Map­ping agro-eco­log­i­cal im­pacts of cli­mate change in In­dia

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In­dia is the 13th most vul­ner­a­ble coun­try to cli­mate change. Since more than 60 per cent of its agri­cul­ture is rain­fed and it hosts 33 per cent of the world's poor, cli­mate change will have sig­nif­i­cant im­pacts

on the food and nu­tri­tional se­cu­rity of the coun­try. The Cen­tre for Science and En­vi­ron­ment re­cently re­leased a com­pre­hen­sive book—

Ris­ing­totheCall:Prac­tice­sofGoodCli­mate ChangeA­dap­ta­tion­inIn­dia—

that maps cli­mate change im­pacts on var­i­ous agro-eco­log­i­cal zones in In­dia. The re­port also doc­u­ments com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives to adapt to cli­mate change.

ex­tracts a se­ries of maps from the book that cap­tures cli­mate change im­pacts



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