To enhance the resilience of Indian agriculture covering crops, livestock and fisheries to climatic variability and climate change through development and application of improved production & risk management technologies.
To demonstrate site specific technology packages on farmers’ fields for adapting to current climate risks.
Critical assessment of different crops/zones in the country for vulnerability to climatic stresses and extreme events, in particular, intra seasonal variability of rainfall.
Installation of the state-of-the-art equipment like flux towers for measurement of green house gases in large field areas to understand the impact of management practices and contribute data on emissions as national responsibility.
Rapid and large scale screening of crop germplasm including wild relatives for drought and heat tolerance through phenomics platforms for quick identification of promising lines and early development and release of heat/drought tolerant varieties.
Comprehensive field evaluation of new and emerging approaches of paddy cultivation like aerobic rice and SRI for their contribution to reduce the GHG emissions and water saving.
Special attention to livestock and fishery sectors including aquaculture which have not received enough attention in climate change research in the past. In particular, the documentation of adaptive traits in indigenous breeds is the most useful step.
Thorough understanding of crop-pest/pathogen relationship and emergence of new biotypes due to climate change.
Selection of promising crop genotypes and livestock breeds with greater tolerance to climatic stress.
Existing best bet practices for climate resilience demonstrated in 100 vulnerable districts.
Infrastructure at key research institutes for climatic change research strengthened
Adequately trained scientific man power to take up climate change research in the country and empowered farmers to cope with climate variability Outcome.
Enhanced resilience of agricultural production in vulnerable regions of the country.
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