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Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: Food Security and Livelihoods – A case Study of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu

Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: Food Security and Livelihoods – A case Study of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu

Duration: 2017-2019

Study sites : Tamil Nadu and Maharastra

Project Contact:  Dr.R.Rengalakshmi and Dr.Manjula M

Donor: UNDP- GEF – Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, New Delhi

Project Objectives: 

  • To assess the impact of climate change on food security and livelihoods, in selected agro-ecological regions of India, for the period 2030s, 2050s and 2080s;
  • To develop vulnerability assessment for food crops of the selected agro-ecological regions based on identified indicators and to develop a vulnerability map for selected food crops;
  • To develop vulnerability assessment for the livelihoods of people engaged in food crop production in the two agro-ecological regions;
  • To develop adaptation strategies for the selected regions;

Expected outcomes:

  • The adaptation framework will provide doable strategies to minimize the adverse impact of climate change on productivity of food crop;
  • The adaptation framework will provide practical strategies for protecting the food security and livelihood security of rural population dependent on food crop production;
  • The strategies developed through this research with particular reference to specific agro ecological sub regions may be refined and extrapolated to other regions without additional resources.