Impacts of climate change on growth and yield of rice and wheat in the Upper Ganga Basin

Change in climate conditions and the frequency of natural disasters
in recent times has made it imperative to find lasting adaptation
solutions for the agriculture sector. Given that almost 60 % of the
country’s population relies on this sector for its livelihood and that
it contributes approximately 15.7% of India’s GDP, an analysis of
changes which could impact crop yields and subsequently lead to
an instable food security scenario is necessary. Taking this into
account, the present study by IARI, commissioned by WWF-India
focuses on the impacts of climate change on crops like wheat and
rice in the Upper Ganga Basin.

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