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.
‘[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
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