Monday, November 14, 2011

climate change and farmers

·         In last 2 decades popltn grew frm 5 to 7 bn in world
o   Hungry people 1 bn+
·         Rural poor  are the worst effected by climate change
·         2 bn people live on small farms
o   They produce 41% of India’s food grains
o   Women make up the majority
o   They are backbone of LDC economies
Way ahead
·         Provide  resilience building technologies
o   drought resistant seeds
o   new ways of rainwater harvesting
o   sustainable practices of agriculture
·         target vulnerable sections
·         strengthen grassroot institutions
·         broaden livelihood opportunities
·         enhance productivity and profitability of farmers

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