Is South Asian agriculture adapting to climate change? Evidence from the Indo-Gangetic plains

Ojha, H., Sulaman, R., Sultana, Parvin, Dahal, K., Thapa, D., Mittal, N., Thompson, Paul M., Bhatta, G. D., Ghimire, L. and Aggarwal, P. (2014) Is South Asian agriculture adapting to climate change? Evidence from the Indo-Gangetic plains. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 38 (5) . pp. 505-531. [Article] (doi:10.1080/21683565.2013.841607)

Abstract

Despite growing scientific consensus that agriculture is affected by climate change and variability, there is still limited knowledge on how agricultural systems respond to climate risks under different circumstances. Drawing on three case studies conducted in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, covering Nepal, Bangladesh, and the Indian state of Punjab, this article analyzes agricultural adaptation practices to climate change. In particular, we examine how farmers and other agricultural actors understand and respond to climate change. We identify a variety of adaptation practices related to changes in cropping system, technological innovations, and institutional changes. We also explore key challenges related to such emerging adaptive innovation processes in the region.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 16401
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Depositing User: Josie Joyce
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 11:25
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 11:09
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16401

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