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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
`[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
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