Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation: Agriculture

Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation: Agriculture

By K S KAVI KUMAR and BRINDA VISWANATHAN
in India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development
Edited by Navroz K Dubash
Oxford University Press
2019

This paper provides an overview of issues surrounding the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation in the agriculture sector with focus on India. The status of adaptation research focussing on triggers of adaptation and adaptation strategies such as innovation, adoption of technologies, risk management, and migration are discussed. The paper then deliberates on approaches for mainstreaming climate change adaptation policies, namely climate proofing, climate-first and development-first. The wide ranging budgetary requirements made by the State Action Plans on Climate Change for the agricultural sector (e.g. Rs. 100 crores for Uttar Pradesh and Rs. 23000 crores for Tamil Nadu), highlight the need for a coherent approach for assessing adaptation budgets along with establishment of climate and disaster cells in the line departments of the state governments to integrate the climate risks with the developmental plans.

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