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India

Official name: 

Republic of India

Region: 
Country income: 
Lower-middle-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

India (2014)

Energy profile
  • Grape Mundo

    Type: 
    Product

    Grape Mundo is an IT Application for grape farmers to adopt precision and sustainable farming practices, along with a channel to sell their quality and residue-free grapes directly to end consumers without using traditional selling chains and intermediaries ( by an e-commerce platform). It has been developed to help farmers identify problems, such as crop residue precaution, prevent pre-harvest and post-harvest losses, estimate yields, and calculate and enhance grape farm productivity.

  • CropIN

    Type: 
    Product

    CropIN is an Agricultural Artificial Intelligence(AI) application for  crops and soil health monitoring and predictive agricultural analytics (e.g. : predicting the optimal time to sow seeds, get alerts on risks from pest attacks)
    The solution helps in remote sensing and weather advisory, scheduling and monitoring farm activities for complete traceability, educating farmers on adoption of right package of practices and inputs, monitoring crop health and harvest estimation, and alerts on pest, diseases, etc.

  • Women as seed conservation and agro-ecology experts helping their communities resist climate change

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 26 December 2017
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    Description of the project:

    The project “Seeds for Hope” improves the climate resilience, food sovereignty and economic autonomy of farming communities (20,000 people) in the valley of Derhadun, in Northern India, relying on women’s knowledge and action. They are trained to reproduce and conserve local seeds, learn agro-ecological techniques and food transformation, which reinforces their power to make decisions. The project is led in partnership with the association Navdanya, created by Vandana Shiva. Direct beneficiaries: 745 farmers and their families in 31 villages.

  • Weather variability, agriculture and rural migration: evidence from state and district level migration in India

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday 1 January 2014
    Objective: 

    Fast growing economies like India are likely to witness increasing disparity in living standards between rural and urban areas, with a corresponding increase in migration from rural to urban areas. The weather sensitivity of agriculture and the increasing vulnerability of crop yields to both weather extremes and changing weather conditions are likely to further accelerate the rural to rural and rural to urban migration. 

  • Impact of climate change on Indian agriculture: a review

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 January 2006
    Objective: 

    During the recent decade, with the growing recognition of the possibility of climate change and clear evidence of observed changes in climate during 20th century, an increasing emphasis on food security and its regional impacts has come to forefront of the scientific community. In recent times, the crop simulation models have been used extensively to study the impact of climate change on agricultural production and food security.

  • Farmers in a Changing Climate: Does Gender Matter? Food security in Andhra Pradesh, India

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 1 January 2009
    Objective: 

    This report presents the findings of research undertaken in six villages in two drought-prone districts of Andhra Pradesh in India Mahbubnagar and Anantapur. This FAO study uses gender, institutional, and climate analyses to document the trends in climate variability that men and women farmers are facing and their responses to ensure food security. The research uses gender-sensitive qualitative and quantitative methods and gender analysis techniques to capture the voices of both men and women and quantify the degree to which men’s and women’s responses to climate variability differ.

  • Measuring Irrigation Subsidies in Andhra Pradesh and Southern India: An Application of the GSI Method for quantifying subsidies

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 January 2011
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    In India, as elsewhere, subsidies account for a significant portion of government expenditure. Government subsidies account for 14% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP); among the various subsidies, irrigation subsidies are significant. Assessing the scale of irrigation subsidies is a major challenge. A variety of different sources hold information and data; there is also a lack of clear incentives for stakeholders to gather the necessary data for accurate subsidy estimation.

  • A statistically predictive model for future monsoon failure in India

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 January 2012
    Objective: 

    Indian summer monsoon (ISM) rainfall is the major prerequisite of agricultural productivity in the region and its variability severely affects the livelihoods of a large share of the world’s population. While average ISM rainfall has been relatively stable during the past century, rising trends have been observed in the annual number of extreme rain events. This study shows severe failure of ISM rainfall is possible but unlikely under present climatic conditions, according to a comprehensive climate model.

  • Greening rural development in India

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 January 2012
    Objective: 

    Greening rural development can stimulate rural economies, create jobs and help maintain critical ecosystem services and strengthen climate resilience of the rural poor. This report by the Ministry of Rural Development, India, with support from the United Nations Development Programme, presents strategies for inclusive rural development embodying the principles of environmental sustainability. It defines ‘green’ outcomes for major rural development schemes, reviews the design and evidence from the field to highlight potential green results and recommends steps to improve green results.

  • Socio-economic analysis of climate change impacts on foodgrain production in Indian states

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 25 June 2013
    Objective: 

    This paper analyses the implications of climate change on production of four crop categories (rice, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals) for ten large food-grain producing states in India over the period 2030–2050. Panel econometric estimation technique is used to model supply response, and these estimates are subsequently used along with yield and climate parameter projections to derive the expected impacts.

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