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Climate Change and Agriculture in India
Studies from Selected River Basins

ISBN 9781138660205
Published January 19, 2016 by Routledge India
344 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides an overview of climate change in India using river basin data and analytical and econometric methods. It, first, makes a quantitative assessment of how climate change affects agricultural and food production systems; second, predicts how these systems may respond to climate change; and third, suggests adaptation measures and strategies to improve the income of farmers, increase production, save water and conserve environment.The work will be greatly useful to policy-makers, researchers and teachers of agricultural economics, environmental studies and economics and development studies as also to research organizations dealing with climate modelling and resource management.

Table of Contents

List of Tables. List of Figures. List of Maps. List of Abbreviations. Foreword M. S. Swaminathan. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Socio-economic Assessment of Climate Impacts in Agriculture 2. Methodologies for Quantifying Climate Change Impacts 3. Climate Change and Impacts: Godavari River Basin 4. Climate Change and Impacts: Krishna River Basin 5. Climate Change and Impacts: Cauvery River Basin 6. Technologies, Adaptation Costs and Cost of Uncertainty Associated with Climate Change 7. Climate Change and Socio-economic Impact Assessment: A Way Forward. Notes. Appendix. Bibliography. About the Authors. Index

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K. Palanisami is Principal Researcher and Director, IWMI-TATA Water Policy Research Program, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Hyderabad, India.

C. R. Ranganathan is Professor of Mathematics (retired), Department of Physical Sciences and Information Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India.

Udaya Sekhar Nagothu is Professor, Development Studies, and Director (International Projects), Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (BIOFORSK), Aas, Norway.

Krishna Reddy Kakumanu is Special Project Scientist, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Hyderabad, India.


‘[This] book . . . is of great contemporary relevance.’ — M. S. Swaminathan, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha); Emeritus Chairman, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

‘The right mix between theory, empirics and case study approaches makes this book . . . valuable to scholars.’ — Ariel Dinar, Professor, Environmental Economics and Policy, and Director, Water Science and Policy Center, Department of Environmental Sciences University of California, Riverside

‘The authors provide many helpful examples of how to measure, model, and make the most of the available information.’ — Dennis Wichelns, Professor and Director, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

‘The book will become a key reference in charting and assessing progress in building resilience and adaptation in smallholder farming systems in India.’ — Andrew Noble, Program Director, CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, International Water Management Institute, Colombo