariappan and M Suguna Devakumari. Enduring food security in the era of climate change- A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):706-711.

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