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Climate Change Modelling, Planning and Policy for Agriculture free pdf It is well known that the impacts of climate change are tangible and hence there can be no debate about the need for appropriate adaptation measures, on a priority basis. However, it is equally important to recognize the fact that adaptation measures actually represent a dynamic synthesis of interventions pertaining to multiple systems. These are particularly of water, soil characteristics, genotypic and phenotypic variations and their expressions, age-correlated biochemical changes aligned with planting schedules and favorable weather/climate conditions. Nutrients, occurrence and distribution of associated vegetation including crop mixes also influence productivity. The overarching aspect of farming practice wields significant influence on the outcome and hence it is important to be clear about the particular focus of the investigations being carried out and reported in a suitable manner. It is essential to recognize that scientific research in agriculture in India has always produced valuable results of direct relevance to her people. Importantly, preparedness to tackle disasters due to inclement weather system has prominently featured on the agenda. The recent focus on climate change and impacts has provided the necessary impetus to reorganize the framework of investigation to capture the specifics of such impacts. In this context, the importance of micro climate variations too viz-a-viz the larger scales of impacts cannot be overemphasized. It will be useful to also help characterize natural variations versus artificially induced variations, helping us understand the complexities of individual and synergistic impacts too. Obviously, the limits and limitations of models could determine the spread and depth of the outcomes of investigations. Empirical evidences to reinforce assumptions have to also be documented with utmost care- guided by an understanding of the limits of tolerance, limiting factors, and the precautionary principle especially in the public policy interface. The present volume therefore, showcases these strands with the fond hope that they will stimulate further thinking and enable appropriate action.

About Anil Kumar Singh

Dr. Anil Kumar Singh is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi VishwaVidyalaya, Gwalior. Earlier he was the Deputy Director General (NRM) in ICAR-2007-2012- Acting Director, IARI-2005-2006- Project Director, Water Technology Centre-1999-2007. Dr. Singh joined the Agricultural Research Service in 1976 and grew up to Principal Scientist until 1999. His areas of research interest have been soil-water-nutrient-plant-atmosphere interactions, crop growth simulation, irrigation water management, and integrated watershed management. Dr. Singh has been known as a DAAD Fellow at University of Hohenheim, Germany and has served in International Rice Research Institute between 1993 and 1995. Dr. Jagdish Chander Dagar has been well recognized for his research in the area of agroforestry, both nationally and internationally. He is presently working as Scientist Emeritus in Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal- previously Dr. Dagar was the Assistant Director General (Agronomy/Agroforestry) at the headquarters of ICAR (2010-2012). His research interest has been in the areas of biosaline agriculture, agroforestry, rehabilitation of degraded lands, management of natural resources, bio-drainage, climate change, and sustainable agriculture and policy. He has written several books and has published more than 200 research papers of high repute in international and national level journals. Dr. A. Arunachalam is a trained ecologist from the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong and has grown professionally through strong pursuit in ecological research that is evident from his 150 research papers, 5 synthesis volumes, 100 book chapters and 25 popular articles. He started his service as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Forestry, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science

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Author : Anil Kumar Singh
Publisher : Springer, India, Private Ltd
Data Published : 30 March 2015
ISBN : 8132221567
EAN : 9788132221562
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 245 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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