This book revolves around interventions to minimize crop losses due to global warming and climate change across the Country. In that respect, the contributions emerged based on research findings from different parts of the Country in the ICAR and SAUs system are noteworthy, unique and innovative.
He served as Professor & Head, Department of Agricultural Meteorology, Associate Dean, College of Horticulture, Associate Director of Research and Special Officer, Academy of Climate Change Education and Research, Comptroller and Coordinator (Finance), Kerala Agricultural University before his superannuation from KAU service on 29-07-2012. Later, he took up assignment as Consultant Professor, Centre for Animal Adaptation to Environment and Climate Change Studies, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from 01-04-2013 to 30-09-2016. Had short term assignment as International Agrometeorologist in a World Bank aided Project on Climate Resilience, MoALM&C, Govt. of Nepal in 2018.
Instrumental in establishment of “Academy of Climate Change Education and Research (ACCER)” in Kerala Agricultural University and launched unique and innovate dual degree program in Climate Change Adaptation (B.Sc. – M.Sc. dual degree program of five year duration) after plus two. It is the first of its kind in India. It is a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional program. Instrumental in establishment of “Centre for Animal Adaptation to Environment and Climate Change Studies (CAADECCS)” in Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and launched unique and innovative Ph.D. program in “Climate Change and Animal Agriculture” during the Academic year 2015-16 in addition to Two P.G. Diploma Courses (one year duration) in Climate Services for Veterinary Students and for general science stream students.
Dr.V. Uma Maheswara Rao (VUM Rao) had his post-graduation from the Department of Meteorology and Oceanography, Andhra University, Waltair. He obtained his Ph.D in Agricultural Meteorology in 1981and had a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship during 1982-83. He joined in CCS HAU service as Assistant Climatologist/Assistant Professor in 1983 and served the Department of Agricultural Meteorology in various capacities. He was the Professor and Head in CCS HAU before he joined as Principal Scientist in ICAR System and retired as Project Coordinator (AICRP on Agricultural Meteorology), Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 2016. The prestigious Choudary Devi lal ICAR best AICRPAM award was obtained under his dynamic leadership as the Project Co-ordinator (Agricultural Meteorology) in 2014.
Dr. D.V. Subba Rao obtained B.Sc(Ag) in 1980 and M.Sc.(Ag) in Agricultural Economics in 1982 from ANGRAU. He was an ICSSR Doctoral Fellow at Institute of Economic Growth during 1988-93. He obtained Ph.D. from the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi in 1995 under the supervision of Professor Kanchan Chopra and Professor V.N. Pandit. He has been awarded with Jawaharlal Nehru Award, ICAR, Professor Chablani Memorial Prize, University of Delhi and Vetiver Network Award of World Bank for his research contributions. He joined as research assistant in 1983 in the same university and is working for more than three decades in various capacities. At present, he is holding the NABARD Chair Professor at Agricultural College, Bapatla, ANGRAU, Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, he worked as Professor & University Head in the Department of Agricultural Economics, and Hon Director, Cost of Cultivation Scheme at College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.
2. Rainfall Variability across India
3. Climate Change and Food Security
4. Climate Change: Extreme Events, Causes and Effects on Agriculture and Farmers Economy
5. Climate Risk Management in smallholder farming systems in the Semiarid Tropics
6. Climate Change and Agriculture: Experiences in Kerala
7. Practicing Smart Agriculture in Tamil Nadu
8. Climate Resilient Agriculture in Karnataka
9. Climate Change and Agriculture: Experiences in North Karnataka
10. Climate Change and Agriculture in Andhra Pradesh
11. Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies for Maharashtra
12. Climate Change and Rice Cultivation over Konkan Region of Maharashtra: A case study
13. Climate Resilient Agriculture in Chhattisgarh
14. Climate and Agriculture in Gujarat: Retrospective and Prospective View
15. Haryana Towards Climate Resilient Agriculture
16. Climate Resilient Agriculture – Punjab Scenario
17. Climate Change Impacts in Agriculture over Jammu and Kashmir
18. Climate Change and Agriculture Scenario in Temperate and Cold Arid Region
19. Climate Resilient Agriculture in Himachal Pradesh
20. Climate Change and Bihar Agriculture: Assessment, Projection and Risk Management
21. Climate Resilient Agriculture in Jharkhand
22. Climate Change Mitigation Strategies in North Eastern Region
23. Rice Genotypes through Modeling under Projected Climate Change in Eastern India
24. Climate Change Impacts on Soil Microflora and Fauna
25. Importance of Monitoring Weather Parameters in Crop Insurance Schemes
26. Strategies for Improved Agro-advisory Services to Farmers
27. Agrometeorological Products in Agroadvisory Services
28. Geospatial Technologies for Impact Assessment of Extreme Weather Events on Agriculture
29. Role of Satellites in Climate Change Monitoring
30. NABARD’s Initiatives and Interventions in Climate Change
31. Climate change and Sorghum Productivity in India
32. Impacts of Climate change on Indian Wheat Production