Climate is a vital factor that influences land use, crop quality, its productivity as well as all the other of agricultural systems. The significant impact of climate change is visible on human societies and natural ecosystems around the world. This impact will be more severe on agriculture if global warming continues. As per estimates of IPCC (2014), the agriculture, forestry and other land use contributes 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions need to be reduced to avoid the serious impact of climate change using mitigation measures and adaptation strategies. Currently, unreliable and seasonal variations in weather have emerged as a serious challenge for sustainability influencing vegetation, biodiversity, livestock, soil, water, and other natural resources. In the last decade, more occurrence of extreme weather events affected farming community directly in their agricultural growth. The matter is of great concern to country like India, which require more produce from rainfed fields and shrinking crop land. To understand the problems occurring due to climate change, concerted efforts are required for mitigation and adaptation to reduce the vulnerability of rainfed agriculture and making it resilient. Agricultural output as well as the livelihood of people who depend on it, are particularly vulnerable to climate change, and it is important that we assess adaptation mechanisms to reduce these vulnerabilities. These practices should play a vital role to reduce GHG emissions by improving efficiency of farm inputs and others like agroforestry interventions for green agricultural technologies. Similarly, adoption of conservation agriculture, suitable cultivars, changing sowing dates, irrigation scheduling, and recycling waste water and solid waste in agriculture are some of the options for developing climate resilient agriculture. The book has been divided into major heads as: Climate Change and Indian Agriculture, Climate Change Management Strategies in Agriculture, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Indian Agriculture, New Technologies in relation to Climate Change and with contribution from major research institutes, universities by eminent scientists, faculty members the book will fit into the needs of all concerns.
Climate Change and Indian Agriculture 1. Impact of Climate Change on Indian Agriculture B. Venkateswarlu 2. Climate Change, El Niño, Monsoon and Impact on Crops in India A. Kashyapi and Surabhi Purohit 3. Current Status and Future Climate Projections of Madhya Pradesh Lokendra Thakkar and Ram Ratan Simaiya 4. Managing Atmospheric Stressors Forced Challenges in Agriculture under Future Climate S. K. Bal, P. Suresh Kumar, Y. Singh, N. More and P. S. Minhas Climate Change Management Strategies in Agriculture 5. Water Management in Relation to Climate Change Anil Kumar Singh 6. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies in Rainfed Agriculture Ch. Srinivasa Rao, K.A. Gopinath, G. Venkatesh and M.P. Jain 7. Weed Management in Conservation Agricultural Systems A. R. Sharma and K . K. Barman 8. Scoping Agroforestry: Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change Babita Bohra and Navin Sharma 9. Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification in Madhya Pradesh Raj Gupta and Nikhil Kumar Singh 10. Response of Organic Agriculture to Climate Change Manish Bhan, S. S. Tomar and K. K. Agrawal Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Indian Agriculture 11. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Rice and its Mitigation Strategies P. Bhattacharyya, K.S. Roy, Ch. K. Swain and A. K. Nayak New Technologies in Relation to Climate Change 12. Low Carbon Technologies in Indian Agriculture H. Pathak 13. Weather Index based Insurance for Risk Management in Agriculture P. Vijaya Kumar and V.U.M. Rao 14. Agromet Advisory Services and Its Importance in Climate Change Scenarios K. K. Singh 15. Wastewater: A Wealth in the Face of Water Scarcity Due to Climate Change P. Dey