How to secure gains made in agricultural production under a changing climate

During a recent workshop in India, Regional Program Leader for South Asia, PK Aggarwal discussed agricultural practices that contribute to climate change, and what needs to be changed regarding this. Photo: T. Krupnik (CIMMYT)

While cereal production in India has increased significantly since the mid-1960s as a result of the Green Revolution, securing the gains achieved is becoming more difficult in the context of soaring food and fuel prices, volatile markets, depleting water resources, soil degradation, and the effects of global climate change. To discuss strategies for improving efficiency and resilience of farming systems as a way to ensure sustainable food security, over 400 participants gathered for an in-field stakeholder meeting on ‘Empowering Farmers for Climate Smart Agricultural Practices in Haryana’ in Taraori, Karnal, India, on 28 September 2012. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) South Asia program, and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) organized the event, among others. 

Read more about what strategies and efforts are needed to secure the gains made in agricultural production while adapting to climate change on CIMMYT’s blog.

Read related article from the seminar: Farmers should follow latest farm practices: Expert

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